BOTOX: When to get it
Chances are you’ve heard of Botox. Chances are you have it done regularly! But when you want to get your brows done, which procedure comes first?
Some technicians say that it’s okay to have Botox done first then have your brows done. However in my experience, its way smarter and safer to have your brows done first and here’s why…
What is Botox?
“Botox is a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles.” This reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the skin. Amazing, right?
It takes about 4-6 months for the Botox to wear off, so keep this in mind when you plan your next brow appointment. As a cosmetic tattoo artist, I need your skin in its natural state. Why you ask? Because if I shape your brows and start microblading or shading, its gonna look great while your Botox is holding all your muscles in place, but when it wears off and your muscles begin to move around - we will end up with a pair of asymmetrical eyebrows. Try to imagine throwing a dart at a dart board and hitting the center BULLSEYE…then in a few weeks the bullseye has moved slightly and your dart is no longer centered. Scary! Some folks might be having their Botox done consistently every three months, which is totally fine. If this is not the case, then it’s best to wait for the Botox to wear off.
Quick summary: Brows first, THEN Botox!