In 2002, BOTOX® was approved by the FDA for reducing the appearance of forehead lines and furrows between the brows. Its most recent approval in 2013 was for the significant reduction of Crow’s Feet (the lines in the outermost corners of the eyes). Even more, recent statistics by ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) revealed that BOTOX® is the most frequently performed non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the country.
If you’ve been considering BOTOX®, and trying to look for more information online, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed with the barrage of information. The Sollay Cosmetic Medical & Laser Center team has come up with the following guide to help you get the most out of BOTOX®:
Assess if it’s BOTOX® that you really need
Although BOTOX® is the most popular injectable to date, it has limitations in what it can do. In a nutshell, it is effective in relaxing muscles to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, whereas it is not as useful in boosting facial volume. Keep in mind that BOTOX® is ideal for aging issues that have to do with repetitive muscle contraction while fillers work well with problems resulting from volume loss.
Find the right BOTOX® injector
Sure, BOTOX® can be performed by any healthcare professional. Yet, having BOTOX® for aesthetic purposes should be injected by someone who has extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, the risks of the procedure, and the steps to take to prevent such risks from occurring. More importantly, the BOTOX® injector of your choice should have a practice focused on aesthetics and have clear concern for your safety.
Ask about complementary procedures
The wonderful thing about a BOTOX® injection is it can performed with other procedures such as facial fillers and laser treatments.
Have a burning question about BOTOX®? Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (410) 644-7655. We’d love to hear from you!