Botox is a safe, reliable treatment method to correct wrinkles and other cosmetic or medical issues. Today, some people are opting for Botox to prevent signs of aging. This preventative Botox treatment can be an effective way to delay the signs of aging and improve appearance. If you’re thinking about getting Botox to avoid deep wrinkles, learn more about the procedure and why you should consider our professionals at Southview Cosmetic Dentistry for this treatment.
Botox is a minimally invasive treatment for correcting lines and wrinkles on the face. A trained professional injects the face in various areas to relax the muscles, which smooths the appearance and eliminates the appearance of wrinkles. In many cases, people use Botox later in life after these wrinkles appear. However, the latest trend in cosmetic care is preventative Botox.
Botox can be a safe, effective way for younger people to prevent wrinkles from developing early. When used in patients in their 20s, Botox relaxes the muscles that produce lines and wrinkles over time. Since the treatment prevents muscle movement and skin creasing that causes wrinkles, you can prevent these flaws early on.
By the 40s, instead of two decades of wrinkle formation and deepening, people who have had preventative Botox will only have a few years of this process. Therefore, they have less-obvious lines and delayed development of wrinkles.
If you are in your 20s or 30s, you are a prime candidate for preventative Botox, also known as “baby Botox.” During these decades, the face will start to lose some of its elasticity over the years. When this happens, lines can begin to appear when relaxing the face. By using Botox, you help to keep the facial muscles relaxed, which prevents the formation of wrinkles.
If you worry about having lines and wrinkles as you age, or if you already notice lines appear on your face that persist even when you relax your facial muscles, you might consider preventative Botox.
The biggest advantage of “baby Botox” is the smoother appearance you’ll gain. In a study of a pair of identical twins, one got Botox treatments two to three times a year for 13 years. Her twin only had a pair of injections spaced several years apart. After 13 years, the twin with regular treatments did not have lines imprinted in the areas where she had the injections. Her twin did have visible lines, however.
While the study only looked at two people, anecdotal evidence from others who have had preventive injections correlates with the evidence. With the safety of Botox, even repeated injections over time, proven, you have few reasons not to try this treatment.
Another benefit of using Botox to prevent lines is the treatment plan. Compared to using Botox to correct existing problems, preventative treatments require fewer injections each year and less Botox injected each time.
One downside to the treatment is the chance of developing side effects. Most people only experience these temporarily and are not serious enough for them to stop getting regular injections of Botox. The most common side effects are headache, bruising, and swelling.
Severe side effects that require immediate medical attention are extremely rare but more likely with treatments offered by unskilled people injecting the Botox. These severe side effects require a call to your doctor immediately and include difficulty breathing, rash or hives at the injection site, loss of bladder control, and vision problems.
Skilled administration of Botox can minimize the chances of minor and severe side effects. Always avoid treatment from untrained people. You have a greater chance of developing problems if you get treatment at a non-medical spa or from an individual at their home.
As with all decisions, make sure to weigh the pros and cons of “baby Botox” before getting the treatment.
The best time to start preventative Botox injections is in your mid-twenties or early 30s. Generally, you want to start the treatments before developing lasting lines. For some people, this timing may be later or earlier than for others.
If you regularly squint or have other facial movements that encourage line development, you may require preventative injections earlier. Your Botox provider will talk to you about your expectations and desired results and help you choose where to have the injections and when to start treatment.
You should only get Botox from trained professionals. However, one type of expert many people forget to consider is a dentist. Not all dentists have training in administering Botox injections. Those who have this education can provide both cosmetic and medical Botox for their patients. Dr. Kelly Wilson at Southview Cosmetic Dentistry is a Botox-trained dentist.
Dentists already have a highly in-depth knowledge of the face and mouth through their education to treat the teeth. Plus, they have training in treating pain in the mouth and surrounding areas. Botox-trained dentists can administer this treatment to help ease headaches, jaw pain, and myofascial pain. Dr. Kelly can provide Botox for these purposes in addition to using it for cosmetic reasons.
If you want preventative treatment, Dr. Kelly can help by injecting Botox to prevent a bunny nose, dimpled chin, crow’s feet, angry 11’s lines between your eyebrows, a gummy smile, lip flip, and forehead wrinkles
Enjoy the convenience of getting preventative Botox treatments and dental care at the same location. Find out more about our cosmetic or dental services at Southview Cosmetic Dentistry. We want to give you a healthy smile and appearance through good dental care, Botox treatments, and cosmetic dentistry. See the difference we can make in your look by making your appointment with us today.