Even though BOTOX® is the most popular cosmetic treatment used around the world, it is not the right choice for everyone. It may not work on certain types of wrinkles, and it should not be seen as a miracle cure for any type of skin concern on aging skin. However, when it is used appropriately by the right patients, it can do amazing things, creating skin tone that looks years younger. If you have been trying to decide if this is the right treatment for you, consider the following three prerequisites for BOTOX® treatment, and be sure to schedule an appointment with us as well.
You Have Expression Lines
The first qualification for treatments is having expression lines. These are fine lines found on your face. They may crinkle when you talk, laugh or smile. However, when your face is completely immobile and at rest, your skin will go back to looking smooth. This is the perfect solution to stop those annoying lines from showing up when you are making facial expressions. BOTOX® paralyzes the tiny muscles responsible for these movements. However, we make sure that we use just the right dose so that your face does not appear frozen. You will still be able to smile and frown like usual. However, the lack of lines will shave years off the visual age of your skin.
BOTOX® is FDA-approved to treat a variety of facial lines, specifically horizontal lines of the forehead, vertical lines between the brows and tiny crow’s feet around the outer limits of your eyes. However, it has also been used successfully for years for many off-label uses as well, including treating vertical lines around the lips and horizontal bands around your neck.
You are Healthy
You should be generally health to qualify for BOTOX® treatment. This means that you do not have any chronic conditions that would affect your treatments and that you do not have skin rashes or infections in the area.
You are Willing to Return Regularly for Treatments
Since BOTOX® treatment is temporary, you must be willing to return as needed for follow-up injections. If you stop getting injections, your old expression lines will come back and new lines will begin to form. Over time, you may be able to wait even longer between appointments.
Interested? Get In Touch with Us to Find Out More
If you believe that BOTOX® treatment may be right for you after looking at these qualifications, we invite you to get started by reaching out and making an appointment with Dermatology & Skin Care Associates! At our office in Mason, OH, our experienced practitioners can make absolutely sure that this is the right choices for you or can discuss other skin care solutions if necessary. We will take plenty of time to examine your skin at your first appointment and to talk with you about what you are looking for on your skin. By ensuring that we treat your skin with the right product or procedure, we can make sure that you get the results that you want. Contact us today to set up your consultation!