Which patients in New York are the best individuals for Botox injections?
Botox injections are a popular cosmetic treatment for patients in the area of New York. This drug has been used for years for medical treatment of conditions such as eyelid muscle imbalances. Since then, the formula of Botulinium Toxin Type A has been approved by the FDA for use in cosmetic enhancement, specifically for frown lines and most recently for crow's feet or the wrinkles of the outer eyes.
As with any medical or cosmetic treatment, there are some patients who are better candidates than others. Knowing one's overall health and medical background can help a Board certified dermatologist determine if Botox injections are appropriate. A physical examination is also necessary to locate the folds and wrinkles of concern and make sure Botox can help. The best candidates for Botox injections are those who are over the age of 20, have lines and wrinkles on the upper third of the face, are healthy, and have realistic expectations of the results achievable. For some patients with more severe wrinkling, surgical treatments may be the only way to get the desired outcome.
Botox injections stop muscle contractions; they do not add volume. Botox injections are not like dermal fillers. Those hyaluronic acid gels are injected directly into lines and wrinkles to fill them and smooth the skin. Botox is administered into precise areas of muscle to keep it from tightening, thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles and folds between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and around the eyes.
In some cases, patients may be better candidates for injections such as dermal fillers. These are used to address specific lines and wrinkles by filling them, adding volume, and reducing their overall obviousness. Patients can also use a combination of Botox and dermal fillers for ultimate results throughout the face, providing marked improvement in wrinkles and facial rejuvenation.
Dr Shelton provides superb patient service and he has the skills and experience to offer individuals a way to turn back the hands of time on their faces.
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Patients in the area who are interested in learning more about Botox injections, dermal fillers, or other treatments available at our practice are encouraged to contact Dr Shelton at (212) 593-1818.