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Is Preventative Botox a Good Idea?

February 5, 2017

Wheaton Botox

Daily stresses taking a toll on your skin? Botox today might prevent wrinkles tomorrow

How early is too early to tackle wrinkles? While Botox has long been a household name, it’s beginning to take on a new role. No longer is Botox just for existing wrinkles. Proactive patients are choosing cosmetic injections to treat small lines before they become a big deal.

If you’re in your 20’s and trying to figure out whether Botox is appropriate, we absolutely recommend that you meet with a professional. Then you’ll learn more about the best course of action for premature wrinkles. But before that consultation, you can keeping reading to get some additional information. With our current Botox special, treatment is more affordable than ever – save now, plus on your next treatment. Just contact us for details.

How Does Preventative Botox Work?

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has reported that 64% of plastic surgeons have seen an increase in under-30 patients requesting anti-aging procedures. Botox is on the rise among the young, and because early Botox offers improved chances of reducing future aging.

Can you really stop lines before they take hold? Technically, not quite – you do need some indication of where wrinkles are forming on your skin. But this can be as minor as a very fine line when your face is at rest. Treating that area with Botox will stop the repetitive muscle movements that lead to the skin wrinkling. Halting that process keeps lines from deepening, and regular Botox treatments actually train those muscles to stop contracting when you make facial expressions. Taking steps today can prevent the need for more invasive cosmetic measures in the future.

Plus, starting Botox earlier allows you to reduce the frequency and number of units required to keep wrinkles at bay.

If you don’t yet have any wrinkles/lines when your face is at rest, you’re not ready for Botox. Treating areas that you think might wrinkle (like the outer corners of the eyes or the forehead) isn’t necessarily going to prevent future lines – it’s just going to cause blanket motionlessness. This is the kind of practice that ends up causing “frozen” faces post-treatment. In this case, those faces may actually end up looking older than they are, since stiff muscles and an expressionless face appear off.

If I Can’t Get Botox Yet, What Can I Do About Premature Aging?

If you’re not a Botox candidate quite yet, there are many other ways to protect your skin and stave off aging symptoms. Options like facials, chemical peels, topical treatments, and Clear + Brilliant will supply your skin with everything it needs to stay resilient and look its best. And, as always, wear SPF whenever you’re outdoors and be sure to cover your skin when possible.


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