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Are You A Good Candidate For Botox®?

Some people get worried when they start to notice signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.

Thankfully, there are noninvasive treatments like Botox® that can help you fight the signs of aging and help you achieve younger-looking skin.

Keep reading to find out if you are a good candidate for Botox®.

Understanding Botox®

A Botox® injection is a cosmetic treatment that relaxes facial muscles to smooth out lines and wrinkles with the use of a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin.

Botox® is FDA-approved to treat crow's feet, forehead and frown lines.

When is The Right Time to Receive Botox®?

If you've heard about Botox® and are worried about how aging impacts your face, you might be wondering if you're a suitable candidate for this treatment.

Even if you want to get Botox® injections straightaway to soften the look of dynamic wrinkles, you will still need to consult a competent provider first. You are a good candidate for this treatment if you:

  • Have moderate to severe facial wrinkles.

  • Should be 18 years of age or older.

  • Are in good health overall.

  • Have realistic cosmetic goals.

Botox®, on the other hand, may not be the best option for you if you are:

  • Allergic to botulinum toxin or its components.

  • Suffering from an active skin condition or skin issues in the target area.

  • Pregnant or nursing.

  • have both muscle and nerve diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or myasthenia gravis.

What to Expect from Your Botox Treatment

An injector often administers Botox® injections in the office or clinic. The treatment itself only takes minutes, while the whole appointment can take longer because of initial consultation.

Your injector may also apply a topical anesthetic or numbing cream into the target areas for maximum comfort. Then, a tiny needle will be used to inject Botox® into the underlying muscles.

Do note that the amount of Botox® required will be determined by the depth and location of the wrinkles.

Botox® injections require no downtime and you can resume your daily activities right after. It’s best to avoid massaging the injection sites for a few days after as it could lead to the botulinum toxin to migrate to other parts of your face, causing temporary facial paralysis or drooping. Slight bruising at the injection sites is normal and should be gone within a few days.

The maximum effect of the treatment can take up to two weeks to appear, and typically lasts for three to four months, so follow-up appointments may be necessary to maintain the desired results.

Try Botox® Today!

Botox® is a safe and effective treatment that can help you prevent and diminish the visible signs of aging. However, always remember to consult a licensed provider to assess your suitability for Botox® before you try this treatment.

Our qualified providers here at Sedalia Aesthetics, Sedalia MO, have helped countless patients of varying ages fight the signs of aging and soften the look of wrinkles using Botox®, helping them feel and look their best for much longer.


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