Botulinum toxin type A, commonly known as Botox, is an FDA approved med spa treatment to reduce aging lines from certain areas of the face. Women and men who are developing fine lines and wrinkles on the face due to any reasons such as aging, genetics, facial movement or illness may consider Botox injections to mitigate their impact and achieve a younger looking face.
Botox is typically more suited for people with mild to moderate facial lines and wrinkles, which can be softened as the botulinum toxin goes into the wrinkle forming muscle. Candidates should know that the results are temporary and the treatment may have to be repeated in future. Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa provides Botox injections to suitable candidates in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations.
An ideal candidate for Botox injections will be someone who is at least 18 years of age and is in good physical health with no history of neuromuscular disorders. People with very thick facial skin, significant facial asymmetry, deep facial scars or droopy eyelids due to ptosis may not benefit much from Botox, and should consider alternatives such as dermal filler injections.
If the facial wrinkles or creases are caused due to weakening or sinking of the soft tissue, and are not related to muscles, these may not improve with Botox med spa treatment. For instance, nasolabial folds, which extend from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth, are usually best treated with soft tissue fillers or fat grafting. In exceptional cases, Botox may used to partially improve the appearance.
Patients who have a positive attitude, clear goals and realistic expectations will usually make good candidates for Botox injections. They should be willing to share their medical history, lifestyle habits such as smoking, and information about all the current prescription and non-prescription drugs, including herbal supplements and vitamins that they may be taking. The treatment provider will give them appropriate instructions which should be followed diligently.
Patients should know that the degree of correction with Botox treatment can vary from one patient to another. Some people will respond better to Botox than others, particularly if they have received treatments in the past. In rare cases, the improvement may be insignificant, and another treatment approach may be recommended. The candidate should discuss their expectations with the treatment provider and be realistic about the outcome.
Who is not a Candidate?
An experienced provider will select the right candidates for Botox injections in order to minimize the risk and achieve best results. People with one or more of the following conditions may not make good Botox candidates:
- Allergic to any of the Botox ingredients
- Experienced Botox side effects in the past
- Suffering from an untreated skin infection in the injection area
- Suffering from a disease that affects the muscles or nerves
- Having breathing problems or asthma
- Having bleeding issues
- Have recently undergone facial surgery
- Have weakness in the forehead muscles
Pregnant or nursing women should also avoid Botox treatment. Fiala Aesthetics medical spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for Botox.
For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at this Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us at (407) 339-3222 or visit www.plasticsurgeryinflorida.com ; freezemyfatflorida.com