BOTOX Treatment: Am I a Candidate?
You might wonder if you are a candidate for receiving BOTOX® treatment. This purified protein solution is manufactured in safe conditions for use by physicians. This treatment has a variety of medical uses, but first, you must have an examination to ensure that you don’t have any health issues that are detrimental for your well-being. This solution works by blocking the signals in the body that control the nerves in your muscles, but it only works near the injection site.
The primary use for BOTOX® treatment is for cosmetic purposes to reduce the wrinkles, fine lines, and folds on the face that are caused by the natural aging process. BOTOX® injections for reducing wrinkles are available for adult men or women who have completed a medical form and received approval for the procedure.
BOTOX®: What to Expect
Before having a BOTOX® treatment, you will have a consultation with the physician about the areas of your face that you want treated. The physician will cover your clothing with a protective device before your face is cleansed with alcohol wipes. It is a good idea to avoid wearing makeup or moisturizing creams on your face because these substances are removed. The physician will inject the BOTOX® into the skin while smoothing your skin to help the substance reach the correct areas of your underlying tissues. BOTOX® injections are frequently requested for these facial problems:
- Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
- Frown lines between the eyes
- Marionette lines at the corner of the mouth to the edge of the nose
- Frown lines on the forehead
- Lipstick or smoker’s fine lines around the lips
BOTOX® treatment leads to results that can last for months before needing touch up treatments. If you are interested in this treatment, the professionals at Smith Facial Plastics in Gahanna would be more than happy to discuss the details with you further. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!