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Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is currently one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for minimizing the early signs of aging. This product can be injected into select facial areas to release fine lines and wrinkles and create a smoother and more youthful visage. There is no need for incisions, tissue removal or an extended recovery time. Non-invasive and relatively risk-free, this procedure can be the ideal way to freshen your appearance and regain lost confidence.

How BOTOX® Works

In order to determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for BOTOX®, it is important to understand how this solution works. BOTOX® is designed to block the nerve singles that are sent to expressive facial muscles. The muscles that are used to create facial expression are prone to retaining stress and tension and thus, they are largely responsible for the formation of fine lines and wrinkles over time.

Once the nerve signals to these muscles are blocked and the local tension is released, the facial skin will take on a decidedly smoother appearance. The results of this treatment can last for up to six months. Sessions can be repeated multiple times each year for ongoing benefits.

Candidacy for Treatment

Given that BOTOX® is a non-invasive procedure, the general health requirements for candidacy are far more lenient than the health requirements for facelift procedures or other treatments that require tissue removal and cutting. With BOTOX®, however, it is important for candidates to have good neuro-muscular health. BOTOX® is suitable for the treatment of fine lines around the mouth and eyes and across the forehead.

What to Expect

Before your procedure, our provider will assess your aesthetic concerns and determine which areas should be targeted for injection. Over the course of only 15 to 20 minutes, a series of quick injections will be made in the predetermined areas.

BOTOX® can produce a number of immediate improvements across treated areas; however, the full effects of this treatment will usually manifest within three to five days after injections are performed.

Are You a Good Candidate?

During a consultation at Head to Toe Med Spa in Wilmington, we can help you determine if BOTOX® is the right treatment for addressing your wrinkles. Various factors will weigh into this decision, and they will all be discussed in detail during this meeting. You are also encouraged to ask any questions you may have about BOTOX®. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about this amazing injectable.