Is Botox Right for Me?
Who is the Ideal Botox Candidate?
Let’s face it, everyone has at least one stubborn wrinkle they would love to make disappear. Perhaps it’s on the forehead or a permanent memory of all the laughter you have had in life. Take the time to learn about the ease of Botox injections and diminish those lines. Experience a refreshed and natural look.
Any healthy adult, male or female, wanting a more youthful appearance is a candidate for Botox. Muscles can be relaxed, resulting in diminished wrinkles and frown lines creating a softer appearance. We use our facial muscles on a daily basis – smiling, frowning and squinting so it’s natural for lines to form. Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles which reduces muscle activity that causes persistent lines to form.
Patients often mention they get comments about looking tired, angry or unapproachable because of deep set frown lines between the brows. They want to look how they feel inside. Just because they look grumpy or sad, doesn’t mean they are. Botox doesn’t necessarily mean turning back the clock, but can help patients express themselves more positively and confidently.
With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons to get treated with Botox. Although the results are visible after 7-14 days, a treatment with Botox will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done”. It is amazing what it can do for self-esteem and one’s overall appearance.
With results lasting up to four months, Botox is one of the top treatments in many Medi Spas throughout the U.S. Most appointments take only 10-15 minutes and there’s no downtime and minimal to no discomfort.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, an estimated 7 million injection procedures were performed in 2016, and Botox continued to grow even more popular throughout 2017. No longer is it viewed as a treatment for adults over 45, with a shift in the age of patients asking for Botox. We see patients coming in asking for Botox in preparation of their 25th or 30th birthdays.
Plus, the benefits of Botox injections go beyond just cosmetic. It is often thought of only as a facial treatment for muscle relaxation to soften lines, but it can also be very effective for a condition called Hyperhidrosis. This is excessive sweating of the underarms which results in an embarrassing condition that sneaks up on you in hot summer months, or even when certain people get overwhelmed or stressed out. Botox has the capability of blocking the nerve endings that send messages to the sweat glands which prevents the profuse sweating that people often want to avoid. This is a great treatment for males and females that suffer from Hyperhidrosis and it will last about 6-9 months.
Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which sounds scary, but is perfectly safe — if it’s made and administered by a licensed professional. The stigma stating it is a poison simply is not correct. Any fears or preconceived notions should be alleviated by the fact that accredited practices have highly trained and skilled nurse injectors that perform the procedure.
It works by freezing the muscles it comes into contact with, and was initially developed while exploring ways to treat spasms. Botox does not have any long-lasting medical side effects and is essentially a risk-free fountain of youth. It is minimally invasive, and even helps oily skin.
The procedure is ideal for brides, executives, models and fits into any lifestyle. Since there is nearly no recovery time, you can come in have an injection and be back to business that afternoon. With other procedures, there can be bruising and other side effects that can take over a week to heal. Men and women can experience a flawless complexion without the need for surgical enhancement.
Really, anyone is an ideal candidate for injections. Give it a shot and see a younger looking you in an instant. Say goodbye to fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and more with simple, safe, effective injections.