Are you a good candidate for Botox?
Botox Dubai | 1 March 2020
In the United States, the FDA has approved Botox for people aged 18 to 65. But you shouldn’t use it if you:
Are allergic to any ingredients in Botox or Botox Cosmetic
Are allergic to another botulinum toxin brand (such as Myobloc, Xeomin or Dysport) or had any side effect from these products in the past
Have a skin infection or other condition in the injection area
Have ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome or another disease that affects your muscles or nerves
Have breathing problems, such as asthma
Have difficulty swallowing
Have bleeding issues
Plan to undergo surgery
Have had facial surgery
Have weakness in your forehead muscles
Have drooping eyelids
Botox is not expected to travel far enough through the body to affect a fetus or breastfeeding infant. However, for ethical reasons, clinical studies have not been done on expectant or new mothers, so nobody knows for sure. Therefore, the manufacturer (Allergan) advises that you should not have Botox injections if you are planning or trying to conceive a child, are pregnant, are planning to breastfeed or are currently breastfeeding. It’s better to be safe, and you can always have Botox later on.