Should You Consider Preventative Botox?
By now, you’re undoubtedly aware that injectable Botox is the gold standard for smoothing out frown lines between the brows, wrinkles on the forehead, and crow’s feet lines around the eyes. If you’re in your 20s and 30s, your thoughts about Botox may be, “Yay! I don’t need it now, but when I’m older and develop those pesky problems at least I’ll know what to do to combat them!”
Actually, you could get way ahead in the anti-aging game by using Botox now, before you have lines, furrows, and wrinkles. The same mechanism by which Botox reduces the appearance of these signs of aging can actually prevent them from developing in the first place!
Think about What Causes Wrinkles, Furrows, and Lines
We all know that exposure to the sun can cause premature aging. To combat that cause of aging, we use sunscreen and limit our time outdoors. But sun exposure isn’t the only causes of creases and furrows.
“Laugh lines” and “frown lines” are so named for a reason! When our facial muscles make the same expressions over and over again, eventually the exterior skin relaxes and settles into that expression. Remember as a kid when you were pouting and your parents warned, “Your face will freeze like that!” In reality, they were onto something legit.
Botox: Your Anti-aging Secret Weapon!
Anytime you can prevent something from breaking rather than fix it after it breaks, you’re better off. The same logic holds true for combatting versus addressing wrinkles. Getting Botox before you need it will make it harder for you to make the grimaces and other facial expressions that eventually cause wrinkles. You’ll retain your youthful appearance much longer, which means your need for age-reversing interventions will be farther down the road. When you do begin to see signs of aging, it will be much more subtle (and easier to address), all thanks to preventive Botox. When you think about it, why wouldn’t you take advantage of this amazing anti-aging tool?