Is Botox Making You Look Expressionless?

It’s a fact that our faces tell stories. A smile of happiness, eyes that open wide in amazement, or the tightening of a forehead that accompanies anger – whatever the emotions we are experiencing, they are oftentimes written into our faces.

Recently, I received a call from a TV reporter who was doing a story on how loss of facial movements from procedures such as Botox Cosmetic can hinder the ability for others to perceive your emotions, as well as your ability to express emotions using your face.

I told the reporter what I know to be true with some of my celebrity clients. While working on a movie, many have relayed their director’s and producers’ feelings toward actors with Botox. Simply put, they hate it. Many actors even have clauses in their contracts that state they will not have any Botox procedures done while filming…

Movies are fiction and producers want them to seem as real as possible, and actors need to be able to convey every emotion – not be frozen with lack of expression.

So while I am a huge fan of Botox and we offer it at my skin care spas, I believe it should always be done very conservatively. It’s really important to take this into consideration when having the procedure performed and you definitely want to communicate with your Botox provider about the look that you are going for.

How do you want the world to see you?

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