20-somethings are getting preventative Botox to stop wrinkles before they start

20-somethings are getting preventative Botox to stop wrinkles before they start
When it comes to smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines, there is no questioning the effectiveness of Botox and similar treatments like Dysport and Xeomin. There’s a reason tens of thousands of people get the treatments every year. Now, there’s also a growing trend to stop wrinkles before they start with preventative Botox.
Traditionally, Botox patients are in their 40s or older and looking to treat existing wrinkles and lines. Now, some patients in their 30s, and even their 20s, are getting treatments in an attempt to limit the severity of wrinkles that form later in life, according to Dr. David Shafer, a New York plastic surgeon.
“Preventive Botox helps reduce the formation or worsening of static wrinkles that are seen at rest,” said Dr. Shafer. “Botox can help smooth dynamic wrinkles while also improving or preventing static wrinkles.”

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Dr. Ziyad Hammoudeh, a surgeon in Marina del Rey, Calif., said many of his patients coming in for preventative treatments are just beginning to notice signs of facial aging and seek out the treatment to prevent deep wrinkles from forming. While Dr. Hammoudeh said a lot of his preventative treatment patients are in their late-20s or early-30s. Whether it’s right for you is determined by the condition of wrinkles you have rather than just your age.
“The ideal candidate for preventative Botox is a patient who does not yet have deep wrinkles and is just starting to get faint wrinkles at rest with no facial expression,” Dr. Hammoudeh said.
Wrinkles come in all shapes and sizes, and treatments need to be tailored to each individual. Ultimately, Dr. Shafer said preventative treatment could be for anyone concerned with developing static wrinkles over time.
If you do notice early signs of aging, treatment now can save you time, effort, and money down the road as deep wrinkles are more difficult to treat. As always, it’s best to talk to your doctor and find a solution that works best for you.
“Everyone wants to look their best, and administering Botox in a preventative fashion is a great way to help patients keep doing that,” Dr. Hammoudeh said.
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Source: https://trends.realself.com/2018/01/24/preventative-botox/

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