While you might be well informed when it comes to combating wrinkles once they appear with Botox, have you ever given thought to preventative Botox to delay them?

What is Preventative Botox?

Preventative Botox is injections that can be used to prevent lines and wrinkles in the first place. Rather than having them appear and then finding a way to get rid of them, preventative Botox allows you to help keep them from appearing at all!

This type of Botox is best for those in the mid-to-late 20’s or even those in their early 30’s.

How Does Preventative Botox Work?

Botox works by blocking the nerve signals of the muscles we use for facial expression. These muscles are the ones that move around a lot day to day, which ultimately causes lines in the face. By stopping their repetitive movement, lines in the face become greatly reduced.

Where to Get Preventative Botox?

The areas of the face that are most common for preventative Botox include:

  • Around the eyes
  • Between the eyebrows
  • The forehead
  • Smile lines around the lips and chin

How to Prepare for Botox

Once you’ve decided to get preventative Botox, the process for preparing for it is relatively simple.

Avoid taking any pain medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin. These can thin your blood and should be avoided the week before your treatment. You should also consult your doctor to confirm any other medications or supplements are ok to take before heading in for your treatment.

Be sure to show up makeup free for your appointment so your provider can clean your skin and have you ready to go! With that, you’ll be well on your way to getting started with preventative Botox and keeping those pesky lines and wrinkles away.

Interested in learning a little bit more about preventative Botox or have questions you want answered? Contact us today! Our experts are here to provide you with all the information you need and help get you started.