There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution when it comes to cosmetic treatments. Botox, however, has gained massive popularity in the field of cosmetic surgery. This is because Botox is known to be one of the most effective and non-invasive anti-aging treatments in the marketplace. But how do you know if Botox the right solution for your needs?
The Basics: What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved protein that has been studied and developed for over 100 years. Botox works by blocking a naturally occurring chemical called acetylcholine, which triggers muscle spasms and causes wrinkles.
While Botox is most commonly used in low doses to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the skin, it is also used for other medical purposes such as treatment of muscle spasms and reduction of underarm and palm sweat.
How is Botox Used Cosmetically?
Botox is best-known for its anti-aging qualities and can be used to reduce the appearance of frown lines,, crows feet, sunken cheeks, and other fine lines or wrinkles on the face and neck. The treatment typically about 20 minutes and requires virtually no recovery time.
While it can take up to two weeks to see the full-effect of the results of your Botox treatment, you are likely to notice the difference immediately following the procedure. While Botox is quick and virtually painless, the effects are not permanent. The effects of your Botox treatment will likely last three to six months from the date of injection depending on your condition, the health of your skin, and other circumstances.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox?
It depends. Like any other medical procedure, it’s important to be aware of how your body can react to Botox. Of course, the ideal candidate for Botox is a healthy adult who does not have any severe underlying medical conditions.
If you are interested in Botox but you’re not sure if you are a good candidate, it is best to speak with a specialist. At Jefferson, our double board certified surgeons, Dr. Krein and Dr. Heffelfinger, are always willing to discuss any concerns or questions with interested patients.
If you are interested in learning more about whether Botox is the right solution for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE to speak with one of our Botox specialists today.
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