Should I Consider Getting BOTOX®?

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*Individual results may vary.

More people discover the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic every year and decide to take advantage of its ability to smooth skin, reduce sweat, and even treat migraines. With an experienced and professional cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Harrell, BOTOX® may be the solution to helping you look as young and energetic as you feel inside. But how can you decide whether BOTOX® is right for you?

BOTOX® has a variety of applications, but the primary one still involves reducing lines in the forehead or other areas of the face. In order to get BOTOX®, you should have specific goals for the procedure: perhaps there are some specific lines you would like to see disappear from your face, or perhaps you have a problem with headaches or sweating that you believe it can solve. There have been some reports of people using BOTOX® as a preventive measure, but there's not much evidence it does any good.

Manyt people who get BOTOX® Cosmetic applied to their face to treat wrinkles are in their mid-30s or older, but if you are younger and have wrinkles you would like to get rid of, you will likely qualify. The FDA has approved it for people from 18 to 65, and you can speak to Dr. Harrell if there is anything you feel unsure about related to the procedure.

BOTOX® may not be the best solution for you if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions:

  • Have you had an allergic reaction to botulin or any of the ingredients in BOTOX®?
  • Do you have any nerve conditions, or diseases that affect your muscles?
  • Do you currently have a skin infection?
  • Are you trying to become pregnant or currently pregnant?
  • Do you have a baby that you are breastfeeding?

There may be certain cases in which you answer "yes" and are still able to benefit from BOTOX®, but it's best to seek the advice of a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Harrell before making any decisions. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Harrell at The Weston Center, contact us by calling (954) 526-0066 . We serve patients in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and the surrounding areas.