May 25, 2017

Preventative Botox – Actually helpful or just a fad?

Preventative Botox – Actually helpful or just a fad?

Is preventative Botox nothing more than a craze? Read on to find out..

First, let’s get one thing out of the way. What is Botox? Well, it is a drug prepared from botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles.


The term Botox has been floating around for quite sometime now. And everyone has their own opinion on it. A new term that’s been in vogue in the recent times, however, is ‘preventative Botox’. The simplest definition of preventative Botox would be, using Botox injection as a preventive method even before wrinkles and lines start appearing. Getting Botox done in your 20’s or 30’s, is something most of us don’t even consider. In our mind’s we only need to start worrying about it once we hit the big four-zero! But, according to a lot of plastic surgeons getting Botox injections before wrinkles actually start showing is the smart way to go as it prevents deep set lines to form.

So the question of the hour is: Is getting Botox done in your 20’s and 30’s really worth it or is it just a hype? I mean there’s nothing wrong in taking preventive measures. We do apply sunscreen to protect ourselves from the harmful UV rays or get vaccinated to make ourselves immune to certain diseases, don’t we! Then why all this skepticism around taking preventive steps before your wrinkles actually set in.

Botox is FDA-approved for people who are 18 and older, and according to doctors around the world the number of people getting Botox done in their 20’s, are increasing.

You all must be wondering why would people in their 20’s and 30’s who clearly have perfect skin want to take Botox injections? Now hypothetically speaking, suppose you have a habit of scrunching up your forehead. Obviously, with time as you grow old- lines will start forming in that part of your face. If you apply Botox injection there, not only would it become impossible to scrunch your forehead up thereby stopping the wrinkles from forming in the first place, but you will also get out of the habit of furrowing and say after a time your Botox starts wearing off, the chances of you actually scrunching a lot becomes very less. Can’t see what’s wrong with that. As the old saying goes ‘prevention is better than cure’, I don’t see why we can’t apply this same logic even with Botox.

By technically slowing down aging, preventative Botox makes patients feel younger, longer than those who don’t get it done. Even though it is technically a preventive measure, there is no denying that it can greatly lessen the need for Botox at an older age or other cosmetic surgeries and treatments.