Skin aging is a complex process that is a consequence of both genetics and environmental factors. Advances have been made to help reduce, postpone, and in some cases, repair the outward effects of aging, such as lines and wrinkles. One of the most accessible treatments for lines and wrinkles is Botox.
How Does Botox Work to Prevent Lines & Wrinkles?
Botox and similar brands like Xeomin and Dysport (which are all called neuromodulators) can prevent lines and wrinkles. Botox can help prevent deep imprinted lines that we call wrinkles because of the effect of relaxing the muscles that can crease the skin. When we’re younger we have sufficient volume and thickness of the facial skin. Our skin is able to withstand the folding and creasing forces of the underlying muscle. However, as we age, our skin naturally begins to lose volume and thins notably between the ages of 30 to 40. Botox treatments can help prevent lines and wrinkles if it’s used right before the creases have had an opportunity to become deeply imprinted on the face.
How Effective is Botox in Preventing Lines & Wrinkles?
Botox (and similar brands) blocks the chemicals that normally signal muscle groups to contract. These muscles are the ones that create lines over time. However, when the contraction of these muscles is stopped, they can relax and the dynamic wrinkles they cause soften and fade.
What’s great about Botox in the prevention of lines is wrinkle is that in addition to minimizing existing wrinkles, the regular use of Botox may also prevent and inhibit new wrinkles from forming over time.
With Botox, results take 2-10 days to take full effect and will last typically between 3-4 months. As the Botox wears off, wrinkles may return, but they are not as deep as they were before. And with regular maintenance injections of Botox, clients will find that they are able to maintain their line-free appearance for longer periods of time.
What areas are commonly treated with Botox?
The most common areas of the face Botox is used to prevent wrinkles are: the vertical creases between the eyes (the glabella area - aka "the elevens"), wrinkles on the side of the eyes ("crow’s feet"), and the horizontal creases on the forehead. If clients would like to have a treatment of Botox before a special event, it’s suggested they plan their appointment 2-weeks prior in order to look their most refreshed.
To discuss how Botox can help prevent premature skin aging, lines and wrinkles, take advantage of our free consultations. Schedule with Medical Aesthetics & Wellness of CT by calling 1(860)337-2202, email email@example.com, or message us on Facebook to book your appointment.