What is Preventative Botox?

Preventative Botox is a very popular cosmetic procedure that helps stop wrinkles and fine lines from developing in the future. Wrinkles and fine lines appear from repetitive facial expressions and movements over the years. When Botox is injected, it blocks nerve signals to different facial muscles. With these nerves signals being blocked, the muscles have limited movement and prevent those wrinkles from appearing in the future.

What Age Should You Start Getting Preventative Botox?

The age when individuals should start getting preventative botox really varies from person to person based on a lot of factors including genetics, sun exposure, drinking, smoking, and facial expressions. Individuals who typically use different facial expressions such as scrunching eyebrows usually cause wrinkles and lines in the forehead and between eyebrows earlier on in their life. Similarly, individuals who have had years of extreme sun or tanning bed exposure will start seeing wrinkles from the sun damage much earlier than others. With this being said, preventative botox treatment is recommended during the initial signs of lines/wrinkles and this typically is between the ages of 25 and 35. 

Popular Areas to Get Preventative Botox

Because wrinkles and lines appear where facial muscles are often used, some of the most popular areas to get preventative botox included the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and around lips/mouth.

Potential Side Effects of Botox 

Botox is one of the most used cosmetic procedures across the United States because of its effectiveness and safeness. With any procedure, there are some side effects to botox injections.

Common Side Effects:

  • Swelling/bruising 
  • Dry Eyes
  • Flu-like symptoms 
  • Headache

Many people who get botox experience one or more of the common mild side effects listed above. However, if you are experiencing any of the following side effects you should seek medical attention.

  • difficulty breathing
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Rash or hives develop at the injection site.

Schedule A Botox Appointment

One of the most important things to do before getting botox or any cosmetic procedure is to do sufficient research to ensure that you find a qualified and experienced professional. Dr. Emma Wu is that trained and certified expert! Contact us today!

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