Look Fresh, Not Frozen! Your Ultimate Guide to Botox

Posted October 24, 2019 in Botox


Everyone’s heard of Botox, and plenty of people have tried it, yet it remains a taboo topic for many. Maybe you want to try it out to reduce wrinkles, but you want to look natural — like you haven’t had Botox at all.

The good news is getting Botox doesn’t mean you have to look “frozen.” Read on to learn how to achieve a natural, youthful appearance.

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How Botox Works

Botox is a purified protein, which relaxes the muscles responsible for creating wrinkles, like the crow’s feet, frown lines, or forehead lines. Dr. Gilpin can also inject Botox to gently raise the eyebrows, soften lip lines, or raise a downturned mouth crease.  Patients can expect to see results in 1-2 weeks from the time of their injections and results generally last for 3-4 months.


Dr. Gilpin creates a natural look by using just enough Botox to reach your goals. The amount of Botox you’ll need depends on factors such as your age, the area you’re treating, and the severity of your wrinkles. At Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics we customize every treatment to each individual patient.

No Downtime Needed

No one needs to know you’ve had Botox but you, even immediately after your injections. Botox is commonly referred to as the “lunchtime procedure”.  Dr. Gilpin sends each of his patients with an ice pack to reduce any post-injection redness or inflammation.  It is not uncommon to have a brief headache for the first day or two post-injection.  We recommend that patients do not exercise or apply pressure for an extending period of time (like sleeping face down) for the first 24 hours.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to get the best Botox results possible is to communicate your concerns and goals with Dr. Gilpin. Be sure to thoroughly explain which areas cause you insecurities and which fine lines don’t bother you as much. This helps to develop a plan to achieve the goals you desire. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Gilpin, call our Nashville office or request an appointment online.

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