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At what age should you start Botox & What is Preventative Botox®?

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Aging is a natural process.

However, specific signs of aging are not desirable by the majority of men and women.

Botox® injections help in preventing the onset of wrinkles caused by aging and sun damage.

In fact, Botox® Cosmetics has been used for more than two decades to combat visible signs of aging. In the past, Botox® has been commonly requested after wrinkles and fine lines already appear. Preventative Botox® is a treatment that helps stop the wrinkles and fine lines before you see them. This is why expert injector Kristin Kenny at Defy Nature sees many patients who are ideal candidates for Botox® in their 20s and early 30s.

Preventative Botox can negate the need for surgical correction for a long time. This is because Botox temporarily blocks the nerve signals that are responsible for pulling the facial skin as a result of making facial expressions. Hence, weakening these muscles hinders skin pulling and consequently prevents the formation of wrinkles. In fact, preventative Botox may reduce the need for Botox treatments in the future.

Baby Botox is a popular treatment offered at Defy Nature for their younger patients, which simply uses fewer units of Botox called micro-injections to provide subtle, natural results allowing the facial muscles to remain active without “freezing” them entirely. In fact, the idea is to soften the appearance of wrinkles, not eliminate them. Kristin uses a gentle approach to administering Baby Botox: She injects small amounts of Botox into the predetermined injection sites. For example, while she may use 30-40 units of Botox for a traditional procedure on an older patient, she may use closer to 15 units of Botox for a Baby Botox session.

Botox works differently than a dermal filler (also offered at Defy Nature) which is often made of hyaluronic acid like the brand Juvederm, which adds volume so skin appears more firm with less laxity.

There are three main sites where Botox® injections are most commonly injected:

  • Forehead wrinkles

  • Crow’s feet line around the eyes

  • Vertical ‘11’ lines between eyebrows

Some people also use Botox to eliminate “smile lines” around your lips or around your chin area.

 

Call Defy Nature today at 860-442-5347

to schedule your Botox consultation!

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