You know that Botox can safely, quickly, and dramatically reduce the appearance and visibility of existing wrinkles, lines, and other facial imperfections. That why it remains the most common minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. Americans received 7,437,378 Botox injections in 2018, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons – a dramatic 845% increase since 2000.
But an increasing number of younger women (and men) without much in the way of wrinkles are making Botox appointments because they believe that the injections not only reduce wrinkles, they can also prevent them from developing in the first place.
Is this true? Can Botox really prevent wrinkles, and is it something you should consider if that is your goal?
The truth is that regular “Preventative Botox” treatments can be effective at slowing the progression or delaying the development and appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The key word here is regular. The effects of Botox only last for three to four months. While Botox can stop wrinkles and lines in their tracks for that period, these imperfections will continue to evolve and increase in visibility as you age if you don’t get follow-up treatments.
However, starting Botox at the first sign of fine lines, usually in a person’s 20s or early 30s, can also mean that fewer Botox injections will be needed in the future than the number necessary to reduce wrinkles in someone whose lines have progressed farther and faster without preventative treatment.
Call Dr. Busso Today to Learn More About Botox
Board-certified Miami Aesthetic Dermatologist Dr. Mariano Busso is a leading expert in the field of injectable cosmetic medicine, including the use of Botox to reduce the visibility and development of wrinkles. Call us today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation and find out whether Botox is right for you.