Preventative Botox is used to train facial muscles and improve the posture of the face that can cause fine lines and wrinkles. When administered properly, it allows the facial muscles to relax which prevents them from constricting and wrinkling, allowing for muscles to age more evenly.
Wrinkles develop because, over time the skin and elasticity weakens and can’t effectively recover from “wear and tear” caused by laughing, smiling, frowning, and all the other motions your face makes on a regular basis. It’s easier to prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming than it is to actually treat them. You can do so by using retinol products to stimulate collagen, which strengthens your skin.
Botox specifically prevents wrinkles caused by muscle movements. The most common areas are the horizontal lines across the forehead and crow’s feet. By paralyzing these muscles with Botox, you can prevent the fine lines from forming into wrinkles, along with treating existing wrinkles. The best time to start treating wrinkles is when they first appear. Wrinkles start forming in stages, for example, it will appear when you’re making facial expressions and go away at rest. However, over time wrinkles will be noticeable even when you’re not making a facial expression otherwise known as “resting wrinkles”.
Patients who start Botox in their twenty’s or thirty’s usually don’t require a large quantity of units therefore come back less and less often over time. Some people may need a touch-up after six months, while others may not need to come back for a year or even less often.