Is Preventative Botox a Real Thing?

Jul 20, 2020 | Skin Care


What if there were a way to prevent frown lines, laugh lines, and crow’s feet from forming in the first place? This is where preventative BOTOX comes in. You might already be familiar with what BOTOX can do for existing lines and wrinkles. But what you might not know is that Botox can be used before lines and wrinkles begin to appear and these signs of aging become noticeable.

How Does Preventative BOTOX Work?

The fine lines and creases that we develop on our faces that ultimately turn into wrinkles are a result of repetitive contractions that our facial muscles make during everyday facial expressions like frowning. Preventative BOTOX helps prevent the formation of fine lines, creases, wrinkles, and crow’s feet by blocking nerve signals to the muscles in those areas, like your forehead and between your eyebrows. Your face learns to avoid those muscles; therefore, they are not contracting as they would normally do. This inhibits the formation of lines and creases.

When Should You Start?

The best time to start Preventative BOTOX is before faint lines and creases become noticeable. There is no exact age to begin treatment, but many start treatments around their mid-30s to early 40s. If you use your forehead muscles often, spend a lot of time in the sun, or are a smoker, you might choose to begin treatment earlier.

If you are considering preventative BOTOX, you should only have it performed by an experienced skin care expert. Call North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic at (480) 448-5878 or book an appointment online for your free consultation.