Preventative Botox is a Real Thing — Here’s What You Need to Know

Preventative Botox is a Real Thing — Here’s What You Need to Know



The phrase “Preventative Botox” is no oxymoron. 

Although many people think of Botox as a wrinkle- and line-softening treatment for men and women in their 30s and beyond, the truth of the matter is Botox can be an incredibly useful treatment for those in their 20s, as well. 

The key to understanding how Botox can be used preventatively is understanding exactly what Botox does in the first place. Let’s break it down:

  • Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves that tell facial muscles to contract.
  • By inhibiting the movement of these muscles, Botox can be a useful tool for preventing these wrinkles from forming — resulting in smoother and more youthful skin.

  • But that’s not all: Botox treatments can also train the face to slow down muscle movement, which helps to delay the aging process. 

Because wrinkles are formed through repetitive movement, early Botox injections can stop them in their tracks — which is especially important for people with expressive faces. Slowing down the use of these muscles early will help prevent deep lines from developing, which become more ingrained over time (and thus, more difficult to treat). 



Think of preventative Botox as the first block in building the foundation for smooth skin. Then, small treatments and maintenance over time will result in more natural, long-term results.

The bottom line? In conjunction with the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen and anti-aging products, preventative Botox injections are a major step in delaying early signs of aging. And that’s something we can all get behind!

Wondering if you’re a good candidate for preventative Botox? Contact us today for a personalized consultation with one of our talented A360 Aesthetic Nurse Specialists.

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