Who is a Candidate for BOTOX®?

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BOTOX® is a product containing a muscle-relaxing ingredient. It helps to smooth away dynamic wrinkles by preventing muscle contraction. Many of our patients come to us with concerns about marionette lines and crow’s feet that form around their eyes and mouth whenever certain facial expressions are made. These wrinkles are the result of countless skin pinches that occur when the muscles contract.

As we age and mature, these wrinkles become much more prominent. Surgical procedures aren’t required in order to smooth away these lines. A few BOTOX® fluid injections are often all that’s necessary in order to create a more youthful appearance. To find out if you’re a suitable candidate for this cosmetic treatment, read on.

How It Works

When injected into the upper-level facial or forehead muscles, the serum stays pretty much in place. Over the next few days, the individual notices that while smiling, frowning, and the making of other facial expressions is just as easy as before, the skin stays smoother. The dynamic wrinkles don’t appear because the lack of muscle contraction is no longer pinching or pulling on the skin surface.

The Ideal Candidate

Good candidates for BOTOX® treatment include mature adults whose skin is healthy but beginning to show thin smile lines. These are especially common in areas where muscles regularly affect the tightness of the skin. Near the corners of the mouth, on the sides of the eyes, above the bridge nose, and on the center of the forehead, these lines are generally prominent when the individual widens or narrows the eyes, purses the lips, or raises the cheeks.

If this sounds like you, you’re in luck! You don’t have to consider surgical skin ablation or repositioning, and you will likely not be required to have skin resurfacing or peel treatments performed in order to improve your appearance. Instead, BOTOX® injections may do the job quite well.

Consultation and Treatment

We cannot overemphasize the importance of the consultation. It takes a trained, experienced professional to perform this treatment properly. We will want to look at your skin carefully and see where it creases and wrinkles when you perform certain facial expressions. We’ll choose the dosage and injection sites based on this examination.

A typical treatment session takes only about 10 minutes to perform. You’ll enjoy positive results that last for up to six months. After this time, the serum is pretty much flushed from the body, and you’ll need to have the procedure repeated.

This is the simplest and by far the most popular skin-smoothing treatment available. Find out more about BOTOX® cosmetic treatments by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Renée Moran Medical Aesthetics! At our convenient location in Newton Centre, our caring and experienced staff will be happy to explain the process in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Get ready to look younger, and prepare yourself for a boost in your overall confidence and self-esteem. Contact us today to set up your consultation!

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