What is Preventative Botox?

The anti-aging beauty industry was worth an estimated $52.5B in 2020, and is only going up. The United States accounts for more than a quarter of that amount. Much of the focus of the current anti-aging market is minimizing the appearance of existing wrinkles, but what if there was a treatment that could prevent wrinkles entirely instead of just hiding them?

Well, preventative Botox is that miracle treatment. Preventative Botox has taken the 30-40 age range by storm, promising to stop time in its tracks by relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles to form. This treatment is administered in the same way as standard Botox. Remember, you should only receive Botox treatments from trained professionals.

First, the lines in your face will be assessed to determine where you would benefit the most from the preventative Botox injections. Common treatment areas are between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and on the forehead. The clinician will inject the Botox toxin into the identified problem areas to prevent your facial muscles from folding and creasing the skin during everyday facial expressions. This is how preventative Botox stops wrinkles before they start.

Preventative Botox is not recommended for everyone. Let your clinician know if you have:

  • Keloid scarring
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Allergies to any of Botox’s ingredients
  • Body dysmorphic disorder

After-care for preventative Botox treatments is minimal. Patients should stay upright for at least four hours to allow the injections to distribute evenly. 

Preventative Botox has few side effects. Patients typically have no recovery downtime and can immediately return to their normal daily activities. However, some people may experience:

  • Headache
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Dry eyes
  • Swelling or bruising at the injection site

Rarely, patients may experience more severe side effects. Contact your clinician or doctor immediately if you have:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Double vision
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Rash or hives at the injection site
  • Freezing or locking up of the facial muscles

Par for the course with any medical procedure, you’ll want to make sure a trained professional is administering these injections. Find qualified Botox administration professionals using Regenerative Medicine Now’s search feature. If you are a practitioner or clinic that administers preventative Botox, claim your free profile on our site to connect with patients looking for your services.

Mira Swave, MD

Contributor at Regenerative Medicine Now

Mira Swave, M.D. is a specialist in the field of Regenerative Medicine.
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