Each year, nearly 7 million people book an appointment for Botox. Botox has always been the premier anti-aging treatment. Its popularity is credited to its near magic ability to roll back the hands of time.
But beauty experts not only recommend Botox for reversing the signs of premature aging... Those in the know strongly suggest using it as a preventative measure to keep wrinkles from forming.
Yes, Botox can keep your skin from wrinkling and stop the aging process before it starts!
What Is Botox?
Botox is the brand name for a neurotoxin known as botulinum. This neurotoxin is produced by a bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. Botox is clear and thin liquid. This allows it to be easily administered by injection.
Because the liquid is so thin, it can be administered with a very small needle. The procedure is quick and nearly painless. Your doctor or registered nurse will inject small doses of the neurotoxin into the facial muscles to paralyze them.
Botox works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. It does this by "turning off" the nerves responsible for creating muscle contractions in the face.
When To Start Botox
It's hard to say exactly when to start Botox, but starting before the onset of aging can help you keep your youthful look. Most experts now suggest starting in your mid-twenties to prevent the fine lines and wrinkles that may begin to develop later.
Starting your anti-aging routine before your forties can help keep you from ever needing expensive cosmetic surgery. Facelifts can be a gamble. We've all seen someone who's gone too far with plastic surgery. Low-quality work can be another drawback of plastic surgery. Who can say for sure if you'll love the end result?
You've done your research and decided that injectables are the right preventative plan for you. But at what age should you start preventative Botox treatments?
How Much Does It Cost?
The price of your Botox treatment will depend on two factors.
The amount of botox you need is measured in units. The number of units you need will vary. This will be based on how many areas you will need and how much Botox will be used in each area.
The number of units you'll need for effective preventative treatment will be far fewer than the amount you'll need in your forties, fifties, or sixties.
Botox is priced per unit, with each unit retailing for an average of $10-16. This treatment will last you between 3 to 6 months depending on how your body reacts to the product.
In your twenties, you'll want to go sparingly. Any reputable office will not pressure you to get more than you need. If you overdo it, you could run the risk of coming away with a look that seems a bit frozen.
Creating a long-term relationship with your location of choice is important too. Seeing the same provider every time means you can ensure great results.
Preventative Botox & Plastic Surgery
Botox is the easiest way to keep your skin looking great and prevent the signs of aging. If you're categorically against plastic surgery, Botox may be the greatest tool available.
For those who are still open to a nip or a tuck, Botox will greatly delay the need for surgery. Botox can also reduce the amount of work that you will need when the time comes. Because you are preventing deep creases in your skin, there just won't be as much work to do.
When you are ready for plastic surgery, it's important to find a board-certified plastic surgeon. Many of the horror stories you've heard (and even seen, yikes!) come from people who opted against a board-certified surgeon. This is usually because they were looking for a procedure far below market cost.
Unfortunately, they often end up looking worse than they did before. This can defeat the purpose of getting surgery and makes the idea of saving money seem silly.
Your face is the first thing people see when they meet you. Your face is what the people you know well visualize each time they think of you.
Finding a great board certified plastic surgeon doesn't have to break the bank. When the time comes, your surgeon will help you create a seamless transition.
Another perk of preventative Botox is that you won't ever have to worry about having to deal with explaining your 'new face'. Preventative maintenance coupled with a skilled surgeon will keep you looking fabulous, without ever having to explain why you suddenly look so different.
Creating an Anti-Aging Plan
Having an anti-aging plan is the key to beautiful skin in your forties, fifties, and beyond. If you have the luxury of living near a Botox provider who also offers cosmetic surgery, this can be an amazing opportunity to plan your anti-aging strategy.
If you're starting your Botox routine later in life, consulting with a surgeon about your beauty goals is ideal. This is because he/she can answer any questions you may have about when to get Botox and how many units you'll need. You can also ask if you could be a candidate for other cosmetic procedures, if you ever decide you want to go that route.
Preventative Botox Results
In closing, preventative Botox is the key to delaying the need for facelifts, eye rejuvenation, and other surgical procedures. Botox can give you a smooth, beautiful, and fully customizable look.
Only you can decide what makes you feel beautiful. Talk to a provider today to create a preventative Botox plan that works for you. You'll love the way you look, now and in the future!
For more information on how to create your preventative Botox plan, schedule a consultation with us.