According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS), Botox Cosmetic was the most popular noninvasive treatment last year. With more than four million treatments performed, Botox remains the hottest nonsurgical facial rejuvenation option. By now, you probably know why Botox is such a popular choice: the injectable safely erases dynamic wrinkles across the forehead and around the eyes. However, you may still be wondering if Botox could be right for you. Here are four important times the wrinkle-eliminating injectable is not a good choice:
- Your ‘Big Event’ is less than a week away.
While Botox can provide significant wrinkle reduction, it is important to remember that the results do not appear right away. Botulinum toxin types A needs time to relax the targeted facial muscles, smoothing the skin. You can expect it to take about two weeks for the full benefits of the injections to show. To be ready for a big event, plan on getting Botox several weeks ahead. If you are out of time, talk to your cosmetic surgeon about a facial treatment that can refresh your skin immediately, instead.
- You are pregnant.
Botox Cosmetic is a safe treatment, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an effective method for treating dynamic wrinkles. However, there are times when Botox should be avoided. To ensure the safety of your growing baby, it is recommended that Botox injections be postponed until after childbirth. The same goes for breast feeding women, to play it safe, wait until you are done nursing your baby before you resume Botox Cosmetic.
- You are struggling with volume loss and decreasing skin elasticity.
Due to its mechanism of action, Botox Cosmetic works best on dynamic wrinkles. These are fine lines and creases that result from repetitive muscle movement and facial expressions. Botox relaxes the muscles, thus easing the associated wrinkles. If you have wrinkles resulting from sagging skin, or are experiencing ‘hollow’ areas from age-related volume loss, a dermal filler should be the injectable of choice.
- You really do not need it.
Botox may be the most popular noninvasive technique, but it not right for everyone. Some patients do not yet have the tell-tale signs of aging, including Crow’s Feet or Frown Lines, therefore may not benefit from Botox at all. Talk to your plastic surgeon about the best way for you to rejuvenate our appearance, as he/she can recommend the right technique to address your skin’s needs.
To find out if Botox is right for your needs, talk to an expert at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique. Call our Richmond Avenue office at (281) 407-9549. Consultations at Mirror Mirrror Beauty Boutique are always confidential and complementary.