Who is a Good Candidate for Botox?

Woman in for Botox

If you want to reduce facial wrinkles caused by excessive muscle contraction (aka expression lines) without any downtime, Botox treatments could be the solution you’re looking for.

A Botox treatment is a prescription medication injected into the muscle to improve moderate to severe expression lines:

  • Frown lines or glabella (wrinkles between the eyebrows)
  • Forehead furrows
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes

What Is Botox?

Botox (Allergan Pharmaceuticals) contains tiny amounts of highly purified botulinum protein. About 12 million vials of Botox Cosmetic have been sold in the US since 2002, with millions of satisfied patients. Approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries, it is the #1 selling neuromuscular injectable in the world!

How Does Botox Work?

Once injected into the muscle, Botox causes temporary reduction in muscle activity. Lines caused by repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting soften up and relax. Patients notice visible smoothing within 3-7 days, with majority seeing improvement by day 3-4. Botox Cosmetic lasts anywhere from 3-4 months.

Are You a Good Candidate for Botox Treatment?

You’re a good candidate for Botox injections when:

  • You are looking for a non-invasive way to improve your expression lines
  • You haven’t had an allergic reaction to Botox or a similar product.
  • You’re in the age range of 18 to 65 years old.

What’s the Right Age for Botox?

There is no such thing as the “right” age for Botox; it totally depends on your requirements after assessing your skin. The average age of a Botox patient is 35 to 65, however, patients as young as in their mid-20’s have undergone the injections due to over excessive muscle contraction resulting in an early onset of crow’s feet and lines in between eyebrows. Both male and female patients are good candidates for Botox treatment.

There is no such thing as the “right” age for Botox; it totally depends on your requirements after assessing your skin. The average age of a Botox patient is 35 to 65, however, patients as young as in their mid-20’s have undergone the injections due to over excessive muscle contraction resulting in an early onset of crow’s feet and lines in between eyebrows. Both male and female patients are good candidates for Botox treatment.

The Importance of Using an Experienced Doctor

While an injectable cosmetic procedure isn’t surgery, it’s still important to use a licensed cosmetic physician for Botox treatments. Since this is a technique- sensitive treatment, you want to make sure that you are being treated by a physician who not only provides a medical setting that’s safe and sanitary, but has extensive training and knowledge of facial anatomy. For your safety, and the best results, use an experienced doctor. Don’t be tempted by “too good to be true” prices by non-medical providers; if it sounds too good to be true, then it most likely is!

All Botox procedures at Troy Laser Center are performed by board-certified physician, Dr. Kenneth Wolok, with over 12 years of cosmetic and injectable experience. Dr. Wolok is also the director of Troy Laser Center and one of the 3 family physicians/owners of Tri-County Medical Clinic.

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Find out more about Botox treatments by contacting Troy Laser Center at (586) 979-5100 , ext. 3 or (586) 693-4852 to schedule a free consultation or request an appointment.

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