If you have frown lines, forehead furrows, or crow’s feet, you may be considering getting dermal fillers or Botox to smooth them out and achieve a more youthful look. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments, and according to the 2016 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, doctors administered more than 7,000,000 Botox injections last year.
What makes Botox injections so popular is the fact that they can effectively eliminate fine lines and wrinkles in a minimally invasive way. Both men and women can use Botox to combat the early signs of aging, but the procedure is currently more popular among women.
If you are considering getting Botox injections, a doctor from Radiance Medspa can evaluate your health and cosmetic goals to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Call 202-483-0008 to schedule preventative Botox in Washington, D.C.
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox Injections?
When it comes to taking a preventative approach to the early signs of aging, you have several options, and some of them are more invasive than others. People who opt for Botox typically do so because they want more dramatic results than a chemical peel or microdermabrasion, but they do not want to undergo a procedure as invasive at a brow lift or facelift.
If that sounds like you, you may be a good candidate for Botox. You may also be a good candidate for the procedure if:
- You have moderate to severe wrinkles between your eyes, on the forehead, or around the mouth;
- You are in good health; and
- You have realistic expectations regarding the results.
Although Botox is a minimally invasive procedure, there are still risks associated with getting injections, and not everyone can benefit from the procedure. You may not be a good candidate for Botox if:
- You are allergic to a botulinum toxin product;
- You are pregnant or breast feeding;
- You have an illness or infection; or
- You have a nerve or muscle condition like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
What Can I Expect When Undergoing Botox?
If you are a good candidate for Botox, you can schedule an appointment at Radiance Medspa as soon as you are ready. The procedure itself is so quick that you can even schedule it on your lunch break.
During treatment, your doctor may apply an anesthetic cream or cold pack to numb the areas that you want to target. Then the provider will inject the Botox into the muscles that are causing the wrinkles using a small needle. The number of injections you will need depends on the severity of the wrinkles and their location on your face.
Botox does not require any downtime, so you can resume your normal activities immediately after the appointment. Most people notice results within a few days, but it may take up to one week to see the final results, which you can expect to last for approximately four months.
If you want to get dermal fillers in Washington, D.C., turn to Radiance Medspa. Unlike conventional spas, we offer services that only a licensed medical processional can administer. Call 202-483-0008 to make an appointment to discuss your beauty goals.