When to Avoid Botox®

Botox-Logo1Neuromodulators, like Dysport®, Xeomin® and Botox®, are designed to relax the muscles in the face that create wrinkles, such as those between the brows, in the forehead, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). They’ve been extremely popular for both men and women in Dayton. Botox® injections, at our cosmetic surgery practice, are one of the easiest ways to look younger! But did you know that there are times when you should avoid it? Here are four of them.

#1: On the Day of a Big Event
Having Botox® injections on the same day as a photo shoot, wedding, reunion, big meeting or other important occasion is dangerous to your beauty! Why? Because Botox® results aren’t visible on the day of injection. It takes a few days to “kick in.” I advise my Dayton Botox® patients to schedule their injections about two weeks prior to any important event. That way, if you’re the type who bruises with your injections, or even bleeds a tiny bit with them, you won’t appear looking like you’ve been in a catfight!

#2: You Need Volume or Have Very Loose Skin
Neither Botox® nor any of the other neuromodulators will plump or tighten skin. For those purposes, you need fillers, such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, AlloDerm® or, in cases where more permanent correction is desired, Fat Transfer.

#3: You’re Expecting
It’s my custom never to inject women who are pregnant with anything—that includes Botox® and the fillers listed above. Are they dangerous? Truth is, no studies have ever been conducted to prove that they won’t harm an unborn baby or pass through breast milk. Why risk it? Better safe than sorry, right?

#4: You Don’t Need It
Botox® is an incredible “fix” for lines and wrinkles but if you aren’t showing the signs of aging that Botox® is intended to treat, starting earlier than necessary won’t do anything for you. However, everyone ages differently so, if you aren’t sure if Botox® is right for you, schedule an appointment with me and I’ll give you my 20+ years of advice and guidance!

Botox® is an amazing way to connect with the Fountain of Youth. We even have a special schedule for Botox® injections to assure our patients of the freshest, most potent Botox® in Dayton. Call us at 937-839-4681 for our Botox® schedule. You’ll save money, too!

About Dayton OH Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Raymond Wolf