Botox Before and After Pictures: What Should I Look For?

When considering Botox treatments, the before and after photos can provide valuable insights into an injector’s expertise. But what exactly should you be looking for!? Non-surgical dermal filler treatments are a much easier alternative to traditional plastic surgery, but there’s a lot to consider before you book. 

What is Botox? How do Botox Treatments Work? 

Botox is a brand of neurotoxin that reduces muscle movement and reduces facial wrinkles and creases, ultimately reducing signs of aging.  Whenever the skin on our face moves, the body’s nervous system sends signals to the muscles underneath the skin, called neurotransmitters, that cause the muscles (and our skin) to move. Over time, these facial expressions and movement of the facial muscles is what causes the appearance of lines and wrinkles in areas such as between the brow, glabella, and forehead.  Botox, a form of neuromodulator, is used to block the neurotransmitters that are sent to our facial muscles. By blocking the signals that cause our facial muscles to contract, Botox injections are able to relax the muscles and, ultimately, reduce the appearance of wrinkled skin and acts as an anti-aging tool.

Key Elements to Look for in Botox Before & After Photos 

  • Diversity and Quantity: A wide range of before and after photos, especially for intricate areas like the forehead, between the eyes, and crow’s feet, indicates an injector’s proficiency. Also, look for photos of treatments with other injectables, such as fillers. This is important because sometimes, Botox alone might not fully smooth the resting lines between the eyes or on the forehead. Since Botox works on movement or muscle activity, collagen, lost resting lines in the forehead, and between the eyes may benefit from cosmetic fillers
  • Full-Face Perspectives: Assessing full-face shots alongside close-ups is crucial. This allows you to see how Botox treatments enhance overall facial aesthetics, ensuring the changes are harmonious and tailored to the individual’s features. Sometimes getting too much botox or botox placement that is too low may cause a over puffy or cheeky smile . When botox is over corrected or placed too low it may cause heaviness in the eyebrows – or even a droopy eyelid
  • Consistency in Photography: Pay attention to consistency in photo angles, lighting, and distance. Inconsistencies can misleadingly alter the appearance of results. Ideally, before and after shots should be taken from the same angle and under similar lighting conditions to provide a true representation of the injector’s work.
  • Natural Results: Be wary of after photos that show unnatural appearance or filtering. The best outcomes look natural and align with your expectations of how you wish to look post-treatment.
  • Noticeable Improvement: The difference between the before and after states should be significant yet natural, showcasing a refined improvement. It’s important that the after images resonate with the aesthetic you desire, indicating the injector’s ability to achieve your goals.
  • Expertise Matters: Opt for a full-time cosmetic injectable clinician. Their extensive experience and focus on cosmetic injectables can greatly influence the success of your treatment.

Dr. Bracci Botox Before & Afters:

To view more of Dr. Stephen Bracci’s Botox Before and After photos, check out our gallery here 

Where Can I Get Botox Injections? 

Botox is typically used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in between the eyebrows, or the glabella area, as well as the areas around the eyes commonly referred to as Crow’s Feet. 

At What Age Should I Consider a Botox Procedure? 

The appropriate age to start Botox treatments will vary between patients and depends on their genetics and skin goals. For many, beginning Botox cosmetic procedures in their twenties or thirties offers significant benefits. Starting treatments at a younger age allows for more rest periods for the skin, providing long-term protection against collagen damage and delaying the onset of permanent forehead wrinkles and other fine lines typically associated with aging.

In summary, meticulously reviewing before and after photos can guide you to choose a skilled injector who can deliver the natural, refined look you aspire to achieve with Botox treatments.

Scheduling a Botox® Consultation at VERVE Medical Cosmetics 

If you are interested in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, a Botox cosmetic treatment is a great option to give you the refresh you’re looking for without any cosmetic surgery. 

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Stephen Bracci, call us at (212) 355-1575 or fill out the form on our website. 

FAQs About Botox Before and Afters: 

Will the Brand of Botox Affect My Before and After?

Botox Cosmetic was FDA approved in 2002. It is currently approved for frown lines between the eyes, forehead lines and crow’s feet which are wrinkle lines near the eyes. Botox is a neurotoxin and Botox is the name brand. There  are several name brands that you may have heard of. These include, Dysport, Xeomin, Juveau and Daxxify which is the newest to the group. All of these brands are essentially the same except for a few differences. Xeomin for example is a more purified version and preferred by many. Brand ambassador celebrity endorsements for Xeomin have included Joe Jonas, Christina Aguiliera and now Demi Lovato! At VERVE we prefer the Xeomin brand for its purity.  How your before and after photos and results look depend on the experience of your injector. We recommend that you see a provider that has many years of experience and understands ALL these brands and specifically how a Botox injection will affect your personal before and after.

Will Age Affect My Before and After?

Different ages may or may not see different results. However your Botox before and after should always provide natural results regardless of your age. You always want to look better, not different.  If you have more mature skin you may require other more advanced aesthetic medical treatments such as cosmetic fillers of  plastic surgery from a board certified plastic surgeon.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s 2022 annual report listed Neuromodulator Injections as the #1 choice in a list of top 5 Cosmetic Minimally Invasive Procedures. Soft tissue fillers known as HA filler ranked second in popularity. Botox or neuromodulator injects continues to grow year after year.

When I See a Botox Before and After on Social Media is this Really Botox?

There are many Botox before and after photos on social media and many influencers have made Botox more popular than ever! Many before and after Botox photos on social media and the internet are accurate, however, it is important to visit with an experienced provider to look at before and after photos of real patients.  It is important to discuss your goals and what look you are going for with your results. Because of a lack of education on the subject of minimally invasive procedures, viewers on social media often confuse the results of bad plastic surgery or injections with Botox. 

Is Botox Expensive and Will I Need to Keep Coming Back?

The best Botox in NYC and New Jersey can average around $16-$24 per unit. You may need to come back every 3-4 months but everyone is different and the amount and frequency will differ. We recommend staying away from deep discounts on the internet and sticking with a provider you can trust and have a long term relationship with. Many experienced aesthetic centers or medical spas are actual medical offices that keep medical records of your progress and aging throughout your lifetime. They also understand the cost of Botox and may provide discounts. VERVE provides quantity discounts to make Botox affordable. Units can be purchased in advance and banked for later use.