Will My Face Look Frozen After BOTOX® Injections?

By: Dr. Matthew Adam Graham


One of the most common reasons that patients are hesitant to try BOTOX is the fear of looking overly fake, tight, or frozen. While BOTOX can certainly be overdone, these unwanted outcomes can be avoided by selecting a highly qualified and experienced injector to administer your BOTOX. In fact, when BOTOX is injected properly and in an appropriate amount, the results can be stunningly natural-looking. At Wellspring Medical Spa & Aesthetics in Thomasville, GA, medical director Dr. Matthew Adam Graham and our team of aesthetic experts are proud to help patients achieve the soft, natural, youthful look they want with the most current and effective treatments available today, including BOTOX injections. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of BOTOX and discuss how a frozen, artificial look can be avoided.

What does BOTOX do?

BOTOX is a widely popular injectable neuromodulator designed to soften the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles. Dynamic lines are caused by repetitive facial expressions and muscle movements, which can ultimately become visible even when the face is at rest. When BOTOX is injected into the muscle, it binds with neuroreceptors and temporarily paralyzes the muscle, forcing it to relax. On the surface above, the skin is able to soften and relax as well, dramatically reducing the visibility of lines and wrinkles. Common cosmetic concerns that can be addressed with BOTOX injections include:

  • Forehead lines
  • Brow lines
  • Frown lines
  • Glabellar lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Gummy smile

Will I look fake after BOTOX?

For some patients, the idea of paralyzing the facial muscles can sound frightening. Adding to that fear are images of patients who look completely frozen or artificial after BOTOX. Fortunately, these outcomes are exceedingly rare and can be avoided by choosing an experienced injector who understands proper BOTOX placement and volume.

During your initial consultation for BOTOX in Thomasville, GA, one of our certified and experienced cosmetic injectors will discuss your specific concerns and goals, evaluate your lines and wrinkles, and explain your options at length. You will then be asked to make a series of facial expressions, which allows the injector to mark the target injection sites. For first-time BOTOX patients, a smaller dosage amount may be recommended. This will enable patients to see how their body responds to treatment and avoid overly dramatic results. Should the patient prefer less movement once the results of BOTOX become apparent, which can take about 4 – 7 days, a touch-up treatment can be performed to add additional BOTOX to the desired areas. For patients who prefer a more natural look, less BOTOX can be used in subsequent treatment rounds.

How long does BOTOX last?

For most patients, BOTOX provides results for an average of 3 – 4 months. Many patients choose to schedule regular treatments every three months – before visible lines and wrinkles return – to maintain a consistently smooth and youthful look. In some cases, patients notice that their BOTOX begins to last longer after several rounds of treatment.

Soft, beautiful, natural-looking results are possible with BOTOX in Thomasville, GA

If you are hesitant about trying BOTOX because you’re worried about looking too stiff, let us help. With the expertise of our cosmetic injectors, patients can achieve remarkably natural-looking results that they can feel confident about. To learn more about the exciting transformations that are possible with BOTOX injections in Thomasville, GA, call Wellspring Medical Spa & Aesthetics to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Matthew Adam Graham or one of our aesthetic experts today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.