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Preventative Botox®: What it Can and Cannot Do

July 18, 2018 | Blog

Dear #AYA: Botox<sup>®</sup> or Facial Fillers?Cosmetic injectable treatments are more popular than ever these days. Especially with younger patients. Despite the fact that injectable treatments like Botox® are commonly associated with older patients due to their ability to treat age signs like wrinkles, it’s a fact that younger people are using injectables to fight off the visible signs of aging before they even occur. We refer to these as preventative injectables treatments. Botox® Cosmetic Injections are the most popular injectable treatment for younger patients concerned about developing wrinkles and other aging signs before their time. To help explain what can be accomplished through preventative Botox® injections, here are a few examples of what they can and cannot do.

Preventive Botox® Can…

…help people reduce their risk of developing wrinkles and fine lines on the upper portion of their face. Botox® Cosmetic Injections are ideal for treating the appearance of dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles caused by specific facial muscle movements. These dynamic lines can take the form of horizontal creases across the forehead, crow’s feet, and lines that appear in-between the eyes. When performed by an experienced cosmetic injector, preventative Botox® injections made in strategic locations can help improve the facial posture and prevent the development of some dynamic wrinkles before they form.

Preventive Botox® Cannot…

…guarantee a young-looking face forever. Receiving preventative Botox® injections can help reduce your risk of developing dynamic wrinkles, however there is more to maintaining a refreshed, young-looking facial appearance than wrinkle prevention. The loss of facial volume can occur over time as a result of diminished collagen production due to natural aging, sun damage, weight fluctuation, or other factors. For people trying to restore lost volume to their face, hyaluronic acid-based facial fillers from Juvéderm®, Restylane® & Sculptra® Aesthetic can promote natural collagen production to help keep the facial skin fresh and voluminous. Skin tightening treatments like Ultherapy® can also be used to treat patients with sagging facial skin.

We hope you found this informative. Preventative Botox® injections can be a terrific way for some people to help reduce their chances of developing wrinkles at a young age, although they may not be right for everyone. It’s important to visit with an expert like the skincare professionals at AYA for any cosmetic injectables treatment. Some less seasoned injectors may not have the experience and knowledge required to provide the best, most natural-looking results for younger injectables patients. For more information on cosmetic injectables or to schedule a complimentary skincare analysis at any of our locations (Avalon, Phipps Plaza, Northside), please contact AYA Medical Spa today. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+, for more tips, photos, news, and updates.