With over 6 million Botox procedures done in 2014, the popularity of this injectable skin-smoothing solution is as high as ever. More and more people are discovering that botulin injections can give their faces a fresher, more youthful look with the help of an experienced and professional cosmetic surgeon. But how do you know if Botox is right for you?
Obviously, the main question you want to ask yourself before getting any dermal fillers is, “are there lines on my forehead or other areas of my face that I would like to go away, or at least become less prominent?” There’s not much evidence that Botox does anything for people who don’t have wrinkles yet. Some people believe that it could prevent wrinkles in the future by reducing the movement of forehead muscles, but this has yet to be studied.
Beyond that, there aren’t many reasons you would not be a good candidate for Botox. Most people who get the procedure are in their mid-30s or older, but anyone between the ages of 18 and 65 can qualify for Botox treatment.
You may want to think twice about getting Botox if:
- You have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Botox
- You have a condition that affects your nerves or muscles
- You have a skin infection
- You are pregnant or planning to become pregnant
- You are breastfeeding
In certain cases, you may still be able to benefit from Botox, but you should consult with a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Rifai before you make any decisions. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rifai at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery, contact us by calling (248) 723-9370. We serve patients in Detroit, Ann Arbor, and the surrounding areas.