BOTOX® for Wrinkle Prevention

Are you one of the 11 million people that enjoy the benefits of BOTOX® every year? If you are, then you know that BOTOX® can turn that frown upside down as well as give you a more relaxed, well-rested look. But, did you know that BOTOX® is excellent for wrinkle prevention? We are routinely finding that more patients (both men and women) are seeking consultation to discuss BOTOX® for prevention of lines and wrinkles, rather than waiting for the lines to get to that “point of no return.”

Wrinkles gradually progress with age, stress, and sun exposure. If you have wrinkles and lines, even mildly, at a younger age, the early use of BOTOX® will be preventative in nature to stop the progression of the wrinkles. Continued daily stress leads to dermal atrophy and breakdown of the integrity of the dermis (wrinkles) and BOTOX® decreases this stress on the skin. This is why it is best to start BOTOX® before the wrinkles develop.

A huge misconception is that BOTOX® needs to be repeated every 3-4 months. This is often a matter of personal preference and not a necessity. We encourage patients to think of it as “buying yourself time.” Even if your schedule and budget will only allow for BOTOX® 1-2 times a year, you are helping yourself stave off the aging process. In the months following your BOTOX® treatment you will not be making the expressions that caused the lines to deepen, therefore you are slowing the break down of collagen. It is also the perfect time to take advantage of topical anti-aging tools (SkinMedica’s TNS® products are an excellent example). These will help stimulate collagen in those areas and fill the lines in.

Visit for more information about BOTOX® promotions available at Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar or call our office at 858-350-SKIN (7546) to schedule your consultation today!

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