Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the world and for good reason. It successfully smooths out lines and wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance. But when is a good time to start Botox treatments?
Read on for more information about who makes a good candidate.
- Botox is one of many ways to treat lines and wrinkles of the face and neck. Other options include chemical peels and microdermabrasion or surgical treatments such as brow lifts, facelifts and neck lifts. Dermal fillers are often used to complement Botox injections as they address different types of wrinkles.
- There are two types of wrinkles: static and dynamic. Botox treats dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are caused by the contraction of muscles underneath the skin that form lines when you make expressions such as laughing, frowning or squinting.
- Botox does not work on static wrinkles, which are wrinkles that are always present. These are caused by sun damage, genetics, smoking, poor nutrition or prolonged dynamic wrinkles.
- If you have moderate to severe facial wrinkles between the eyes, on the forehead or around the neck, you would be a good candidate for Botox injections.
- If you are in good general health and have realistic expectations for the outcome, then you would be a good candidate for Botox injections.
- You are not a good candidate if you are allergic to any ingredient in Botox, have a skin infection at the site of injection, have a severe illness or injury, or have a muscle or nerve condition. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you are not a good candidate for Botox.
- Patients love Botox because you can be in and out of the office in no time. A Botox injection takes only 10-15 minutes and requires no anesthesia. There is no recovery time, and most people return to their work or other activities right after they leave the office.
- You will start to see the effects in just a few days, and the results will last 3-4 months. You’ll want to return to the office for additional treatments to prolong results.
If you are interested in whether Botox is right for you, call (917) 239-4746 for an appointment.