Sunday, June 19, 2011
Botox and Show Your Emotions: You Can Do Both!!
I am struck by an article in today's NY Times, http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=805027&f=26. This is an article that sites research studies that suggest Botox impairs our ability to show our true emotions. I find this interesting because I am often telling patients of the importance of saving some ability to express feelings. Experienced injectors can do Botox (or Dysport) treatments and still allow the patient to express themselves. Expressive Botox treatment can be done using less product, more widely distributed, in a strategic pattern. The results still last and you avoid the "frozen look". I believe this is the difference between a good Botox treatment, that no one can tell and the obvious, funny look that belongs in a circus. The responsibility is ultimately yours, go to an experienced plastic surgeon or dermatologist and make sure they know you want some movement ability in the given area of treatment!!