What Are The Benefits of Preventative Botox?

It is a common misconception that Botox is only beneficial in treating wrinkles that are already present. However, Botox is very useful when used in younger patients for the prevention of wrinkles. This method is very effective and is growing in popularity. Here are three awesome benefits of preventative botox. 

It Relaxes Facial Muscles 

“Botox works by relaxing the muscles in your face,” shares Dr. Jennifer Vickers, a board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. This can be helpful both for wrinkles that are already present and the wrinkles that are yet to be. The repetitive and regular use of certain facial muscles can start to etch in wrinkles over time. Preventative botox works by relaxing these muscles before lines become more permanent (and therefore harder to treat). 

It Prevents Lines From Developing 

Before deep wrinkles develop, they begin as fine lines. “These lines are often seen on the forehead, on the edges of the eyes, and around the mouth,” notes Dr. Vickers. “Preventative botox allows you to intervene before these fine lines appear,” she continues. When you go in for preventative botox, the medical professional will evaluate your individual face and will recommend which areas to treat in order to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines in the coming years. 

It Is Completely Safe 

When you receive preventative botox, you are undergoing a safe procedure. “Not only is botox very common and very effective, but the benefits and risks of Botox are well-studied with ample clinical data,” states Dr. Vickers. These data should help alleviate fears that you may have about receiving your first injections. You can also consult with the medical professional who will be treating you until you are comfortable and knowledgeable about the injections that you will be receiving. 

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To learn more about the awesome benefits of preventative botox, or to schedule a consultation today, visit us at Sanova Dermatology. 


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