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When to Get Preventative Botox

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Botox is the granddaddy of all cosmetic injectables.  It works by limiting the mobility of facial muscles to soften and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

But these days, people are thinking ahead.  They’re taking the future by the face (literally) and using Botox as a preventative measure.

If you can stop them from getting a toe hold, then why not?

This post is about when to get preventative Botox to stop time in its tracks, allowing you to put your best face forward.

It’s a “Thing”

Preventative Botox is a growing trend among Millennials.  If there’s one thing which may said of this generation, it’s that they’re not afraid to push the boundaries.

Do a google search on preventative Botox and you’ll see it featured in some of the most notable beauty and lifestyle publications around.

People in this cohort are, due to the extremely visual culture they’ve grown up in, acutely image-conscious and career-oriented.  They know that the way they look is one of the drivers of their success, so they consider preventative Botox to be a grooming tool.

So, preventative Botox is even more than a trend – it’s a “thing”.  Since 2010, preventative Botox treatments have risen by 28% among people between the ages of 20 and 29.

So, When?

At Ethos, we see guests in their mid-20s through mid-30s for this type of Botox treatment.  While making the decision to proceed with treatment depends on the guest, their expectations and the condition of their skin, we believe that starting with Botox at too early an age is ill-advised.  Here’s why.

Starting with Botox for prevention too soon can exacerbate the natural weakening of your facial muscles.  Repeated treatments at an early age have the effect of flattening and weakening muscles, which can cause your skin to appear loose in treated areas.

There’s also the danger of your face compensating for the limited mobility of that one area by engaging other areas of the face to form expressions.

Think about it:  Botox limits the mobility of muscles it’s injected into.  If those muscles aren’t moving as much, they’ll shrink (atrophy) and adjacent muscles will pick up the slack.  That means more Botox to address lines in the skin over the muscles implicated.

Choose a Trusted Provider

If you’re considering preventative Botox as a way to head aging off at the pass, proceed with caution.  Choose a trusted provider, like Ethos Spa, Skin and Laser Center.

Because we’re directed by a Board of medical professionals, all we do here is governed by stringent medical standards which preclude us recommending treatments which may not be right for you.

Because we’re well acquainted with what’s required for preventative Botox, we understand dosages and placement that get the results you want.  We won’t recommend the treatment if we think you’re jumping the gun.

When to get preventative Botox is a decision you should make in consultation with a skilled technician at Ethos Spa.

Contact us to schedule a consultation about preventative Botox.  We’re professionals you can trust.