When to Start Preventative Botox
Drink water, apply sunscreen, and don’t forget to moisturize.
If you follow a skincare routine, you’ve most likely heard these simple rules. And you probably do your best to follow them. But, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to avoid the inevitable: wrinkles.
What is preventative Botox?
The bad news is that you can’t prevent aging. The good news? You don’t have to live with those frown lines. Getting preventative injectables like Botox and Dysport is a growing cosmetic trend for women in their mid-20s to early 30s to prevent wrinkles. Instead of waiting to fix wrinkles, patients are now starting treatments earlier to prevent lines from happening in the first place.
Certain types of wrinkles can become difficult to treat after they’ve formed. By beginning Botox or Dysport earlier, you can take a proactive approach to your skincare.
When to start
Officially, Botox and Dysport are FDA-approved for patients 18 years or older.
“Every patient has a different skincare journey,” Alyssa Letcher, PA-C, said. “While it’s never too late to start caring for your skin, we’ve recently found more clients who want to take steps now rather than wait for fine lines to appear.”
“While it’s never too late to start caring for your skin, we’ve recently found more clients who want to take steps now rather than wait for fine lines to appear.”
Besides age, an ideal injectables patient is someone worried or bothered by the early signs of wrinkles. The early formation of forehead lines, crow’s feet, frown lines, etc. can indicate a patient’s eligibility for treatment.
“It’s best to begin treating wrinkles when they first appear,” Amber Eliason, RN, said. “Early treatment can sometimes even prevent them from appearing at all.”
Injectables and the body
Facial nerves tell your muscles to contract. Botox and Dysport block these nerves, preventing those muscle contractions. The treatment trains facial muscles to avoid wrinkles.
Deep lines can be prevented by slowly decreasing the use of these muscles. Preventative injectables typically result in a more natural result due to the small treatments over time.
“At Kalon, we work with each patient to ensure that the finished result leaves them looking refreshed and natural,” Eliason said.
To decide if Botox or Dysport is right for you, schedule an appointment with a Kalon professional today.