In the discussion above, we can see that a wrinkle is due to muscle action on the skin. If the muscle is treated and its motion on the skin is decreased over a long period of time, then it will not pull on the skin with enough strength to form a wrinkle, and this is the concept behind “preventative Botox”. This is the only way to actually prevent wrinkles from forming in the skin, and like many conditions, prevention gives much better results than waiting for them to form and then treating them.
Who is a Candidate for Botox?
Botox can be safely injected in all skin types and can be done in any individual that would like to treat fine lines and wrinkles or prevent the muscles from forming these wrinkles by decreasing the amount they “pull” on the skin.
Are There Any Risks to Botox?
Botox, like any medical treatment, does have risks associated with it. Some of the risks are due to the action of the Botox locally in the area injected, and include drooping of the eyebrow, drooping of the eyelid, and changes to the arch of the brow. These risks, thankfully, are rather rare and temporary. Even rarer are the risks of the Botox entering the bloodstream and include body aches, fevers, fatigue, and headaches. If you have any questions about these risks, Dr. Kundaria is happy to discuss them with you at your consultation.
Who Can Inject Botox?
At Nuance Facial Plastics, all injections are done by Dr. Summit Kundaria, a board certified surgeon that has had fellowship training in facial plastic surgery. Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Physicians are all able to perform Botox treatments in North Carolina as long as certain guidelines are followed, as these treatments are considered medical treatments requiring a physical exam by an individual licensed by the state medical board.
The bigger question is “Who Do I Want Injecting My Botox?”, as the Botox is a substance in a vial, through a Botox treatment involves judgment about dose and injection site, as well as the experience to predict how to get you the results that you want. The more skilled injectors tend to use less material, saving the patient financially, and can better avoid risks.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to reach out to Nuance Facial Plastics.