How to Know When It’s Time for More Than BOTOX®

  • March 21, 2022

If you’re looking for a quick fix for signs of premature aging, such as crow’s feet and frown lines, BOTOX® may be your ideal solution. But while this product can create outstanding results when applied by a skilled provider like Dr. Schmidt, it does not halt the natural aging process. Behind the scenes, you’ll still undergo a decline in collagen and elastin production, causing your skin to sag and droop.

Eventually, you will reach a point where BOTOX® alone is not enough to keep up with your needs. Here’s how to tell when it’s time to consider other cosmetic options.

1. You’re Experiencing Significant Wrinkling and Skin Laxity

BOTOX® is a household name for many reasons – it’s a minimally invasive in-office treatment with zero downtime and typically only minor side effects. However, BOTOX® cannot correct more significant issues, such as sagging skin. If you’re noticing issues like a perpetually tired, sad, or angry facial expression due to aging around your eyes, Dr. Schmidt may recommend getting an eyelid lift instead.

2. You’re Looking for More Dramatic Results

BOTOX® is an excellent preventive measure for people in their 20s and 30s who are beginning to notice the first signs of wrinkles and want to nip them in the bud. It can even help slightly older patients who are fortunate enough to have a less advanced degree of aging. Still, it’s crucial to note that BOTOX® injections only provide a subtle change. Once your skin becomes thinner and less resilient, you might start searching for something that can provide a more noticeable improvement, such as a facelift.

3. You’d Like to Address Several Concerns Simultaneously

Though BOTOX® has an array of medical applications – including the ability to relieve migraines and excessive sweating – its cosmetic uses are somewhat limited, primarily treating wrinkles that only appear when you make specific, repetitive facial movements. If you’re ready to commit to a more extensive transformation that includes repositioning muscles and removing excess tissue and fat, it’s time to consider plastic surgery. Combining procedures can help you resolve multiple issues at once.

4. You Want to Save Time

Our busy patients love BOTOX® because they can get treatments without much interruption to their daily schedules. But since the results usually only last three or four months, you’ll need to come back for touch-up appointments if you want to retain your rejuvenated appearance. The total time spent on BOTOX® maintenance can add up as the years go by.

In comparison, Dr. Schmidt’s sophisticated facelift techniques can turn back the clock a decade or more in a single procedure that only requires 10 days to two weeks of recovery.

Choose a Board-Certified Medical Provider

The popularity of cosmetic procedures has caused some unethical providers to advertise services like BOTOX® at a discount rate. However, since BOTOX® is a prescription medication, only licensed physicians can obtain and offer it. To avoid the risks associated with poorly performed BOTOX®, only let experienced, qualified medical professionals perform your injections.

If you’ve decided it’s time to take more decisive measures to renew your appearance, you’ll want to work with an experienced, board-certified surgeon with a comprehensive knowledge of how to create natural-looking results. Dr. Schmidt has dedicated his entire career to facial plastic surgery and takes pride in his artistic abilities and a patient-first approach. To learn more about surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures in Denver, schedule your consultation today.

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