Botox is known to the public as a miracle worker that erases signs of aging quickly and easily. The popularity of the procedure is growing rapidly due to the many benefits it offers, such as smooth skin, less sweating, and prevention of migraine headaches. Many people wonder if they are an ideal candidate for the procedure. You can find out below to see if you fit into the following categories.

Ideal Candidates

Candidates that are most likely to receive benefits of Botox are those who:

  • Physically healthy
  • Does not have a history of neuromuscular diseases
  • Not Pregnant
  • 18 years old or over

Not a Good Candidate

Botox is not recommended for people with the following issues:

  • Drooping eyelids
  • Weakness in targeted muscles
  • Thick facial skin
  • Skin disorders located near potential injection sites
  • Marked facial asymmetry


If you are not sure whether you are an ideal candidate for Botox injections you should schedule a consultation with your dermatologist immediately. During your consultation, you should discuss your desired results as well as reveal your medical history, including all of the herbal supplements, vitamins, and medications you are currently taking. It is important to reveal your medical information to help prevent a negative reaction due to the mixture of specific prescription drugs with Botox.


It is essential for you to describe your expectations with your dermatologist. You should explain in detail your problem areas and the result that you wish to receive. Your dermatologist will provide you with feedback that is in your best interest. Make sure you are clear about the results you will receive from having the Botox injections.

Realistic Results

Some patients that are eager to have younger looking skin often think they will look exactly the same way they did 20 years prior. It is important to keep a realistic state of mind during this procedure. Botox is known to create smooth, healthy, younger looking skin. However, it is not capable of making you look like a teenager. Unfortunately, some patients believe this is a possibility and become disappointed after the procedure.

Patients that go into the procedure with a realistic outlook are often amazed and extremely happy with their results from Botox injections. Botox generally erases wrinkles and other signs of aging that will help you feel more confident. Take action today by making an appointment with me, Dr. G your dermatologist via 305.667.5480.