Preventative Botox promises to keep wrinkles from appearing. Experts say that if Botox is injected at the early signs of fine lines, it will help stop them from becoming more prominent in the future. People in their mid-to-late 20s to early 30s are good candidates for Preventative Botox. Twenty-five is a recommended age to start receiving the treatment, particularly if you have a very expressive face. Faint lines will become wrinkles in the future, but some studies show that getting Preventative Botox can stop certain wrinkles from appearing altogether. The theory is you will need fewer treatments as you age if you start early.
Wrinkles happen because you move the same muscles in your face over and over again. Botox relaxes these muscles in your face by blocking the nerve responses that tell your face to move. Botox limits these expressions so fewer wrinkles occur. Since we age every day, you will need to continue with the treatments if you do not want the wrinkles to return. The treatment lasts between 4-6 months depending on your age, lifestyle, genetics, skin type, sun exposure, and general health. At Defy Nature Med Spa (defynaturellc.com) in New London, one of their clients equates her Botox treatments to eating right or exercising. “If you care about whole-body wellness,” she says, “that includes your face.” She calls it the new Vitamin B.