What Botox Could Do for You

Find out why Botox is the number one cosmetic treatment in the US.

Have you been noticing more and more lines around your eyes? Do you love laughing but not your laugh lines? If so, a cosmetic dermatologist can help smooth away these lines and wrinkles with a simple non-surgical treatment known as Botox. Chances are good that you’ve heard of Botox before, but if this is your first time, we’ll give you the lowdown on what to expect from this treatment.

About Botox Treatment

Botox injections use a purified neurotoxin to relax specific muscles within the face to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. While Botox will not permanently remove wrinkles, it can be a great way to temporarily improve your appearance and reduce crow’s feet, laugh lines, forehead wrinkles, and even lines around the neck and chin.

Botox can only target wrinkles that form as a result of muscle contractions. If you aren’t sure whether Botox will be the ideal treatment for you, then take a moment to smile in the mirror. See those lines and wrinkles that form when you smile? That’s what Botox can treat.

Good Candidates for Botox

So, the most obvious question you probably have is, “Is Botox right for me?” You may want to consider Botox treatment if,

  • You want to reduce the appearance of moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles
  • You want to treat dynamic facial wrinkles (not wrinkles caused by sun damage)
  • You are in good health
  • You have realistic treatment goals

As with any cosmetic treatment, some people are better candidates than others; however, that doesn’t mean that your dermatologist can’t work with you to determine the best course of action to help meet your cosmetic goals. You may not be right for Botox if,

  • You have an allergy to Botox or botulinum toxin
  • You have a skin infection
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding

Are you interested in getting Botox treatment to improve the youthfulness of your appearance? Then it’s time to call to schedule a consultation with your cosmetic dermatologist to find out if Botox is right for you.

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