It’s becoming increasingly common for people to undertake minor cosmetic interventions to deal with the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, the most common being the administration of Botox injections. This is simply a neuromodulator, which prevents the use of those small sections of muscle into which it has been injected, allowing the face time to recover from overuse. While it is most likely to be requested by those in their mid-thirties and older, the incidence of younger people, in their late twenties or around thirty, deciding to undergo the same treatment as a preventative measure is on the rise.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Although the success rate of Botox in eliminating or reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles is impressive, many people would prefer to prevent the appearance of such problematic areas in the first place. A specialist can determine from observation those facial muscles a person is overusing and which, therefore, are likely to lead to wrinkles. For example, if someone is in the habit of frowning, they may be at risk of developing deep furrows between their brows as their skin ages and loses its elasticity. In a young person, these furrows may only be present for the duration of the frown, but over time they will become entrenched and visible, even while the face is at rest.
A Simple Process
In the hands of an expert, the procedure is very straightforward. The offending muscles are identified by watching the client move their face, and the areas most likely to cause wrinkling are marked for accuracy. By injecting the neuromodulator into the muscles which need to rest, they are rendered incapable of movement, preventing them from causing the skin above them to wrinkle and removing any minor lines which have already appeared. The process leaves adjoining and opposing muscles capable of moving, allowing them to develop more and bringing balance to the face.
As in so many areas of health and beauty these days, the emphasis in cosmetic procedures has moved from correction to prevention, and averting the development of lines and wrinkles is one of the main success stories. No longer is it necessary for anyone to wait until they are unhappy with their appearance before seeking out a remedy. By using preventative Botox, taking action before the damage is done, the development of lines, furrows and wrinkles can be postponed for a considerable period.