This is a common question I get during consultations and through our social media channels. If you are looking to correct a line or wrinkle that has already formed, then my answer is generally “now”. Once the crease has settled into the skin, it can be tricky to get complete correction with Botox alone.
Remember: Prevention is always better than cure.
I’ve seen a huge increase in the amount of clients coming in requesting preventative Botox. These clients will typically have very expressive faces, with early onset lines forming. Or they might say that a family member has deep lines, and they see the same pattern happening in their own skin. Genetics play a big role in our skin and facial expression.
So what is the difference between preventative Botox and regular Botox?
Preventative Botox mostly suggests treating lines and wrinkles when they are just in their beginning stages, so that we can usually stop them from forming at all. Sometimes, light doses may be used, or fewer areas may be treated.
Along with preventative Botox, preventative skincare is just as important. Use SPF daily to prevent collagen breakdown, as well as antioxidants to feed and nourish the skin, and retinol to encourage healthy cell turnover.
The best way to find out if Botox is the right treatment for you, is to come in for a complimentary cosmetic consultation! I’d love to sit down together and discuss your goals. That way you will be totally prepared when you do come in for the procedure, which takes about 15 minutes.