The reason why so many people are too scared to try Botox injections is that they are worried about their face “freezing”. While the risk is minimal if you see a reputable dermatologist or cosmetic specialist, it can be high if the person doing it is unqualified or inexperienced.
A “frozen” face is something you may have for many months but is not permanent. However, for those few months, you may field a few strange looks. Here’s why people can suffer from a frozen face after Botox.
Your Doctor Used a Template
There is no “one size fits all” approach to Botox, but when you take a course on how to inject Botox, that’s sometimes the teaching process. Many people learn how to apply Botox by filling in the areas of a standard template. However, that’s not how the average person’s face works.
That’s how over-filling, muscle paralysis, and a frozen face can occur. Your doctor can inject too much or not enough Botox into an area of your face – based on how they would have done it on the template. That may not suit your face.
If you are unsure about whether to use a particular specialist, take note of their patients. Does their Botox look natural? If you don’t like the results of their previous “work”, then try to find another experienced Botox specialist.Continue Reading