Preventative Botox is used to help relax facial muscles that can cause wrinkles. Injecting small doses in targeted areas of the face will relax the treated muscles. You are allowing opposing untreated muscles to pull in the opposite direction to become stronger. This will help allow your face to age in a more even fashion.
Injectors can usually tell if and where you might need preventative Botox just by looking at your face. For example, someone who habitually furrows their brow might start to get lines in between eyebrows and forehead in their 20s. An injector can inject Botox in the right places to help “retrain” a person’s face to no longer fall into that specific brow furrowing habit. Therefore, lowering the odds that they’ll develop permanent wrinkles in those spots.
Basically, treating mild fine line and wrinkles early can prevent them from becoming deeper and more permanent as you age.
Initially, wrinkles with facial expression occur and they go away at rest. As we age, wrinkles begin to stick around even at rest. When you start to see early signs of wrinkles at rest, is the best time to treat them.
Preventative Botox in your 20s or 30s doesn’t mean you’re going to be dependent on injectables for the rest of your life. You would just be gracefully slowing down the aging process. Some people may need a touch-up after four months, while others may not need to come back for a year or even less often.