The results you will enjoy from Botox
With Botox, you can have fewer wrinkles and look younger. Your lines will soften. You won’t be able to make all your usual expressions. If your kids start a food fight at the kitchen table and you shoot them a “STOP IT” look, they might only see your pleasant smile.
Your lines will soften. You will notice an improvement within 10 days. People are going to say, “You just look fresher. What did you do?” They’re not going to know exactly what you did unless you tell then you went to an aesthetician for a Botox injection. Some people are open. Some aren’t. Everyone is different when they discuss their bodies with friends. Botox softens the lines. It just makes the expressions less definite. You end up looking younger.
An experienced RN will not advocate total paralysis or giving you a frozen look. People say, “Don’t make me look like Joan Rivers or Barry Manilow.” If you do come in and say, “I don’t want to be able to move a thing,” then the RN will really shoot you up. Just remember…the primary goal is to help you look better and fresher.
Make sure you are getting real Botox
Make sure the RN applying Botox is using the official Allergan Botox. Look at the vial. Look for the little purple label that indicates this is Allergan Botox. Allergan is the only legitimate supplier in the U.S. The hologram on the label tells you it is real Botox. There is black market Botox. Make sure the nurse is using real Botox. One RN interviewed for this article says, “I always open up vials in front of my clients. I show them what real Botox looks like. I educate them. Even if they just want the consultation, I want them to know what to look for in the future. I want them to know what real Botox looks like and what the black market stuff looks like.
A Botox vial has five treatments
“When I first open up the vial,” says Lori Mitchell of Roseville Aesthetics, “it is safety sealed. I remove the plastic seal, reconstitute it with saline or sterile water and gently swirl it. I use a clean needle for each syringe. With this clean needle, I withdraw my product and then change that needle to a smaller needle before I do the injection.”
Lori can typically get five syringes out of one vial each time. She inserts a brand new needle from a sterile package before administering Botox to the client.
Suppose you want Botox for eyebrows and crow’s feet. This would call for two syringes. She would do one syringe for the forehead and then one syringe for both of the eyes. There will be two or three injection sites for each eye. RNs like to change to fresh needles when doing the entire face. This helps ensure the needle is nice and sharp.
The needle can dull after numerous insertions under the skin. “I’ve been doing this for a long time,” says Lori. “Based on feedback I get from my clients, it’s much more pleasant if I’m switching my needles. I hold the skin nice and taut. I apply the numbing cream and put on the ice. It is very painless. “
Meet the expert
Looking young never gets old! My name is Lori Mitchell. I am a registered nurse and co-owner of RIM Aesthetics in Roseville. I LOVE working with middle aged men and women to help them feel GREAT about their skin. I get rid of unwanted hair, wrinkles, brown spots, and saggy skin to help them go from feeling OLD to feeling BOLD!