12 Jun Who Is a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?
Wrinkles may be the “signs of a life well-lived,” but that doesn’t mean everyone wants the stories of their lives etched across their faces. When sunscreen and anti-aging treatments aren’t enough to stop unwanted wrinkles and fine lines from appearing, your dermatologist may recommend BOTOX®.
While BOTOX® may seem like the magical Fountain of Youth, it’s waters aren’t meant for everyone. Keep reading to learn who’s a good candidate for BOTOX® and to find out if BOTOX®® is right for you.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a simple, minimally-invasive, no-downtime procedure that treats wrinkles and fine lines, as well as excessive sweating conditions like hyperhidrosis.
The most well-known injectable, BOTOX® is a neuromodulator that relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. BOTOX® injections can not only make your skin look smoother, but can also help prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Who Is NOT Good Candidate for BOTOX®?
As much as you may want to reverse the signs of aging on your face, not everyone is a great candidate for BOTOX®. There are certain situations, medical conditions and skin-specific characteristics that may disqualify you from receiving BOTOX®, such as:
- Deep scarring in the facial skin
- Certain skin disorders around the planned injection site
- A very asymmetrical face
- Very thick facial skin
- Certain neuromuscular disorders
- Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
- Existing weakness in the facial muscles
If you have any of the above conditions, make sure you tell your dermatologist.
Another thing to consider is that patients who undergo BOTOX® injections will need touch-up treatments about twice a year. If you don’t think you can keep up with this kind of maintenance, then a different injectable could be right for you.
Who’s a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?
You’re probably a good candidate for BOTOX® if your skin is in generally good condition and it still has moderate elasticity. And in order to be considered for BOTOX®, you should be over 18, in good health and not pregnant or nursing.
Of course, the best way to determine if BOTOX® is the right dermatological procedure for you is by talking with your dermatologist. After discussing your goals, skin type and medical history, your dermatologist will be able to help you determine if BOTOX® is right for you.
Contact us today to see if BOTOX® is the best treatment for your unwanted facial fine lines and wrinkles!