Preventative Botox is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure popular among patients in their 20s and 30s who want to fight the signs of aging before they appear. Remember how your mother used to warn, “Don’t make that face, or it’ll get stuck that way?” Well, mom was right – somewhat. Routine facial movements, even smiling or squinting, leave their mark over time.
By undergoing a preventative Botox® procedure, you effectively restrict the stretching and general wear-and-tear that contributes to wrinkles later in life. Botox limits the ability for your facial muscles to contract, which otherwise causes skin to fold, crease and crinkle.
You might be wondering why skin waits so long to display these routine muscle movements. Unlike youthful skin, mature skin is thinner, less elastic and simply doesn’t bounce back as easily. Environmental and lifestyle factors, such as smoking and tanning, break down the dermis further. These habits worsen the appearance of wrinkles – often prematurely. Preventative Botox thwarts deep wrinkles, but also helps eradicate the early signs of aging. Not only are you setting yourself up for fresher skin down the road, but you’re eliminating the fine lines that have already materialized.
Patients undergoing preventative Botox benefit from fewer appointments compared to Botox for wrinkle correction. Preventative Botox is typically administered two to three times per year instead of the 90-day intervals recommended to patients looking to eradicate existing wrinkles. Because Botox offers two-fold benefits, Dr. Busso analyzes each patients’ skin to provide personalized recommendations for appointment frequency. Regardless of goal, all Botox services use the same formula made of Botulinum toxin type A.
Botox results last between three and four months, sometimes longer. When administering Botox for preemptive or wrinkle management purposes, Dr. Busso will not completely freeze all facial muscles. Only the essential muscles are targeted, allowing patients to continue their ordinary and natural facial expressions. When administered properly, Botox does not cause numbness or loss of sensation. Side effects are usually temporary and mild, but can range from soreness to swelling at or around the injection site. Botox should be administered by licensed physicians only via a prescription. Purchasing black market botulinum toxin online can result in long-term paralysis, permanent damage, infection or illness.
Preventative Botox in Miami
As a leading expert of injectable cosmetic medicine and a clinical trainer for Botox® and Restylane®, Dr. Busso is here to help you with your wrinkle prevention and treatment needs. To schedule a consultation for Botox in Miami, call our office at 305-857-0144 or book your appointment online.