I'm 47 years old and I want to smooth my wrinkles. Am I a candidate for Botox? (photos)
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Depends which wrinkles you wish to soften.
A good skin care regime is also paramount including daily sunscreen all year round (cloudy and sunny days!). You may benefit from either lower blephroplasty surgery or filler in your lower eyelid area. Make sure you get advice from a reputable board certified plastic surgeon.
Botox is an excellent option for decreasing wrinkles and smoothing areas of the face.
Botox for wrinkles
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I'm 47yo and I want to smooth my wrinkles. Am I a candidate for BoTox?
BoTox is an excellent modality to reduce wrinkles caused by facial animation of the forehead, glabellar area, and crow's feet. You may also consider a filler or fat grafting to the lower eyelids/tear troughs. Thank you for the question! Hope this helps!
Candidate for Botox
Botox is part of the solution for your wrinkles.
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Botox for facial wrinkles
Thanks for sharing your photos! It appears you have a beautiful arch to your brows, some lines between the brows and folds with mild puffiness of the lower eylids and flattening of the cheeks.
Non-invasive options such as laser and light therapies, skin tightening retinoid products and peels perform their tightening and smoothening of the skin similar to sending your bedspread to the dry cleaners. A more refreshed, even colored, glowing smoother and tighter spread covers the surface of the bed.
Minimally invasive procedures such as fillers provide volume such as adjusting a pillow under the bedspread. Botox and Dysport muscle relaxers act by readjusting the muscular top-sheet which drags the bedspread upwardly. If the bedspread (or skin) continues to fall to the foot of the bed despite fillers, Botox or Dysport you will need to consider a brow lift.
Surgical lifts would be likened to pulling the bedspread and or top-sheet of your bed up to the head-board and removing the excess material while readjusting the fat and soft-tissues of the upper cheek further upward. .
While there is no single best answer for you, you may wish to consider Botox to minimize the crease lines and maintain the arch of your brow. Retinoids (retinol or retinoic acid) skin therapies to exfolliate and stimulate collagen for line reduction. Fillers to volumize the cheeks and improve the eyelid/cheek fold and / or lower eye lid lift to improve the flattening of the cheek, eyelid/cheek fold and lower lid puffiness.
I hope this has been helpful. Please consult with a well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to review the limitations, side-effects, risks and benefits of each option with you.
All the best!