Is Preventative Botox Worth It?

You know that Botox camouflages fine lines and wrinkles, but what about using it preventatively? The trend of preventative Botox has been growing. Since 2010, there’s been a 28 percent increase of preventative treatments among those aged 20 to 29. Here’s everything you need to know about preventative Botox injections to decide if they’re right for you.

What is Preventative Botox?

Botox injections minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Premature injections of Botox claim to prevent or delay wrinkles from forming, maintaining a smooth appearance of facial skin. The ideal time to do preventative Botox injections is when you see faint lines on the skin, but they have not yet deepened into wrinkles.

Botox injections are safe, so long as they are done by a trained provider. While there are day spas that offer Botox injections, we recommend that you visit a provider with a medical background, such as our Tampa dentist office. Since our dentist has a highly advanced understanding of the muscles and bones in the facial region, we are easily able to produce the results you desire with Botox injections.

Why Try Preventative Botox?

Fans of preventative Botox view the injections like any other preventative treatment: It is easier and cheaper to delay or prevent a negative outcome than to react to something once it’s happened. If you have a very expressive face, and you see a lot of wrinkles when you laugh or smile, those will set in one day.

Preventative Botox can keep your face smooth to delay the onset of those wrinkles. It’s best recommended for fine lines which have not deepened; if you have deeper wrinkles, another cosmetic treatment may give you better results. It’s worth noting that Botox won’t actually prevent you from developing wrinkles. Instead it is meant to hide the wrinkles. The wrinkles will still develop underneath the Botox injections, but they will not be visible since Botox freezes the muscle tissue.

Botox is not covered by insurers when it’s done for cosmetic reasons, so it is an out of pocket expense – and one that will cost anywhere from $300 to $600 per injection, depending on where you get the work done. The procedure is quick (it can take as little as ten minutes) and you can even get it done on your lunch hour and go back to work right after, since there are no negative side effects.

Since there are no hidden costs to getting Botox injections done and it maintains a youthful appearance, it seems worth it to invest in Botox if you can afford treatments, which last anywhere from three to six months. Once you start getting Botox, it’s best to keep up with treatments because your wrinkles will show if you take a break from regular injections.

Weninger Dentistry is happy to perform Botox injections for you. To talk about your desired results with preventative Botox, set up a consultation by calling our Tampa dentist office at 813-501-6864.