In the world of plastic surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic has become a brand name that everyone knows. Throughout the years, it has maintained its popularity, and it only continues to grow as one of the most requested procedures on the market. Its effectiveness in eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles has given BOTOX® Cosmetic a reputation for providing exceptional patient satisfaction. Many people are taking advantage of BOTOX® Cosmetic to help them fight off troublesome age indicators and achieve a fresher look. Although it is a safe and effective non-surgical procedure, there are some situations when a person should stay clear of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
4 Times to Avoid BOTOX® Cosmetic
Although BOTOX® Cosmetic has been FDA approved as safe for reducing frown lines, forehead creases, and crow’s feet around the eyes, you should avoid having this treatment if any of the following apply to you.
You Are Pregnant
It should be a general rule of thumb to refrain from undergoing any injectable treatment when you are pregnant. There have not been any studies proving that the botulinum toxin type A in BOTOX® Cosmetic isn’t harmful to the baby or that it won’t pass through the body to the breast milk. Women should hold off on BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment until they are finished breastfeeding.
You Really Don’t Need It
Many people start getting BOTOX® Cosmetic injections as preventative measures. However, if you are not exhibiting any visible signs of aging, especially if you have a clear complexion, then you could probably hold off any injectable treatments. Dr. Cohn can help you decide when would be a good time to start utilizing injectables for facial rejuvenation.
You Have a Big Event the Day of Treatment
BOTOX® Cosmetic and other neuromodulators all take some time to “kick in.” If you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding or reunion, it is important to schedule your appointment at least two weeks prior. Also, one of the side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic is minor bruising. By planning your treatment in advance, you can allow yourself time for any swelling or bruising to subside completely and for full results to shine.
You Have Volume Loss or Sagging Skin
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking the nerve impulses to temporarily inhibit the movement of muscles that cause wrinkles. The injectable will not provide fullness to areas that have lost volume or that have sagging skin. Patients who want to correct facial sagging and volume loss are better suited for fat grafting or facelift surgery.
If you want to find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the right option for you, schedule your consultation with Dr. Cohn today! Contact us by calling (205) 930-1600 or by filling out our online contact form.