I received 2 calls from clients this week who were ready to come in for Botox but said they don’t want to become “Botox Junkies!”
The first client was concerned that she finds herself coming in every 3 months and was wondering if that is too often? I felt this was worth writing about because I frequently get asked “How often will I need to get Botox?” The answer like most answers to cosmetic questions is that it depends on the individual. Some of our clients get Botox every 6 months and some come in after 3 months. The average for most people is about 4 months. In most cases if someone comes back after 3 months it is because they like the results so much that they want to add an additional area. (Relax their forehead wrinkles or crow’s feet, etc) As it turns out this particular client liked her results so much that after a year of being conservative she wants to target more areas.
The second client was a referral and has never had Botox, but after seeing the results on other people feels it will be a quick and non-invasive way to give him a more youthful and less severe appearance with out surgery. His big concern was that he doesn’t want “Joan River’s Syndrome.” I have also heard this from other new clients, but never from our repeat clients. First of all, Dr. Schoenfeld is a facial plastic surgeon and he is great with Botox and facial fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. He didn’t just learn how to inject them at a weekend course. He specializes in facial aesthetics and knows how to get the best results from each individual based on their unique facial muscles and bone structure. Second of all Joan Rivers wants to look like that……really! I had the fortune of attending a luncheon with her last year and she made several jokes regarding her use of Botox. She referenced the fact that her NY physician won’t tell anyone that she treats Joan because she doesn’t want to scare away her other patients. She also joked about her numerous surgeries and is well aware of her extreme appearance.
The bottom line is that Botox is not addictive and the results depend on the individual and most importantly on who administers it. When you leave Renu you won’t look like Joan River’s and you won’t become a Botox junkie, although if you give it a try you will probably become a Botox fan!