Avoid Botox if You Have These Features
People who are physically healthy, do not have a history of neuromuscular diseases (such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis), are not pregnant or nursing, and are at least 18 years old are the best candidates for Botox treatments.
Also having crow’s feet, frown lines, laugh lines, forehead furrows, drooping eyebrows, fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck are among other things that might make up for a good candidate of Botox treatment.
However, not everyone is a good candidate for Botox. For example those who:
1. Are in poor general health
2. Have a very thick skin
3. Have existing muscle weakness in the proposed injection site
4. Have underlying neuromuscular disorders such as Lambert-Eaton syndrome or myasthenia gravis, since the drug may aggravate their condition. Patients who were exposed to low doses of the substance have reported experiencing severe respiratory issues such as difficulty breathing, and dysphagia or difficulty swallowing.
5. Have underlying respiratory conditions such as asthma or emphysema
6. Have Underlying neurological and psychological disorders
7. Have a sensitive skin and might experience an allergic reaction at the injection site. *If the patients feels that they have particularly sensitive skin, It might be better to consider having an allergy test performed prior to Botox treatment.
8. Have any infections at the proposed injection site.
9. Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Although Botox may be the most popular method for wrinkle treatment, there are various alternatives for patients. Other options include non-invasive chemical peels and microdermabrasion or invasive treatments such as facelifts, neck lifts and brow lifts.