Is Preventative Botox a Farce?

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, April 8, 2016

If you watch enough Bravo reality shows or wait for a table at enough popular brunch spots, you’re bound tohear twentysomethings make mention of "preventative botox." The procedure entails getting botox (a popular brand name of the drug Botulinum toxin type A) injections before wrinkles have formed on your face to prevent them from forming, versus trying to correct them later.

As the product on the forefront on the noninvasive procedures trend (with fillers like Juvederm and Restalyne, anti-aging micro-current treatments such as Ulthera, and fat-freezing treatments like CoolSculpting not far behind), botox works by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It has been used to treat a range of issues, from wrinkles to severe sweating, uncontrollable blinking, chronic migraines, and more.

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