Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox?

All of us will develop lines and wrinkles as we age. For most people, these lines become most pronounced in the 40s and 50s, but each of us is unique, and our aging process is controlled in large part by our genes. Eternal Dermatology & Aesthetics in Fulton, MD can help everyone in the Washington, DC area with simple, effective Botox injections.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Botox?

Anyone who is forming wrinkles on the upper half of the face due to constant repetition of expressions is a good candidate for this treatment. The results look natural, and getting started early in life can even prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place.

For Men and Women

This treatment is not just for women. More and more men are seeking to look at their best for as long as possible, and this treatment is so popular among men that it is sometimes now referred to as “Brotox.” We find that women are often primarily concerned with looking older than they feel, while men are often concerned about looking angrier than they are.

One of the best things about Botox is that treatments are customizable. If you’re concerned about a dramatic change, we can take a conservative approach and apply just a bit at a time, adding injections as needed until lines and wrinkles are softened for just the look you want.

For People With Visible Wrinkles

You are probably a good candidate for this treatment if you have visible lines and wrinkles on the upper half of your face.

For People Without Visible Wrinkles

The age at which we develop wrinkles depends on our unique physiologies and lifestyles. Some people retain their smooth, youthful look well into their 30s and even 40s. Other people start to see the beginning of crow’s feet and frown lines before they even hit 25. One of the best things about this treatment is it can be used to prevent wrinkles from appearing in the first place.

If you’re not yet seeing wrinkles and lines, take a look at your close older relatives: note where they are forming wrinkles. Ask them what age they were when they first started to really notice the signs of aging. This will give you a timeframe for when your own wrinkles are likely to appear, and by getting treatment before that time, you can put it off significantly.

For Those Who Have Premature Aging

This is an especially good treatment for anyone who is bothered by having “lost the genetic lottery.” Some of us simply began showing extreme signs of aging far earlier than most people, even with a very healthy lifestyle and good skincare habits. Botox is the perfect way to ensure that your face is always making you look as young as you really are.

For Those Who Aren’t Allergic

While most people are good candidates for this treatment, there are some people who cannot have this treatment because they have had an allergic reaction to some kind of cosmetic injectable in the past. When you come in to talk to us, we will discuss your medical history and any reactions you’ve had to treatments previously. If this treatment is not right for you, we have many other treatments that may be perfect for your goals and situation.

What Is Botox?

This is a cosmetic treatment that temporarily smooths and erases wrinkles. It does this by blocking communication between neurotransmitters and muscles. When the muscles don’t contract, the skin smooths over and expression lines soften.

It is very important to have injections only from skilled, qualified injectors like those here at Eternal Dermatology & Aesthetics. In the past, Botox had a reputation for leaving people looking “frozen.” This was not really due to the treatment itself but to a lack of skill among injectors.

When you work with someone who has training, experience, and an artistic eye, there’s nothing to worry about. We are able to precisely target those muscles that cause your wrinkles while leaving other muscles untouched, so you can always make natural expressions.

How Long Does It Take To Notice Results?

Some people begin to notice a difference almost immediately, but for most people, the best results develop around a week after their injections.

How Long Will the Results Last?

Most people enjoy their results for 3 to 5 months. If you have regular injections, they may eventually begin lasting longer. Ultimately, the length of time you will enjoy your results will depend on your body’s reaction to the medication and how quickly you metabolize it.

Enjoy the Benefits of Botox in Washington, DC

We think that once you see what Botox can do, you will love it. Its temporary nature is actually one of its best benefits: if you’re not perfectly happy, you don’t have to worry that you’ve committed to a lifetime of a look, you don’t love, as with a facelift. And since this is a customizable treatment, it’s always possible to start slow and build up until you reach precisely the look you want. Talk to us at Eternal Dermatology & Aesthetics in Fulton, MD today to get started!

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