Is Preventative Botox Worth It?

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, May 25, 2017

Prevention is something many of us associate with health. We use sunscreen to help minimize the harmful effects of UV rays. We take supplements to boost the immune system and help avoid illness. But, what about preventing wrinkles? 
Topical skin care companies have been formulating anti-aging skin care products for years with claims of reversing the signs of aging and preventing new wrinkles from forming. Preventative Botox, however, is a relatively new trend spearheaded by patients in their 20s and 30s who are seeking non-invasive anti-aging treatments. 
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Stafford Broumand, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon with 740 Park Plastic Surgery, says he has seen an increase in preventative Botox injections in millennial patients.

“Botox can be given to weaken muscles that cause wrinkles,” he said. “Botox should be administered just as they are seeing early fine lines and wrinkles. This also leads to the need for less Botox in the future.”

Though Botox is FDA approved for patients over the age of 18, Broumand notes that not all patients are ideal candidates. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who have diseases that impact muscle function, such as myasthenia gravis should not be treated with Botox.

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