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Can Botox Prevent Wrinkles?

Alberta Plastic Surgery Dr. Adil Ladak Can Botox Prevent Wrinkles?
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  • December 08, 2017

Instead of simply turning back the clock, Botox is now being seen as a way to prevent it from starting in the first place. Learn whether its popularity is deserved, as well as the most effective ways to add this anti-aging injectable into your regimen. 

Now more than ever, people are taking a preventive approach to health and beauty. No longer satisfied to wait until wrinkles occur to address signs of ageing, women and men alike are adding preventive care to their regimen. For our clients in Edmonton, Botox has been one of the most popular wrinkle-eliminating treatments for decades. 

This nonsurgical injectable has also seen a rise in popularity because it’s being touted as a wrinkle-preventing injectable. 
Botox and Wrinkle Treatment: How It Works

Botox, as well as other injectables like xeomin and dysport, is a neuromodulator. When used to “erase” existing wrinkles, they act by preventing the muscles from fully acting, which stops the action that creases  the skin. 

At our clinic in Edmonton, botox is primarily used on dynamic wrinkles, which include: 

  • Lines around the side of your mouth 
  • Horizontal lines across the forehead
  • Crow’s feet
  • Wrinkles on the side of your nose 

However, it’s important to note that the treatment needs to be repeated at regular intervals (every 3-4months) in order to experience its full effects.


Is Botox Effective As An Anti-Ageing Skin Treatment?

It is possible that Botox can prevent future-wrinkling, however it’s important to note that there are some limitations to this treatment.

If you are considering a Botox treatment in your 20s or 30s, you should remember that

  • Wrinkles can still form when the treatment is discontinued (meaning that you will have to invest in injectable procedures for decades).
  • It’s difficult to tell how much of an individual’s appearance after the treatments was due to the preventive effects of Botox and how much was due to other factors such as genetics, skin care regimen, and diet. 

Our Tip: Because of this, it’s best to make sure that your unique case is analyzed by a professional. If you’re considering botox, reviews of doctors and recommendations from your dermatologist can help you find the best clinic in Edmonton for your needs.

Am I The Right Age?


Injectables Are Just One Part of Anti-Aging Treatment

While Botox does have many benefits and can help certain patients delay the visible effects of ageing, the other thing that is important to keep in mind is the fact that facial movement is just part of what causes visible signs of ageing.

Other causes include:

  • Sun damage
  • Smoking
  • Poor diet
  • Stress

While Botox and tissue fillers can play a key role in rejuvenation, it’s important not to neglect other parts of your skin health regimen. 


Contact Our Edmonton Botox Specialists Today

A consultation with our team can help you determine which anti-ageing option is the best one for you, and what treatments can enhance your results. Contact our Edmonton plastic surgery team at 780-407-6691 or use our online contact form.

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