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Preventative Botox: A Proactive Approach to Aging Gracefully

It’s safe to say there’s no “good” time to notice ourselves aging. A frown line here or crow’s feet there can really put a damper on one’s self-esteem. But what if you could avoid pesky wrinkles from popping up altogether? That’s where Botox comes in. Botox is one of the most widely used injectable treatments on the market today. It works to relax the facial muscles, temporarily preventing muscle movement to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. When used preventatively, Botox is able to stop the signs of aging before they ever begin. If you’ve been thinking about getting preventative Botox, we’ve got the inside scoop on everything you need to know.

What’s the difference between standard Botox and preventative Botox?

A standard Botox treatment is used to correct fine lines and wrinkles that already exist on the face. This can involve smoothing frown lines (11’s), softening forehead wrinkles, or eliminating crow’s feet that have formed over the years. Preventative Botox, however, is used to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. By injecting the facial muscles that are prone to wrinkling before any wrinkles begin to develop, you can avoid the possibility of them ever emerging.

What age is best to start getting preventative Botox?

Although Botox is approved for patients 18 and older, there’s no magic age when you should start getting preventative Botox. The age at which you begin treatment is entirely unique to you and your skin. Instead, you can think about it this way—every time you make a facial expression, your muscles contract, move, and crease. The longer your skin withstands these repetitive muscle movements, the more susceptible to developing fine lines and wrinkles you become. The earlier you get ahead of aging, the better.

What are the benefits of preventative Botox?

Over the years, preventative Botox has grown more and more popular due to the multitude of benefits it can provide to patients. These benefits go far beyond the superficial, making this the go-to treatment for more than just anti-aging. Preventative Botox is a safe, affordable, and non-invasive treatment option. Not only can it be utilized for the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used to alleviate the pain associated with certain health conditions such as chronic migraines and TMJ. Although preventative Botox is not a one-size-fits-all treatment, almost anyone can stand to reap its rewards.

Are you a good candidate for preventative Botox?

The best candidates for preventative Botox are typically in their mid-20s to early 30s. These men and women have skin that’s in generally good condition with moderate elasticity as well as the early formation of creases, lines, or wrinkles. If you’re unsure whether it’s the right time for you to start your preventative Botox journey, don’t hesitate to ask the experts.

Don’t wait to start anti-aging!

Are you ready to give your skin the love and longevity it deserves? Contact us at (205) 553-1500 or click here to book your first preventative Botox appointment today.

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