When it comes to warding off wrinkles, prevention is key. Using Botox treatments to inhibit the development of fine lines and wrinkles, in addition to training facial muscles to behave differently, is incredibly efficient.
Unwanted frown lines, crow’s feet, and expression wrinkles are all due to the repetitive folding of the skin. By injecting earlier, you can keep unflattering wrinkles from forming in the first place, rather than attempting to fix them after they’ve already developed.
How Preventative Botox Works
Your muscles move when the nerves receive a transmission to the brain. As a result, the brain sends back a response telling the nerves how the muscles should move and react. Botox works by effectively blocking the muscle-nerve transmissions to the brain. As a result, the brain is unable to respond, leaving the injected muscles paralyzed in the process. The injected muscles don’t contract, and this allows the wrinkles to relax and soften.
Preventative Botox is ideal for wrinkles that come from the constant contraction of muscles. These muscles are most commonly referred to as “the 11’s” between the brows, horizontal lines across the forehead and crow’s feet. Botox can be a useful tool for preventing these wrinkles from forming in the future because wrinkles result from the repetitive movement of the skin. Botox injections at an early age can keep wrinkles from happening in the first place, rather than attempting to erase already present wrinkle formations.
The Right Time To Start Injections Is Different For Everyone
While there isn’t a blanket-statement age for which patients may want to begin Botox injections, most experts can agree that the ideal age varies from person to person. Every patient uses their facial expressions differently. While some may use their forehead regularly with etched-in lines beginning to form in their 20’s, others rarely use their forehead at all. Genetics and the overall health of your skin are factors to take into consideration. The best time to start treatment is before lines begin to appear.
Treatments That Extend Botox Results
Botox and dermal fillers complement many other excellent skin rejuvenation treatments because they work in different ways.
Botox can be combined with other treatments at Laser Aesthetic Center, including:
HydraFacials – Great for all skin types, the HydraFacial treatment is not only highly effective at improving the overall health of the skin, but it is also excellent for remedying fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture. The HydraFacial is a non-invasive, multi-step treatment that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, painless extractions and unique delivery of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, and Peptides. Restore your skin to its healthiest state by removing impurities and replenishing your skin with essential nutrients.
Chemical Peels – Chemical peels are another excellent option that focuses on improving skin tone and texture alongside the wrinkle-fighting powers of Botox. Chemical peels are ideal for treating superficial wrinkles as the exfoliants in the peel remove the damaged outer layers of the skin.
Laser and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Treatments – Botox injections focus on reducing the appearance of deep-set wrinkles on the upper face. Laser treatments focus on the overall quality of your skin, stimulating the skin to begin producing collagen as a way of healing itself. IPL treatments can be a great compliment to Botox by helping to treat the finer wrinkles that appear or other texture abnormalities of the skin.
Dermal Fillers – Both Botox and dermal fillers reduce the appearance of age-related lines and wrinkles; however, they work in different ways. Where Botox targets muscles, dermal fillers do just as their name implies. Dermal fillers are injected into or under the skin to fill lines and wrinkles while restoring facial structure and volume loss due to aging.
Botox Alone Won’t Prevent Aging Skin
Once unwanted lines and creases have become permanent, they become more challenging to minimize. Prevention is key to your combat against wrinkles, but Botox alone won’t prevent your skin from aging. It’s vital to protect your skin from the sun by applying sunscreen, wearing a hat when outside, and to maintain a balanced skincare routine.
Caring for your skin has more significant benefits than just slowing down the aging process. When used in combination with Botox, healthy skin will allow for Botox results to look better and last longer. Is it too late for preventative Botox? Call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule your complimentary Botox consultation.