BOTOX® is used to treat dynamic wrinkles, those lines and folds that occur over time as a result of repeated facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning or laughing. Dynamic wrinkles can be difficult to treat with other cosmetic treatments, but BOTOX® effectively and safely treat dynamic wrinkles softening them or making them disappear altogether.
Both men and women with dynamic wrinkles can be ideal candidates for BOTOX® treatment. BOTOX® is most commonly used to treat individuals who have forehead lines or frown lines, wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, and men and women with nasolabial folds, deep creases that extend from the nose to the mouth, and which may also be referred to as marionette lines. Today, BOTOX® is also being used as an alternative to invasive surgery for individuals with pronounced jaw muscles, to achieve a smoother jaw line and a more oval face shape.
Before deciding on treatment, however, your specialist will take a comprehensive health history to determine if you have any health conditions that might make you a less than ideal candidate. In general, individuals with neurological or cardiovascular diseases or disorders, as well as individuals with diabetes, may not be ideal candidates for BOTOX® treatment.
Men and women must also have realistic expectations about the procedure and the results it can achieve, and also should clearly understand that repeat sessions will be necessary in order to maintain the results.
While the treatment is generally approved for men and women between 18 and 65 years of age, the best way for you to determine if you are a good candidate for the BOTOX® procedure is to speak with your specialist. After discussing your specific situation and reviewing your health profile, your specialist will be able to help you determine if BOTOX® is right for you.