When the effects of aging start to set in, like crow’s feet and deep wrinkles, many flock to medical spas for a Botox treatment. Like anything else, however, prevention is easier than treatment, which is why so many men and women in their 20s and 30s are committing to regular Botox treatments to stop wrinkles in their tracks.
Learn more about how Botox can ward off the appearance of wrinkles as part of an anti-aging skincare plan.
What is Botox?
Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin, a neuromodulator that blocks nerve signals in the muscles. This causes a mild paralysis that prevents dynamic wrinkles from forming, the type of wrinkles caused by the muscle contractions from smiling and frowning. Botox relaxes the muscles, which softens fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes and between the eyebrows.
Botox is non-invasive, virtually painless and only take a few minutes to complete. Results are typically seen within a few days and may last several months before follow-up treatments are needed. Fortunately, the younger you are when you start Botox, the fewer treatments you’ll need.
Botox as an Anti-Aging Treatment
Our normal facial expressions, whether from happiness, stress, pain or sadness, crease our faces and create lines and wrinkles in the future. These typically begin with frown lines, fine lines around the eyes and the vertical lines between the eyebrows, and they start to show in the 30s. For those who have frequented tanning beds or spent too much time in the sun, these early signs may show in the 20s.
At first, these creases will go away when our face returns to a neutral position, but over time, they begin to set in as permanent wrinkles.
How Botox Works to Combat Signs of Aging
Dynamic wrinkles and expression lines form from repeated muscle contractions. If Botox is used before the early signs of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and volume loss, the muscle below an emerging wrinkle is paralyzed and can’t contract, which prevents that repetitive wrinkle from forming. Started early, this can have a dramatic effect on a person’s appearance and aging process later in life, especially if treatments begin early.
Preventative Botox can also correct the facial asymmetry caused by aging, such as a drooping brow, train the facial muscles to prevent fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the need for more invasive anti-aging treatments in the future.
Anyone in their 20’s and 30’s could benefit from Botox as an anti-aging treatment, but it’s especially important for fair-skinned people who are seeing signs of premature aging and may have sun damage that accelerates the aging process.
Learn More at Love Your Body Medical Spa
It’s never too early to start caring for your skin, and preventative Botox treatments are the newest trend among men and women in their 20s and 30s. If you want to learn more about Botox as an anti-aging treatment, Love Your Body Medical Spa can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to get started!