aging skin

Are there any adverse reactions to Botox with aging skin?

Botox is the anti-aging drug favored by the young and old alike. While there is an ongoing debate about getting botox too early such as in the 20’s and 30’s, not much has been said about being too old to get botox injections. But, are there any adverse reactions to botox with aging skin?

Botox affects the nerve endings, and as a result the brain does not send the normal messages that would make the muscles contract. This allows the muscles to relax, and after a while, the forehead furrows and crow’s feet that were formed as a consequence of continued muscle motion, start to soften.

Botox and aging skin
Botox is indicated for use in patients under the age of 65, but it is not uncommon for botox to be used on healthy individuals over that age.  However, considering the level of muscle and skin laxity takes place as the skin ages, are there any adverse reactions to botox with aging skin?

There doesn’t seem to be. Doctors note that as long as a patient has good muscle tone, they can benefit from botox injections. Botox is just as effective on aging skin, and the possible complications are the same as would be expected with patients with younger skin.

However, if you have aging skin, be sure to consult with a plastic surgeon or dermatologist to determine if botox is a suitable treatment option for you.

If you would like to learn more about the effects of botox on aging skin, contact Accent Plastic Surgery in Tupelo, MS. Dr. Mark Craig will be happy to review the botox injection process with you, and advise of possible risks. Call our office today at (662) 377–6290 to schedule your appointment.

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