Are You a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
By Sheryl Pilcher on February 05, 2016
Since 2002, when the injectable was approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, BOTOX® Cosmetic has helped millions of patients to rejuvenate their faces safely and effectively. When injected strategically into the muscles responsible for deep lines in the brow, BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily prevents those muscles from contracting, resulting in a dramatic reduction in the appearance of visible wrinkling in the upper third of the face. Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can be repeated as necessary, meaning that patients can maintain their results for as long as they are willing to undergo BOTOX® therapy.
At Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A., we are pleased to offer BOTOX® Cosmetic injections as a non-surgical, minimally invasive alternative to brow lift surgery for patients who are suitable candidates. The good news is that most patients are good BOTOX® Cosmetic candidates at our San Antonio, TX plastic surgery practice. Dr. Sheryl Pilcher carefully evaluates candidates to ensure that they will safely be able to undergo treatment before recommending BOTOX® Cosmetic as an alternative to plastic surgery.
Are you a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections? To find out for certain, please schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Sheryl Pilcher at Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. today.
Candidacy for BOTOX® Cosmetic
In order to be considered a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, you should:
- Be in overall good health.
- Not have any existing weakness in the muscles being targeted by the injections.
- Not have drooping eyelids (i.e., eyelid ptosis).
- Not have a history of neuromuscular disease.
- Be free of any deep facial scars.
- Not have any pronounced facial asymmetry.
- Not have overly thick facial skin.
- Not have any skin disorders in the upper face, particularly near the planned injection sites.
- Not be pregnant or nursing at the time of treatment.
It is also very important that you have realistic expectations of what can and cannot be accomplished through BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a dermal filler; that is, unlike Restylane® or JUVÉDERM injectable treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetic will not add volume to areas of facial skin that have become hollow or sunken. BOTOX® Cosmetic is best suited for the treatment of wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyes, and at the corners of the eyes (“crow’s feet”). In many instances, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used in conjunction with other injectable treatments as part of a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation plan.
Patients must also understand that the results of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment are intended to be temporary. Typically, results last for four to six months, at which point they can be safely repeated. Patients who wish to achieve longer-lasting results may wish to consider brow lift, blepharoplasty, facelift, or a combination thereof instead, as these will provide results that will last for years rather than months.
Find Out Whether You Are a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic
To find out whether you are a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, please contact Accent Plastic Surgery, P.A. today.
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