They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is as true in the skincare world as it is in healthcare and all of life. These days, it is common and (almost) shame-free to treat existing wrinkles with Botox for both women and men. Although less common and more controversial, Preventative Botox is a simple way to ensure graceful aging by treating fine lines and wrinkles before they develop.
HOW DOES ITWORK?
The idea behind Preventative Botox is to treat fine lines and wrinkles before they develop. If we weaken the muscles that cause them, wrinkles will form more slowly. When used preventatively, Botox is applied quite conservatively, not meaning to freeze the face,
but to simply limit the strong movement and dramatic expression that are culprits in the creation and deepening of wrinkles.
Preventative Botox is not for everyone. Those with strong facial muscles and overly expressive faces would benefit greatly from Preventative Botox.
If your forehead is mostly smooth at rest but develops deep lines when you raise your eyebrows, Preventative Botox may be right for you!
WHEN TO START
Around mid-20s, different for each person, pay attention and start when you start seeing fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is approved for those 18 years and older, but most injectors agree that it is best to wait to use Botox until the mid twenties or thirties.
- Prevent Deep Static lines
Deep lines-thosestubborn ones that remain no matter how we hold our faces-are difficult to treat. They often require a large amount of Botox and multiple sessions, coupled with other costly treatments such as microneedling, laser, chemical peels, and facials. If you start early with Preventative Botox, you can avoid the headache!
2. Save on High Botox Costs Later
If you wait until your wrinkles and deep-set lines develop, you will need more units of Botox to see the desired results. If you begin treatment
before wrinkles set in, you will always be able to maintain your results with a small amount of units regularly applied.
xoxo Rachel and Ryan