You’re probably already aware that Botox® is an amazing anti-aging treatment that can wipe away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and lines to restore a youthful appearance, but did you know that you can use Botox to stave off these impending signs of aging and prevent them forming in the first place? It’s true! Starting a Botox treatment schedule with Dr. Greene early on could keep you looking young and fresh for many years to come.
What Happens to Aging Skin
Wrinkles and lines start to develop due to the aging process. Over the years, your body loses its ability to produce two of the most critical components to healthy, youthful-looking skin—collagen and elastin. Collagen production starts to slow in your 20s, and elastin creation is curtailed even earlier, usually around the time that puberty sets in. This means that your skin doesn’t have the necessary tools to bounce back the way it did in your younger years.
Prevent the Signs of Aging Before They Start
The good news is that you don’t have to wait for wrinkles and fine lines to appear to do something about them. When used as a preventative approach, Botox can actually inhibit wrinkles and fine lines from forming around your face. That’s because Botox targets the underlying repeated muscle contractions that contribute to the appearance of the signs of aging around the brow, eyes, and forehead. By relaxing the muscle activity, your skin isn’t constantly being stretched and contracted, causing the skin to crease and wrinkle.
Reverse the Signs Once They’ve Started
If you’re already past the inevitable point of no return and some wrinkles and fine lines have finally started to set in, Botox is still the perfect remedy to quell those emerging signs of aging. Treatments usually last for three to six months, so just two or three anti-aging appointments each year could keep you looking young and energetic at any age.
Youthful and Natural-Looking Results
While Botox is proven to safely and effectively restore a more youthful appearance to certain areas of your face, having a highly skilled provider may be the most important aspect of treatment. The most effective injections take a discerning eye and skilled hand to precisely administer Botox to the greatest effect. Your final outcome should be as natural as possible, whether you’re choosing Botox as a preventative measure or you’re reversing the signs of aging that have already begun to appear.
Maximize Your Results with a Combination of Treatments
Botox alone can be a powerful weapon in your anti-aging arsenal, but it does have its limits. Botox is primarily used to treat the muscle activity around the brow, eyes, and forehead, but there are a wide variety of other non-surgical facial injectables to address all of your concerns. Depending on your unique situation and what you’d like to accomplish, Dr. Greene may recommend combining your Botox treatment with another anti-aging treatment such as dermal fillers, like Juvéderm® and Restylane®, which add volume and smooth out wrinkles in areas that Botox isn’t right for.
Prevent the Signs of Aging with Botox at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle
Let Dr. Greene and his dedicated staff help you achieve all of your anti-aging goals. If you’re in the Pacific Northwest and you’d like to learn more about preventative treatments with Botox, please don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation today.