Category: BOTOX®

Does BOTOX Prevent the Appearance of Wrinkles?

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BOTOX is known as an age defying solution for treating fine lines, wrinkles, and creases that develop on our faces as we get older. And at Union Oral Surgery, doctors and estheticians frequently provide BOTOX treatments to Monroe patients who are showing these telltale signs of aging. But, as BOTOX becomes more and more popular, younger Monroe patients without visible wrinkles are asking Union Oral Surgery, “Can BOTOX prevent the appearance of wrinkles from ever beginning in the first place?”

Understanding How BOTOX Works

To understand whether or not BOTOX can prevent wrinkles from appearing to begin with, it’s important to understand how the treatment works. BOTOX, which is comprised of the botulinum toxin, works by paralyzing the muscles where they crease when expressions are made, thus causing fine lines and wrinkles to develop over time, and become deeper and deeper if left untreated. BOTOX is generally thought of as a temporary solution, lasting approximately 3 to 6 months per injection, though the doctors and estheticians at Monroe’s Union Oral Surgery recognize that new research is showing that BOTOX injections may increase the elastin and collagen production in the skin, and that repeat BOTOX users may need fewer and fewer treatments as they age.

Preventing Wrinkles from Ever Beginning

When it comes to Monroe BOTOX treatments at Union Oral Surgery, the million-dollar question is whether or not BOTOX can stop wrinkles before they start. And overwhelmingly, doctors such as the ones at Monroe’s Union Oral Surgery are recognizing that yes, BOTOX can stop wrinkles from ever developing. Because the solution paralyzes muscles so that they don’t form creases, early treatment with BOTOX in your 20s and early 30s can prevent typical wrinkles from ever appearing. This is especially true if you have a family history of certain wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and elevens, the wrinkles that develop between your eyebrows.

If BOTOX Can Stop Wrinkles from Ever Developing, When Should You Start Treatment?

In Monroe, the doctors and estheticians of Union Oral Surgery are noticing that BOTOX patients are becoming younger and younger. While historically BOTOX was recommended for Monroe men and women in their 40s and 50s, people in their 20s and early 30s are now coming to Monroe’s Union Oral Surgery for preventative BOTOX treatment. And while each BOTOX treatment is temporary – lasting only about 3 to 6 months – repeat Monroe patients are testifying to the fact that they need fewer and fewer BOTOX treatments over time to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Learning More About BOTOX

If you are a Monroe resident who is curious about BOTOX, we recommend that you visit the doctors and estheticians at Union Oral Surgery to discuss your treatment options. During a consultation, the cosmetically trained staff at Union Oral Surgery will be able to perform a facial evaluation and explain to you where BOTOX injections may be most beneficial on your face, and come up with a personalized treatment plan for you.

To schedule an appointment to learn more about BOTOX, or to get BOTOX injections, call our Monroe offices today at (704) 291-7333.