Who is a good candidate for Botox™?
Botox™ in New York City has become an increasingly popular treatment for a variety of facial lines and wrinkles. However, only certain people make ideal candidates for Botox™ treatments.
Good candidates for Botox™ treatment include those who want a more youthful appearance without going through surgery. Those who want to see quick results will also find these treatments useful.
A good candidate is someone who wants to eliminate or reduce any of the following:
- Forehead creases
- Vertical creases around the mouth
- Crow's feet or wrinkles around the eyes
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
Ideal candidates should be between 18 and 70 years of age. It is vital for patients to be in good emotional and physical health. Having good skin tone is also a key criterion for ideal candidates. Dr. Shelton emphasizes that good candidates are those who have realistic expectations about the results of the Botox™ treatment. He also reiterates that patients must be prepared to undergo the treatment every three to four months to ensure long lasting and effective results.
On the other hand, Botox™ may not be the right solution for people with skin infections, and those who are taking certain drugs, antibiotics and heart medication. In addition, severely drooping, sagging and sun-damaged skin is unlikely to benefit from Botox™.
As a part of his consultation process, Dr. Shelton takes a complete medical history and listens to his patients concerns during the first appointment. He strongly suggests THEY show HIM what concerns them. He owes his success to these initial steps which help ensure the right choice of treatment for each individual candidate. Not only does this help provide effective results, but along with his gentle touch, it also makes sure that patients undergo little or no side effects.