Everyone wants to stay young and healthy for as long as possible. For many people, this means eating right and getting enough sleep. Other people are more aggressive with this goal and are taking steps to actively prevent the signs of aging.
How are they doing this? One of the biggest ways to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging is preventative Botox. Read on to learn what it is and how it can you look great for years to come!
What is Preventative Botox?
Preventative Botox is a way for younger people to prevent wrinkles before they even start to form on the face.
Ordinarily, Botox is used as a form of treatment for people who are already seeing signs of aging on their face. It smoothes existing wrinkles and makes fine lines virtually disappear. It also helps the patient prevent further wrinkles from occurring while the Botox is still active.
It is the idea that Botox prevents further wrinkles that led many young women and men to take control of their skin and start using it as a method of prevention.
How Does Preventative Botox Work?
There are many reasons why people develop wrinkles over time. One of the biggest reasons is due to a loss of elasticity. Over time, expressions from smiling, laughing, and brow wrinkling become more permanent.
That’s where Botox steps in. Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes your facial muscles and stops them from contracting and causing wrinkles to form. It can stop forehead lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles on the sides of your nose.
Keep in mind, Botox only prevents wrinkles that are caused by the contraction of the muscles in the face. It cannot stop wrinkles caused by lifestyle factors like sun damage, dehydration, and smoking. If you truly want to prevent premature signs of aging, you need to take a holistic approach to skincare in addition to preventative Botox.
When Should I Start Getting Botox?
It depends! People can start getting preventative Botox as early as their mid-20s and as late as their mid-30s. When you get started depends on a number of factors like your overall skincare regimen and even genetics.
If you’re concerned about premature aging, you should speak to your doctor or skincare specialist to determine if now is the right time to get started with preventative Botox.
Ready to Get a Headstart on Wrinkle Prevention?
As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Preventative Botox is a great way to stave off premature signs of aging and keep your skin in great shape for many years. It also can help you save money overall by lessening the amount of Botox you’ll need in the future and reducing the number of fillers you’ll have to get.
Don’t wait, start taking proactive steps to prevent aging today!
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