Millions of people have enjoyed the benefits of BOTOX® injections, which are used to smooth out lines and wrinkles in the face. Dynamic wrinkles can become deeper and deeper over time, which is why this treatment is great as a preventative measure as well as a wrinkle reducer. But what sort of person is a good candidate for BOTOX® treatment?
A candidate for BOTOX® is an adult who is in good mental or physical health who is bothered by facial lines and wrinkles, especially in their brow, at the corners of their mouth or the outside corners of their eyes. The would-be patient should also have realistic expectations when it comes to the treatment. BOTOX® does smooth wrinkles and prevent other wrinkles from forming. Some patients start with small areas of their face and have other areas treated as they see the results and feel more confident.
Before the patient has the injections, they have a consultation with a trained member of our team. They will evaluate the patient’s lines and wrinkles and determine whether they are severe enough for BOTOX® treatment.
Though many people have been candidates for this treatment and have had good outcomes, there are some people who should not have it. These include women who are pregnant or nursing and people who are allergic to BOTOX® or any other product made from the purified protein solution. People who have a skin problem at the area where they want to be treated should wait until the problem clears up.
Other people who may not qualify for the treatments are people who have weakness in the muscles at the injection site. This is because BOTOX® works by causing the muscles beneath the wrinkle to relax. This causes the wrinkle to smooth out. The patient should not have unusually thick skin on their face, very deep scars like those caused by third degree burns or drooping eyelids. People whose faces are notably asymmetrical may also need to pass on BOTOX® treatments.
If you’re bothered by wrinkles on your face, the professionals are ready to discuss your options with you. We are conveniently located in both Cedar Park and Georgetown, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation! Find out if you are the perfect candidate for this wrinkle reducing treatment.