How Do I Know if Botox is Right for Me?

  • Posted on: 2 November 2016
  • By: Dr. Mucci

Botox is one of the most common approaches to treating wrinkles. Nearly everyone has heard of it, and if you’ve been thinking about doing something about your wrinkles, you’ve probably thought about Botox before. One of the most common concerns related to Botox is the safety, although scientific research has indicated that when injections are performed by an experienced doctor, Botox is quite safe.

Still, beyond the safety, every patient should ask themselves whether Botox is right for them. Just because Botox is safe and effective in preventing wrinkle development doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone.

 

If you’re on the fence about Botox, consider the following points:

  • No one is too young or too old for Botox. Forget what you’ve heard from your friends or family members: you can’t be too young or too old for Botox. Whether you’re 24 or 65, if you have wrinkles that you’d like addressed, then Botox may be a good choice for you. Nobody can tell you whether Botox is right for you based on your age. Instead, ask yourself if you think Botox would make you feel better about your appearance: if you think it would, then you might want to consider it further.
  • Understand what are and are not realistic expectations for Botox. We’ll be honest: Botox will never achieve results as dramatic as a facelift. Botox can only be used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by the movement of face muscles. Talk to a experienced doctor to see how they think Botox would treat your wrinkles and get a good idea of what you can and can’t expect out of the injections. By having a better idea of what to expect, you can avoid disappointment or an unnecessary expenditure.
  • Think about how you feel about regular maintenance injections. While Botox can go a long ways towards treating wrinkles, it does not last forever. In fact, in order to maintain results, “maintenance” injections are required every few months. For some, this is no big deal, for others, this is more hassle than it’s worth. Only you can determine whether this is worth it or not.

 

If you’re seriously considering Botox, then schedule a consultation with an experienced, professional and trusted plastic surgeon like Dr. Mucci. Dr. Mucci has performed thousands of plastic surgical procedures and boasts an education from the renowned Johns Hopkins University.

In brief, Dr. Mucci has the experience and education to answer any questions you may have and will handle your procedure with care and expertise. Call for a consultation today!