Many men and women are familiar with BOTOX® for non-surgical wrinkle relaxation, but who makes a good candidate for this treatment? In order to qualify as a candidate, it is important to understand what BOTOX® is designed to do and how it affects each individual. The best way to determine if BOTOX® is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our medical team, but here are some things to keep in mind as you consider having this treatment performed.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
It is important for you to first understand what BOTOX® does. This unique formulation is available by prescription only and is designed for injection into specific facial muscles to temporarily reduce dynamic wrinkles. Understanding what dynamic wrinkles are is also important in determining if BOTOX® is the right product for you.
Dynamic wrinkles are the folds and creases that you see on your face when you look in the mirror and make a facial expression. When you smile, frown, look surprised or grimace, the muscles in your face move and cause you to make an expression. As you get older and make the same expressions repeatedly, dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet and vertical forehead lines can develop and cause you to look constantly tired, angry, or even older than you really are.
While other types of wrinkles can also develop in the face, these are more effectively treated with other options such as dermal fillers.
What Can I Expect During My Consultation?
During our examination, we will ask you about your health and medical history. Individuals who are dealing with muscle and nerve disorders may require further evaluation since BOTOX® directly affects the nerves. The treatment area will also need to be free of infection. If you are taking antibiotics, we may recommend that you wait to have BOTOX® injections. If you are nursing or pregnant, it may be best to postpone your treatments.
The Advantages of BOTOX®
Before visiting us for a treatment, it is also important for you to understand the advantages of this treatment option. The results that you see after BOTOX® will be refreshing and revitalizing. You will see that the deep wrinkles that you have in your face will relax, leaving you looking more alert and younger. The great thing about BOTOX® is that others will notice that you look more vibrant, but the results are not so drastic that it is obvious that you “had work done.” You will not be left with a frozen look, and you will still be able to make normal facial expressions.
In comparison to more invasive procedures, the side effects of this treatment are minimal with no downtime. Contact NewU Plastic Surgery today in Austin to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a good candidate.