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Here's Why Getting Botox While You're Still Young Is A Great Idea

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Many people seem to think that getting any kind of cosmetic improvements to your appearance--especially those related to aging--isn't best done while you're young. However, when it comes to Botox, that couldn't be further from the truth. While Botox can have a big impact on wrinkles and other signs of aging at any age, here's why getting it done at a younger age has an even bigger impact.

"Fixing" Wrinkles

The biggest problem with getting any kind of wrinkle care after you have wrinkles is that there's really no fixing them.

Wrinkles can have their appearance improved by smoothing the skin, smoothing the muscles underneath the skin (like what's possible with Botox), and by using fillers to help plump the skin back up to its old appearance. However, these techniques don't remove the wrinkles; they simply make them less noticeable.

This is because once you have wrinkles, your skin is already damaged. Wrinkles form from muscle overuse and collagen becoming thinner, in part due to that muscle activity. Once the wrinkles are formed, the skin's damage can't be reversed and can only be mitigated with these techniques.

Preventing Wrinkles

The good news is, you're not doomed to get wrinkles if you act while you're still young. While getting Botox after wrinkles can vastly improve your appearance, getting them before you ever have wrinkles can keep them from forming in the first place.

This is possible because Botox helps to reduce the amount of movement of your facial muscles wherever it's applied. This reduces the number of times your facial muscles twitch and move that you may not even be aware of in your day-to-day activities. The less those muscles tense and contract, the less damage your skin will be exposed to, and your skin will stay healthy and firm for much longer.

What to Expect

Getting Botox is a fairly easy process and one that you can expect to walk away from and get back to your daily life immediately.

Patients typically visit a dermatologist when they're interested in Botox. The two of you will discuss your goals, talk about any problem areas, and discuss the treatment. If you agree to the process, you can typically get your Botox completed in one visit.

Botox is injected under the skin into muscle tissue after your skin has been thoroughly cleansed and disinfected. This reduces the risk of infection. Your dermatologist will numb the area as well, so you shouldn't feel any significant discomfort.

Once the Botox is injected, it will begin to take effect immediately. You can go back to work, school, or home knowing that your skin will be resilient to wrinkles and that you'll be looking great well into older age. For more information and tips, contact your local botox treatment services today.