Start Botox Now to Reduce Wrinkles in the Future

Jan 21, 2020 | Skin Care


The problem with wrinkles is that they seem to sneak up on you. One day a fine line, the next a deep wrinkle! What if there was something more that you could be doing right now that could reduce your future wrinkles? BOTOX® could just be the preventive measure your skin needs to keep its youthful appearance.

What is Botox®?

BOTOX® is an injectable treatment that is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet to combat signs of aging. It works by limiting the contracture of the facial muscles under your skin that promotes wrinkles and creases by blocking nerve signals to the injected muscles. With regular use, your face can maintain a more youthful appearance with smoother skin.

When is the Best Time to Start Treatment?

If you are like many people, the thought of getting BOTOX® injections may not occur to you until you begin seeing wrinkles and creases. By then, the damage is already done. It is easier to prevent the damage than trying to fix it later. What you might not be aware of is that it is possible to use BOTOX® now to prevent wrinkles and creases from forming, to begin with.

BOTOX® can be used to prevent the development of fine lines that turn into wrinkles and creases. It is very effective at training the facial muscles from contracting that, over time, also leads to wrinkles. The face learns to avoid using those muscles; thus, the repetitive motions that cause wrinkles are inhibited. This treatment can be especially useful for preventing lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, and horizontal lines across your forehead.

There is no exact age that is best for beginning preventative these treatments; however, most people could benefit somewhere around their mid-30s to early 40s. One deciding factor is the condition of your skin, including its exposure to the sun and whether you are a smoker. Another determiner is how you use your muscles by making facial expressions. Some people use their forehead muscles more than others, and even in their 20s, such individuals can begin to see forehead lines starting to form.

Are you wondering if preventative BOTOX® is right for you? Contact the North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic at (480) 513-2888 or schedule an appointment online to learn more.