LIFESTYLE NEWS
What You Need To Know About Preventative Botox
By THALIA M. ESPANA
Botox is usually performed at an older age when wrinkles and fine lines are already visible, but some professionals say people should start treatment in their mid-20s or 30s, which is known as preventative Botox. This treatment is done before you see visible signs of aging, and its purpose is to slow down the production of fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox is a neurotoxin, and when injected into the desired area, it will weaken the muscles resulting in less movement, so fewer wrinkles will be produced. Botox works to help delay the aging process, and Dr. Patricia Wexler explains, “If I'm starting at 25, and I use it until I'm 40, then I've saved all of those years of not getting the wrinkles.”
Preventative Botox is meant to delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so people who see early signs of aging may want this procedure, and Dr. Jennifer Owens says wrinkles can be genetic, so if your grandmother or mother has deep wrinkles, you may want to try this treatment. Owens also recommends this treatment for expressive people and those with thin skin.