What is Preventative Botox?
Botox, and other non-surgical treatments, are surging in poularity lately and Botox remains the most popular non-surgical procedure for treating fine-lines and wrinkles. With the increased poularity in fine-line and wrinkle treatment, many people are looking to take preventative action to stop wrinkles developing at all, and we’ve all heard the saying that prevention is better than cure!
Preventative Botox seems like a good idea, does it really work?
As many people who have received Botox know, one treatment is not a permanent solution to fine lines and wrinkles. Results typically last six months at which point most patients elect to return and have the procedure performed again. This would also be necessary for Preventative Botox as the effects of the injectable would wear off and any protection against the formation of wrinkles will be lost.
Can Botox Actually Prevent Winkles Forming
Wrinkes are formed over time from repeated contraction of the facial muscles causing the skin to crepe or scrunch up above them. Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, works when injected by a trained professional like Dr McCluskey by temporarily paralyzing muscles in the face and reducing this lining of the skin. By paralyzing those muscles before those lines and wrinkles have begun to set in, Botox can effectively prevent them from forming or at the very least reduce their formation although the treatment would need to be routinely performed in order to achieve long term preventative results.
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