Everyone knows that Botox cosmetic treatments help wind back the effects aging has on your face by smoothing out frown lines or crow’s feet. But did you know you could get a jump-start on keeping lines and wrinkles at bay – before they even appear?
Whether we notice it or not, our skin changes every time we expose ourselves to pollution, sunlight, cigarette smoke, and any number of chemicals and toxins in the environment. In addition, as we get older, our skin loses its elasticity, causing creases and lines to form when our now-less-flexible skin no longer rebounds as it did years ago.
Can Botox Prevent Wrinkles Before They Appear
Even if you cannot see facial lines or wrinkles in the mirror, they may be forming on a cellular level. Every time we smile, frown, or furrow our brow, the repeated actions of our muscles tightening and relaxing cause our skin to bend, crease, then release. Just like a piece of fabric, the first few folds may not leave a visible impression but eventually, creases appear and become permanent.
Botox treatments relax facial muscles, so it is possible that early treatment will delay wrinkles and lines from developing. It is also possible that early treatment will reduce the future depth of lines and wrinkles that may develop. This means that early Botox treatment could lower the need for extensive cosmetic treatments later.
Early and continued Botox treatments may also change how your skin ages. It makes sense if you think about it: repeated muscle movements and contractions eventually lead to wrinkles and lines. Botox relaxes the muscles and prevents the damage done by repetitive muscle movements. Eventually, those muscles become more inactive and less prone to perform wrinkle-causing contractions.
Are All Botox Providers the Same?
It is important to get your Botox treatment from an experienced health care provider who knows exactly where and when to inject Botox. Treating the wrong area can yield unwanted results.
Ask questions when you talk with your healthcare professional, such as how long are Botox treatments stored, how often is the stock refilled, and how much experience does the person providing the treatments have with Botox?
Although Botox cosmetic treatments are very common and safe, there are precautions to take before starting treatments. People who have existing health conditions, especially asthma or a suspected urinary tract infection, should talk with a doctor before getting Botox injections. Seek out advice from a trusted and licensed physician.
At The Vein Institute & MediSpa in Kingwood, Texas, we are skilled in cosmetic body treatments designed to rejuvenate your skin and give you a more youthful appearance. To learn about Botox, laser skin tightening, or other aesthetic options, call us today at (281) 312-0208 to request an appointment or request an appointment online.