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Preventive Use of Botox

Posted on July 25, 2023 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

While Botox is well-established as the most cost-effective way to remove lines and wrinkles, using Botox proactively before these lines and wrinkles have started to develop is gaining in popularity.

Using Botox to prevent future development of the signs of aging is naturally most attractive to young adults who have yet to develop the fine lines that can grow into more visible wrinkles later in life. If you’re older but are still fortunate to have avoided developing visible lines, you should also look to this technique to prevent these problems further down the road.

Most people only consider using Botox after they have started to develop signs of aging, at which time Botox can be used to lessen or eliminate these signs. However, it’s often more effective to stop the future development of these unwanted visible marks. By doing so, you can maintain youthful, smooth skin tone for longer, and perhaps also with fewer Botox sessions.

The following types of lines and wrinkles can be prevented from forming by judicious use of Botox in advance.

Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles are linked directly to movement of facial muscles, for example when smiling, frowning, or squinting. Over time, these wrinkles deepen, and risk becoming permanent, meaning they are visible even when you are not actively using the associated facial muscles. By using Botox early on, you can reduce the muscle activity that leads to the formation of these dynamic wrinkles, before they become a bigger problem.

Forehead Lines and Frown Lines

Regular facial expressions such as raising eyebrows or frowning frequently lead to the formation of deep lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Early use of Botox can limit these facial expressions, preventing the development of these associated lines.

Crow’s Feet

The fine lines that develop at the corners of the eyes are usually a result of squinting or smiling. Starting Botox before these lines become pronounced can help to maintain a youthful appearance around the eyes.

Drooping Eyebrows

Regular use of Botox can also help maintain a more youthful brow position. By injecting Botox into the muscles that pull the eyebrows down, you can prevent the sagging that often occurs with age.

Botox works by blocking the nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. This reduces the activity of these muscles, preventing the skin above from forming wrinkles. However, the effects of Botox are temporary, typically lasting three to six months, so regular treatments are necessary to maintain the benefits long-term.

In common with other non-invasive cosmetic procedures, you should carefully evaluate the experience and qualifications of the medical practitioner you choose to administer Botox. The results of the procedure are directly tied to the skill of the person who performs it. Choosing a qualified doctor will also help you to obtain the best possible results, while minimizing any chance of unwanted side-effects.

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