Botox® is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States, and for understandable reasons. It takes only minutes to get the minimally invasive treatment, and it can help you look younger without the risks or hassle of surgery.
And while many people rush to Botox once they’re already bothered by deep lines and wrinkles, you may also want to consider it for prevention. Dr. Tiffany Su and her team at Skin Shop medSpa in Houston, Texas, provide Botox and other injectables to give you a more youthful look.
Here’s how Botox can serve as preventive cosmetic medicine.
How Botox works
This injectable medication contains a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes or paralyzes muscles in the treatment area. And when those muscles can’t move much, they can’t create deep lines and wrinkles as you make expressions.
Popular facial areas for Botox include:
- Forehead lines
- Crow's feet, around your eyes
- Frown lines, between your eyebrows
Botox starts working within days of injection and brings results that often last for 3-4 months.
Botox as preventive cosmetic medicine
If you’re bothered by the appearance of faint lines on your face in your 20s or 30s, you may be a good candidate for preventive Botox. This option may be especially helpful if you tend to have a very expressive face.
Getting Botox treatment routinely — say every 3-6 months, depending on your results — may also help slow down the progression of wrinkles in your face.
Making the most of preventive Botox
To make the most of your preventive Botox treatment, your provider at Skin Shop medSpa will recommend your ideal regimen. If you want especially natural-looking results, you may want to consider “baby Botox,” or smaller amounts of the medication so your face moves, but not as much. For more dramatic results, you can consider higher doses.
If you’re new to Botox, you may also want to try a modest amount at first to see how your skin and muscles respond. A couple of weeks later, you can request a touch-up if desired.
Once your Botox results begin to fade, you can schedule your next treatment. You can also complement your Botox results with other treatments, if desired. Adding fillers to the mix, for example, can help by restoring early signs of lost plumpness in your lips or cheeks. A PDO thread lift can help lift and tighten your skin, keeping it firm and supple.
To learn more about Botox and other treatments we offer, or to get started with preventive Botox, call Skin Shop medSpa at 713-701-1717 or book an appointment through our website today.