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Is Botox an Anti-Aging Tool?

BOTOX® Injection Guilford CT When it comes to anti-aging products, it can seem like you have a lot of tools in your toolbox. And although there are a variety of skin care products that you can use to help restore collagen in your skin and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles including skin care products that contain ingredients like retinol,  did you know that Botox can be considered an anti-aging tool as well? Let’s take a closer look.

How Does Botox Work As a Preventative Tool?

The more your face makes certain movements that creates wrinkles (smiling, frowning, sneezing, chewing) the more likely you are to get wrinkles. Botox works on a unique level and helps prevent your facial muscles from making certain movements which many doctors believe make it an anti-aging tool. Look at it this way: if you make a lot of facial movements on your forehead when you talk, this could lead to more forehead wrinkles. But when you get Botox injections, your facial muscles are temporarily unable to move which helps prevent against the wrinkles getting worse later on down the line.

When Should I Start Getting Botox?

Many doctors would agree that most patients in their twenties shouldn’t get Botox because they simply don’t need it yet. However, once you reach your thirties or start showing small signs of aging such as a few creases around your eyes, smile lines on your nose, or fine lines on your forehead, then you may need to start getting it. During your initial consultation with Dr. Gary J. Price, he will be able to better determine if you are a suitable candidate for Botox or if you should wait a little bit longer.

There’s a common misconception that Botox is only used as a way to help middle-aged women get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. But, Botox can actually be used as an anti-aging tool for both men and women as young as in their late twenties to early thirties depending on the patient.

If you want to learn more about Botox and whether or not you should consider it, schedule a consultation at our Guilford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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