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When it comes to erasing lines and wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes, Botox can provide unparalleled results. As you may know, Botox is a neuromodulator made from a purified version of the botulinum protein. When a dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon or clinician who is skilled at providing cosmetic injections applies Botox to the correct areas, it relaxes the muscles and gives wrinkles a chance to smooth themselves out.

If you’re in your mid-20s or early 30s, you may not think you’re a candidate for Botox injections. But think again – the number of younger people who are turning to Botox to stop mild wrinkles from worsening is increasing. In fact, if you are just beginning to notice fine lines forming, you can halt them before they get deeper.

If you’re wondering if preventive Botox can help you look younger for longer, here are some things you should know.

Stopping the Clock on Wrinkle Formation

Your face is extremely expressive. Throughout every day, you smile, frown, laugh, squint and raise your eyebrows – all of which can leave creases in your skin. When you’re young, you can bounce back from these repetitive motions because your skin and connective tissues are strong and flexible. However, as you age, you lose skin resiliency, along with collagen and elastin – and the next thing you know, you look in the mirror and wonder when you got so many wrinkles.

Skilled injectors can use preventive Botox to “re-train” facial muscles. By creating temporary muscle paralysis, Botox will stop you from being able to make the characteristic or unconscious facial expressions that cause deep wrinkles to occur. The precise placement of neuromodulators like Botox can stop wrinkles in their tracks before they have a chance to form, which will allow younger patients to age more evenly.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox specifically staves off “dynamic” wrinkles, which are the wrinkles that form due to repetitive muscle movements. Those typically include horizontal furrows across your forehead, frown lines between the eyes and crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes. Botox “freezes” these muscles by preventing them from contracting, which will lead to fewer wrinkles forming.

The best way to tell whether you are a good candidate for preventive Botox is by looking at yourself in the mirror as you smile or frown. For example, if you see the “eleven lines” between your eyebrows, you might have an unconscious habit of frowning when you’re thinking hard about a problem. As a result, you might start to notice those undesirable vertical lines as early as your mid-20s, especially if you have very mobile facial features.

A qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist can inject Botox in just the right areas to help discourage your muscles from falling into those habitual positions, thus decreasing your chances of developing permanent, troublesome wrinkles.

In addition, some facial wrinkles might be hereditary. If you see yourself in the beginning stages of developing the same crow’s feet or brow furrows as your parents or grandparents, you should consider preventive Botox injections to halt those wrinkles.

What Makes Preventive Skin Care So Effective?

Initially, wrinkles only appear when you frown or smile, and fade away when your face is at rest. However, over time, wrinkles will become a permanent part of the landscape of your face, even when you aren’t making the expressions that caused them to form in the first place. The best time to start treating those wrinkles is as soon as you notice them, since using Botox can totally reverse mild lines and prevent them from developing into wrinkles in the first place.

Botox is becoming a powerful tool in many younger patients’ anti-aging arsenal, right alongside solutions such as sunscreen, moisturizers and facial cleansers. If you’ve already developed a consistent skin care routine and are using the right products for your skin, but find that you’re starting to see lines and wrinkles even when your face is at rest, you are likely an excellent candidate for this minimally invasive procedure.

Top 5 Benefits of Botox

1. The future of anti-aging is here today.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of varieties of topical anti-aging gels and creams in the world, but Botox is superior to all of them. While these products can certainly support healthier skin, only Botox can actually reverse the effects of fine lines and wrinkles, especially among younger patients.

2. There is no downtime.

Botox is a top choice among women and men with busy schedules who don’t have time to recover from surgery. It’s a quick, in-office procedure, and you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after getting injections. You can even get Botox on your lunch break, and head back to work right after.

3. It is budget-friendly.

Some cosmetic procedures have a reputation for being expensive, but as the popularity of Botox has increased, its price has become more and more affordable. You can treat yourself without breaking the bank, and you’ll love how much better you look afterward.

4. It is safe and effective.

The FDA approved Botox for treating wrinkles in 2002. In the decade and a half since then, cosmetic injectors have successfully treated thousands of patients, providing natural-looking results.

5. It’s the best way to look younger, faster.

Don’t let premature wrinkles make you look older than your true age. If you’re concerned about your fine lines and wrinkles putting you at a disadvantage or negatively impacting your self-esteem, Botox can help you reclaim your youthful good looks and give you greater confidence about putting your best face forward.

Is Preventive Botox Right for You?

If you’re a younger patient in the Sarasota or Gibsonton areas who is ready to erase premature signs of aging, schedule your appointment at University Park Dermatology. We provide Botox injections at both of our locations. As experts in a wide range of cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, our skilled, qualified team of medical professionals can help restore your youthful appearance with our high level of artistry and attention to detail.

Don’t let the early phases of the aging process discourage you from living your best life. Book your appointment online today.