Botox treatments aren't for everyone. There are many situations that need to be considered by your doctor. He will be honest and frank with you to see if you are an ideal candidate.

Have you heard so much good about Botox lately that your interest has been piqued? Have you been secretly wondering if you should get it too or even if you are a good candidate? But, you may or may not be eligible to rid your face of excess lines and wrinkles using this procedure. Botox works "by freezing muscles of facial expression that cause wrinkles."

If you're willing to invest your time and money in the procedure, then go for it. Normally, injections need to reoccur approximately every three to four months just to keep the appearance from deteriorating. If you haven't got the time to do this, you may want to reconsider.

The most probable candidates to receive it should be those who are fairly healthy both physically and emotionally with no diseases, which would affect their facial muscles or skin, diseases such as Myasthenia Gravis or MS.

It's also not a good idea to be pregnant or nursing. And, it's best to be at least 18 years of age and below 70. Realistically, a 35-year-old with a few wrinkles on their forehead will see a lot more benefit from this treatment than someone would who is in their 50's or 60's.

There are many reasons a person should rule out taking this treatment. If you have any sort of muscle weakness of the face of if your eyelids droop or you have unusually thick skin on your face. These situations will probably pose a negative reaction to the treatment.

If you have facial scarring from advanced acne or any sort of adverse skin disorder where the injections would enter, you might be unsuitable. In other words, someone who has a good overall skin tone is ideal. Wrinkles caused by damage to the underlying tissue won't be affected by the treatment.

A few more disqualifications for Botox are a pronounced and definite allergy to Bovine products. And people with damage to their skin done by the sun are not considered the best candidates.

Your doctor will ask a great many questions about your medical history, your present and past medications as well as any herbal and vitamin supplements you may be taking. All of these have great bearing on your past, present and future medically.

Whatever you are ingesting, you must be completely up front with your doctor. Certain medications reduce blood clotting and can be harmful when going through this treatment, especially aspirin, some herbals and anti-inflammatory drugs.

I'm sure you realize by now it isn't just a matter of calling the doctor and telling him you want Botox. Many factors will come into play with this treatment. Even though there have been quite a few miraculous advancements, the most important ingredient for a good Botox candidate is one who has a very realistic idea of what it will do for them and how it will affect their lives. If you can't come up with a reasonable reason for having it, you may as well stop wanting it and look elsewhere to improve your appearance.

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