Botox treatments can give you a competitive edge, especially when it comes to your career. Research shows time and time again that prospective candidates for jobs who appear young, confident, and stylish are more likely to receive a job offer than those who appear older and less confident.
You should get Botox, for sure. And you should wear clothing that is modern, attractive, and appropriate. Be sure to cut and dye your hair so that it appears flattering, office-ready, and up-to-date. Gray hair is a sign that you might be too old to keep up in the workplace with younger, fresher talent. Teeth whitening in conjunction with Botox can further help you stand out from other job candidates, since it shaves years off and makes you seem more sophisticated. The message it sends is that you care about your appearance.
Botox: Science or Magic?
Though Botox may seem like magic, the science behind it is rather simple. A neurotoxin that banishes dynamic fine lines and wrinkles, Botox works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this occurs, acetylcholine — the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions — can’t be released. In short, Botox injections temporarily relax facial muscles that underlie and cause dynamic wrinkles. For this reason it isn’t effective on static wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are caused by sun damage and gravity.
Botox: The Facts
It’s incredibly important that you prepare for a Botox treatment in order to achieve the desired results. Prior to undergoing Botox, you should:
- Choose your medical provider wisely. Botox all boils down to expertise and execution. It’s important that you choose an experienced board-certified physician that knows what she is doing. You’ve probably seen botched Botox treatments online and in magazines, and they’re not pretty. Be sure to do your research, and be sure to locate a physician who specializes in facial anatomy; she can show you examples of her past work. Ideally, you should get more than one Botox consultation so you can make an informed decision.
- During your consultation, be transparent about your medical history. Knowing all of your medical history enables your doctor to decide whether you’re a good candidate for Botox. Be sure to disclose any medications, supplements, and herbs you’re currently taking, any allergies you might have, medical conditions, illnesses, and diseases, past and upcoming medical procedures, and if you’re currently pregnant or breast-feeding.
- Decide if Botox is right for you. If you’re looking to banish dynamic wrinkles, then Botox can help. But if you’re wanting to minimize the appearance of static wrinkles, then you’d benefit from dermal fillers. Be sure to discuss the best course of action for your concerns with your medical provider.
- Communicate clearly with your medical provider. Both you and your medical provider should be on the same page, especially regarding what facial areas you want to treat and the results you’re hoping to achieve. Different medical providers have different aesthetics: Some doctors prefer being more conservative with Botox treatments, and others are more liberal. Be sure you and your medical provider are aiming for the same goal, or you’ll end up with a result your doctor thinks is great but you think is awful.
- Have realistic expectations. Botox offers dramatic, immediate results. But it’s important you understand what to expect. Sometimes your post-Botox results might not be as perfect as you had hoped. Doing extensive research and having realistic expectations will save you from being disappointed.
- Ask lots of questions. Prior to your consultation, make a list of questions you want to ask your physician, and be sure to take notes. Some common questions include how much the treatment will cost, how many units of Botox you’ll need, how long your medical provider has been administering Botox injections, what some of the risks and side effects are, and after-care instructions.
The Botox Experience
FDA–approved, safe, and effective, Botox requires no downtime and rarely causes side effects.
The number one anti-aging treatment among women, Botox is a prescription medication that, when injected into the skin, improves the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines, forehead furrows, smoker’s lines, and crow’s feet. What’s more, it produces immediate results and actually prevents new lines from forming.
Millions choose Botox because it’s quick, painless, and free of downtime. Prior to your first Botox injection, you’ll need to take some minor precautions in order to reduce the risk of adverse side effects. For instance, ten days prior to receiving Botox injections, you should avoid using products containing aspirin, ibuprofen, and vitamin E. Doing so will significantly lower the chance of bruising after treatment.
Before your first Botox injection, you’ll receive a consultation to determine the best treatment for your needs. You may receive a topical numbing gel 15 minutes prior to your treatment, if you so choose. According to the areas you’re planning on having treated, anywhere from six to eight injections will be administered into the underlying muscles. Most clients comment that the injections feel similar to getting vaccinated: They only feel a few seconds of mild discomfort as the Botox enters the injection site. After your Botox injections are finished, you might notice the injection site looks red and feels irritated. This is only temporary, and it usually goes away within a few hours.
Immediately after the injections, you’ll need to contract the treated muscles. You might be asked to frown, raise your eyebrows, smile, and pucker your lips. Contracting the treated muscles helps to evenly distribute the Botox throughout the injection site. You’ll also be required to refrain from exercising, bending over, lying down, or rubbing the area for the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment. Doing so ensures that the Botox settles in the right place, and that it doesn’t migrate elsewhere. Otherwise, you might experience facial paralysis and eyelid drooping.
Congratulations! You’re one step closer to your career goals. Right after receiving your first Botox treatment, you might notice some bruising or swelling around the injection site, which usually goes away within 24 hours. You’ll notice the full effects of Botox within a few days. But, though rare, they can take up to a few weeks.
Botox’s effects fade with time; the injections typically last between two and four months. You might notice that wrinkles return as the Botox wears off. When this happens, you can either choose to be treated again, or you can wait until the Botox has entirely worn off. However, most dermatologists recommend that you get Botox before your wrinkles completely return.
Over time, Botox actually retrains the underlying muscles that cause your dynamic wrinkles to relax. The muscles get smaller, and less Botox is required.
Botox for That Career Boost
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