Is Botox Right for Me?

Our increasingly virtual world and seeing yourself on Zoom may have alerted you to signs of aging that you’d rather not have, namely lines and wrinkles. For many, Botox can help.

You are a good candidate for Botox if one or more of the following applies to you: You have crow’s feet or worry lines around your eyes. You have moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. You find that your makeup is collecting in facial creases and lines.

Botox is injected into muscles, where it blocks nerve impulses to those tissues. The muscle activity that causes the frown lines is reduced, and a smoother look results. Without a contracting muscle beneath it, the skin has a difficult time wrinkling.

Typically, people will notice a younger appearance without being able to point out that you had a cosmetic procedure done, which creates a more natural, aging gracefully appearance. Some user even select to use Botox BEFORE they develop the early signs of aging to help stave off the onset of wrinkles.

Since Botox doesn’t work for all wrinkles, however, you should consult with a doctor first. For example, facial lines that exist when your face is totally relaxed are not very good candidates for Botox. These lines are better handled by the dermal fillers. A dermatologist can help advise you on the best course of action for your specific needs.

Windsor Dermatology is now offering Telemedicine appointments. Call now for a consultation.