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Can Botox Be a Preventative Treatment?

Botox can function well as a preventative treatment. Therefore, this article will provide more insights regarding this topic, so that you will be better informed in case you are considering Botox as a preventative treatment for yourself. 

Injections prior to the development of fine lines

Botox can be a form a ‘prejuvenation’ which means it can actually prevent the development of fine lines if used ahead of having them. Botox works by blocking certain chemical signals from nerves and causing a temporary relaxation of facial muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes.

Safe option for preventative treatment

Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, first tried to isolate the botulinum toxin in the 1920s. However, Botox was first used in the 1980s to treat strabismus, a condition that effects the muscles controlling the eye. In 2002, Botox became approved by the FDA for cosmetic use for the treatment of glabellar lines (“eleven” lines between the brows). Other purposes include neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), an overactive bladder and lazy eye, and other conditions. Botox injections may also help prevent chronic migraines.

Botox is one of the safest cosmetic treatments on the market. The side effects reported are minimal and short lasting. Most common reported are pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms.

Common procedure

Botox as a form of preventative treatment is a rather common procedure. A study in 2016 reports over 7 million people had Botox treatment. This procedure is quite simple to perform. It is highly convenient for those who want a good preventative treatment option that doesn’t create other changes. The effectiveness of Botox as a form of preventative treatment will vary from person to person.

Helps fine lines and wrinkles from becoming worse

According to professional dermatologists, when there is the usage of Botox that is placed in the regions of the fine lines as soon as they begin to show on one’s face. This will help to stop the fine lines from becoming worse. Therefore, many people who are beginning to see fine lines on their faces decide to use Botox as a form of preventative treatment in order to prevent fine lines from getting worse in the future. 

The age to use botox as a preventative treatment

Cosmetic Botox usage starts as early as your 20s or 30s because it can prevent the development of wrinkles and fine lines. When used later in life it is still effective at reducing the signs of aging but not so much at preventing it.

What to expect when getting botox

Your provider will inject into the facial muscles to target different regions of the facial expression. This results in the blockage of the nerve signals almost immediately that control those muscles. Your provider will ask you to make a frown or an angry face to see where these lines are developing on your face.

Different from Dermal Fillers

Botox as a preventative form of treatment functions in a diverse manner in comparison to dermal fillers. Unlike Botox, dermal fillers are an injection of collagen substitutes or gel. Dermal fillers give a firmer appearance to your skin and do not freeze the muscle. When Botox treatments are injected into your skin, this results in the relaxation of the muscles beneath your skin.

Wrinkles tend to form as a result of the face forming repeated expressions constantly. Facial expressions are limited when there is the use of Botox treatments to aid in the prevention of wrinkles as well as fine lines. Dermal Fillers are to add lost volume or change the shape of your features to a more desirable look.

Botox in the Boca Raton, Florida Area

If you’re looking for botox treatment in South Florida, Boca Raton and the Palm Beaches please contact Alena and our team at Glamor Medical for a consultation.

13 thoughts on “Can Botox Be a Preventative Treatment?”

  1. I have often thought about getting botox. I’m starting to get some wrinkles I don’t love, but not too many. I’d rather do something bout then now rather than later.

  2. I have been very tempted to explore this option as I get older. I know it’s so much safer now than before. The days of botox parties use to scare the crap out of me lol! But you’ve outlined some good points here. Maybe I’ll make an appointment.

  3. I am so scared of needles !! but have always been inquisitive about the whole BOTOX process!! this blog has been very insightful

  4. Haven’t tried out getting a Botox treatment but considering this when my needs arise. I will take note of this just in case I have friends in the area who are looking to get such treatment too.

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