Botox is a highly popular solution for patients who are struggling with the early signs of aging, including the fine lines, wrinkles, and folds that tend to develop on the upper third portion of the face due to skin laxity. However, many patients are unsure if they are a proper candidate for Botox injections due to their age? When can a patient use Botox for the early signs of aging? What determines a patient’s candidacy for Botox injections? Dr. Stanley Skopit of Dania Dermatology in Dania, Florida is here to answer these questions for patients.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neuromodulators that is used for many purposes. In addition to treating dynamic wrinkles on the face, patients may use Botox in other areas of medicine. Botox has been approved by the FDA for a wide range of conditions including hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and chronic migraines. Botox works by reducing muscle tension and contractions, relaxing the muscles and in turn smoothing away the fine lines that can develop on the face. When utilized in the face, patients can turn back time without plastic surgery.
Who is a candidate for Botox?
Botox is approved for patients over the age of 18, though many individuals who use Botox for the formation of dynamic wrinkles and folds are often seen in our practice in their late 20’s or early 30’s. This is the age range when signs of aging begin to develop. With preventative Botox injections, many patients can maintain their youthful appearance longer with routine visits to Dania Dermatology. As patients get older, Botox may not be effective enough at treating dynamic wrinkles and folds and patients may still be recommended for a brow lift or face lift to resolve skin laxity and signs of aging.
Ready to discuss the benefits of Botox with a professional?
The team at Dania Dermatology in Dania, Florida understand the many questions that patients will have about undergoing Botox injections. If you are ready to learn more about this and other cosmetic injectables available at the practice, call the office at (954) 807-9433. We are conveniently located at 154 South Compass Way and accept new patients.