Can Starting Botox Treatment Early Prevent Wrinkles?

Prevent and Treat Wrinkles with Botox

Just a few years ago, the youngest patients seeking Botox injections to help with facial wrinkles were in their late thirties, but that number is shifting in a downward trend. More and more men and women are seeking Botox early in life, long before they even develop those deep frown lines and crow's feet.

Does this strategy make sense and why? Let's explore it.

Why you develop wrinkles

Many of the wrinkles you develop on your face are the result of muscle movements. The horizontal lines across your forehead are caused by certain facial expressions, like raising your eyebrows. The vertical lines between your eyebrows are caused by squinting or frowning. Other facial lines, like those alongside your nose and around your mouth, are the result of muscular movements in your face, too.

How Botox works

Botox is injected directly into the targeted facial muscle to temporarily disable it. If you already have deep lines and wrinkles, this prevents you from using the muscle that's contributing to the development of those wrinkles and, in turn, smooths your skin almost immediately, eliminating the appearance of wrinkles.

If you don't have frown lines or other facial wrinkles, or they're just beginning to develop, Botox does three things, according to Dr. Doris Day, author of Forget the Facelift:

  1. It prevents the often unwanted facial expressions that contribute to the development of wrinkles,
  2. It encourages opposing muscles to work harder, pulling in an opposite direction and allowing facial skin and muscles to age more evenly, and
  3. It retrains the targeted muscles over time.

Is Botox right for me?

It's important to note that although many patients are seeking wrinkle and line reduction in their twenties, we do sometimes see patients who authentically don't need and won't benefit from Botox treatment. In those cases, we simply educate the patient so they don't make an investment they don't feel good about. Not everybody needs Botox.

Should you consider incorporating Botox into your beauty regimen? Whether you're seeing deep lines and wrinkles already or you're hoping to prevent them from ever appearing in the first place, a consultation appointment can never hurt. There's no obligation to move forward with treatment if you and Dr. Khorasani decide that you won't benefit from Botox.

Request a consultation online today to explore your options with Hooman Khorasani, MD.

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