BABY BOTOX – Preventative Botox, more popular than ever!

March 26, 2019 by Simone Abel, RN

Botox is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure worldwide and has an incredible safety record for prevention and treatment of wrinkles! I’m sure Botox is one of those things you assumed you would start to doing only once you absolutely needed it. However, it should be something on your radar during your 20’s and 30’s. Doctors say the number of young people who are doing preventive Botox (or as I like to call it, Baby Botox) is growing.

I am a big supporter of Baby Botox. Treating women in their mid to late 20’s and 30’s to stop wrinkles before they ever start makes the aging process slow down dramatically. I believe the best time to start Baby Botox is when you start to develop the earliest sign of resting wrinkles.

Initially, wrinkles will start to show up when you’re making facial expressions, but go away at rest. Unfortunately, over time these wrinkles will start to make permanent marks even when you’re not making a particular facial expression. Slowing down the use of these muscles with Botox early in adult life will prevent the lines from developing. Personally, I’ve been treating myself with Botox for the past 5 years (I’m 31 now) and I get told all the time, “I don’t know why you do Botox! You don’t have any wrinkles.” My response always is, “Exactly. I don’t have any wrinkles, because I’ve never allowed myself to have wrinkles!”

Botox will only get you so far with slowing the aging process down; therefore I recommend a good skin care regimen that includes a Retinol and an SPF that you reapply throughout the day. Last but not least, you can take advantage of the skin care treatments that our DermaCenter offers that stimulate collagen regrowth! After all, we start to lose about 1-2.5% of volume in our face every year starting at a young age.

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