Is Preventative Botox Worth the Hype?

Preventative Botox

In the past, Botox was considered as one of those things that many people will only need to think about 20 years down the line. Largely used by an older demographic to smooth the signs of aging, Botox is gaining new traction with a much younger crowd. Preventive – or preventative – Botox is now being used by women in their late twenties to early thirties to stop wrinkles before they start.  

People develop wrinkles because, over time, skin weakens and can’t effectively bounce back from folding caused by laughing, smiling, furrowing your brow, and all the other motions your face makes on a regular basis. Rather than using Botox to smooth existing wrinkles, it is now being used to relax these facial muscles so that wrinkles do not form in the first place. By using discrete, precise Botox injections, doctors can target specific muscles that may be pulling in an undesired direction and allow these muscles to work more evenly. 

Preventative Botox helps to relax and retrain facial muscles, preventing formation of dynamic wrinkles that are caused by small, consistent muscle movements. These areas typically include the sides of the mouth and eyes, between the brows, and across the forehead. “Freezing” the muscles in these areas of the face prevents their movement and resulting wrinkles. 

While experts say preventative Botox really works at reversing mild lines and preventing others from developing, it may not be for everyone. The earliest signs of wrinkles can be lingering creases from facial expressions, or resting wrinkles. Just furrowed your brow? If the lines linger, it may be safe to assume wrinkles are beginning to develop; If your skin bounces back quickly, you don’t need to consider Botox just yet. 

Often a plastic surgeon can tell where Botox would be most beneficial just by looking at your face during a consultation. At Estetica Institute, you will meet with our Injection Specialist who will discuss the treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas with each individual patient. We strive to offer every patient the best experience and results possible with every treatment. To schedule your Botox consultation and treatment, please call 561-776-9555 today.