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Can BOTOX® Really Prevent Wrinkles?

Can BOTOX® Really Prevent Wrinkles?

For years, men and women have been turning to BOTOX® to get rid of unsightly creases, wrinkles, and lines on their skin. This is because BOTOX® is the only FDA-approved skin treatment that temporarily improves moderate to severe frown lines on the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet. If you have ever seen the results of BOTOX® in person, you know what a subtle, yet youthful difference these treatments can make for your appearance and confidence.

While most people know that BOTOX® can help with the wrinkles that they already have, many people don’t realize that BOTOX® can also help prevent wrinkles from forming as well. This is why more and more people are now using BOTOX® as a preventative treatment to help keep wrinkles at bay and to help keep their skin looking younger longer.

So, how does BOTOX® work? BOTOX® is a treatment that targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions that come from frowning and squinting over the years. BOTOX® prevents what is known as dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by muscle movements. When you have a BOTOX® treatment, it temporarily reduces this muscle activity, so you start to notice a visible smoothing of these lines.

When using BOTOX® as a preventative treatment, your provider will target the areas where lines typically occur to prevent this type of wrinkle from happening in the first place—which means fewer lines and wrinkles are appearing on your face as you age.

This is not the only benefit. When you receive BOTOX® as a preventative treatment, it allows for the muscles in the face to pull in the opposite direction than they were before. Over time, it allows these muscles to become stronger, so they age more evenly and show fewer wrinkles and creases.

The best part of this preventative treatment? It takes only 10 minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery. This is why so many of our patients come in on their lunch hour to receive their BOTOX® treatment.

While BOTOX® used to be a treatment mostly for patients in their late 30s and early 40s, now patients in their late 20s to early 30s are getting this treatment to prevent deep wrinkles from forming in the first place. Most experts say that the best time to start these preventative treatments is right when the first lines appear.

If you have questions about BOTOX® and want to determine if this treatment is right for you, contact the experts at Heritage today at 817-318-7859 to learn more about BOTOX® as a preventative treatment for your skin.