Innovative cosmetic injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic make it possible to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the need for surgery. As a result, BOTOX® injections have become a popular way to achieve a more youthful-looking appearance. Dr. Neal Goldberg, our board certified plastic surgeon, says that BOTOX® Cosmetic can benefit a wide range of patients; however, not everyone is an ideal candidate.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for patients who are 18 years of age or older. Although an uncommon allergy, if you react to botulinum toxin type A, you should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic. Patients considering BOTOX® injections should be in good overall health and desire a reduction in signs of fine lines, creases, and wrinkles on the face, particularly around the eyes, forehead, and lips. This method offers temporary aesthetic enhancement, typically lasting between three and six months. Occasional retreatment can provide an extension of the benefits. The best way to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for your desired outcome and anatomic indicators is to speak with an experienced physician like Dr. Goldberg. He can provide additional information about BOTOX® Cosmetic and offer advice as to whether this or another procedure can provide the results you’re looking for.