Who is a good candidate for Botox?

The best candidates for Botox treatments are people who are physically healthy, with no history of neuromuscular diseases (such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis), who are not pregnant or nursing and who are at least 18 years old.

Some people who should not have Botox treatments include those with:

  • Existing weakness in the targeted muscles
  • Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
  • Deep facial scars
  • Very thick facial skin
  • Marked facial asymmetry
  • Skin disorders around the planned injection sites

You should inform your doctor of your medical history and all medications, vitamins and herbal supplements you are currently taking before having Botox treatments.

It is important to remember that the level of improvement in the appearance of wrinkles after Botox treatments can vary among patients. Some people respond better to Botox than others. Occasionally there is little improvement and another form of treatment may be recommended. It is important to discuss your situation and your expectations with your doctor.

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