Is Preventative Botox Worth It?

January 17, 2023

Botox is, has been, and will continue to be one of the most popular forms of elective plastic surgery treatments in the world. Its usage is well deserved, as Botox is incredibly effective at combating fine lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

Aside from the typical cosmetic effects, Botox even helps with teeth grinding, excessive sweating, and migraines! Botox truly is a great solution, especially when you consider that it is one of the more cost-effective cosmetic procedures.

Preventative Botox is a process that is also becoming more popular as young people seek to slow down their own aging process.

What is Preventative Botox?

To understand preventative Botox one must first have a grasp of Botox in general. Botox is a neurotoxin that, when used in the correct doses, is an effective procedure to minimize the effects of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. The procedure should be performed by a specialist, as using incorrect doses can lead to serious health issues.

Preventative Botox refers to utilizing Botox treatments to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming in the first place. We will inject the specific muscles whose usage leads to wrinkles. Injection sites could be around the mouth, eyes, forehead, and more. By immobilizing and slowing down the usage of the relevant muscles, you can essentially delay the onset of wrinkles before they emerge.

Once deep lines develop, it is very difficult to find an effective treatment to truly minimize their appearance. However, by utilizing Botox treatments preventatively, deep lines take vastly longer to form at all, and can be pushed back years, and perhaps even decades!

Candidacy for Preventative Botox

The first step to determining preventative Botox candidacy with Boulder Valley Plastic Surgery is to reach out to an expert for a consultation. A reputable doctor can often determine whether or not you are a good candidate simply by engaging in a conversation with a potential patient and taking note of facial expressions and tendencies. Excessive eyebrow movements, furrowing of the brow, or frowning may be a tell-tale sign that fine lines and wrinkles are in the near future.

The most significant concern when determining candidacy for preventative Botox is of course, age. Botox is approved for anyone 18 years and older, but just because it is approved doesn’t mean that it is completely necessary. The most effective way to determine if preventative Botox is a potential treatment option is to pay attention to your face. When you notice small, fine lines appearing, you are probably ready for preventative Botox.

Effective Preventative Botox Treatment 

One of the greatest aspects of preventative Botox treatment is that continuing to partake in treatments keeps the muscles weak and less effective at creating fine lines and wrinkles. This means that as you get older, you will require less Botox. In fact, your treatments will likely last longer and longer before needing to come in for your following treatment.

However, you need to be sure to use a licensed and reputable specialist. Too much Botox can sometimes make you look older. Overuse can cause muscles to atrophy, and you will no longer have the youthful effect you desire. Fear not though, at Boulder Valley Plastic Surgery, your doctor will see to it that this does not happen. Our experts produce consistent, long-lasting results that leave our patients, as well as their friends and family, thoroughly impressed.

Call Today! 

If you have been noticing some small wrinkles and fine lines, give us a call today at Boulder Valley Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with a Botox specialist. We can walk you through the process, answer any questions you may have, and start you on the path towards retaining your youthful appearance for years to come!

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