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What Are the Benefits of Preventative Botox®?

Botox is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure used to get rid of aging wrinkles on the skin. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the use of Botox® has spiked by 40 percent over the last ten years. More people are starting to experiment with it at a younger age. 

Since the rise of social media, there is no cosmetic treatment more popular or polarizing than Botox. The younger generation is showing more interest in skincare, as the age of self-documentation on social media has spurred a novel set of beauty ideals. 

Today, Botox is not only beneficial in treating visible wrinkles. Younger people can now benefit from preventative Botox to counter the visible aging signs on their skin. Treatment should start before wrinkles appear on your face to stop them from forming as you get older. Ideal candidates for preventative Botox are people in their late 20s and early 30s. 


How Preventative Botox Works

Wrinkles and fine lines form over time due to the repetitive movement of the facial expression muscles. Preventative Botox injections block the nerve signals to these muscles to limit facial expressions. Botox injections relax the facial muscles and inhibit the movement of these muscles. This trains the face to avoid wrinkles even as you get older.

For better results, dermatologists recommend starting preventative Botox when fine lines start to form, not prior to the appearance of any symptoms. If you start these injections too early, the skin and muscles may become thin (atrophic), causing your skin to look prematurely aged.


Benefits of Preventative Botox

Prevents Fine Lines From Developing

Early signs of aging such as fine lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet can begin to show in your late 20s. Before wrinkles become visible, they start as fine lines. They often develop around the mouth, on the edges of the mouth, and on the forehead. 

Preventative Botox helps clear fine lines that eventually develop into wrinkles. Starting preventative Botox at an early age ensures that you stop fine lines on their tracks. This means you will need fewer Botox injections as you grow older.


Relaxes Facial Muscles

As mentioned earlier, Botox works by relaxing the facial expression muscles. The repetitive use of these muscles causes fine lines and wrinkles. Preventative Botox limits the movement of these muscles. It relaxes them and stops fine lines from becoming permanent wrinkles. 


Is Preventative Botox Safe?

The FDA approves preventative Botox, confirming its safety. People know the risks and benefits of Botox, and there is enough data that proves that these injections are safe and effective. To alleviate any fears you may have about preventative Botox, you need to consult a professional cosmetic surgeon. 

Before receiving the first injection, you need to make certain facial expressions. This allows the plastic surgeon to pinpoint the exact treatment area. The reason for doing this is because people use their muscles for facial expression differently. Preventative Botox does not guarantee permanent results, so you may have to continue treatments to keep wrinkles from showing up. 

For more on the benefits of preventative Botox, visit Beverly Hills Aesthetics at our office in Los Angeles, California. You can also call 424-284-8933 to book an appointment today.

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