Should I get Preventative Botox?

May 17, 2023
Should I get Preventative Botox?

At Sisu Clinic, many of our patients come to us with concerns about ageing and what the natural process of getting older might do to their skin, their appearance, and their sense of confidence. Luckily, there are treatments designed to make this process (and your skin!) much smoother. 

One such treatment is Preventative Botox. Preventative Botox works to prevent rather than correct. It essentially teaches your skin how to age in a way that slows the effects of ageing, stopping or diminishing the production of fine lines, creases, and wrinkles on your face and neck. It’s a simple, noninvasive treatment with little to no side effects. 

Could preventative botox be a customised skincare solution for you? Read on to find out.

What is Botox?

Let’s take a step back for a moment and look at Botox in general. Botox is one of Sisu Clinic’s most popular treatments for a reason. Not only is it a quick treatment that you can get on your lunch break, but it can provide a variety of benefits as well. Botox can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, prevent future aging, combat migraines and excessive sweating, halt teeth grinding, diminish gummy smiles, and much more. Essentially, when administered correctly under the direction of a trained medical professional, Botox is a safe and true problem solver for the human body.

How does Botox work?

Botox is one of our favorite treatments at Sisu Clinic because it is quick and noninvasive with little to no side effects. Botox uses a substance called botulinum toxin to temporarily relax the muscles on your forehead, around the eyes, and in other targeted areas. When injected into the targeted area, Botox blocks the neurotransmitters that communicate with your muscles to produce movement, which in turn keeps your muscles from contracting. This slows the muscles and ultimately prevents fine lines and wrinkles from forming. 

After treatment, side effects are generally minimal. Temporary side effects may include pain, swelling, and bruising where the treatment was performed, as well as headaches and flu-like systems, but most of these disappear within 24 hours. Your provider at Sisu Clinic will discuss all risks and complications with you during your consultation.

Why get preventative Botox?

We get it. You’re probably asking yourself: Is preventative botox even real? Can a noninvasive treatment like botox really work proactively to prevent fine lines and wrinkles? To put it simply, yes!

The philosophy behind preventative Botox is to essentially teach your muscles to slow over time and contract less before they begin to form fine lines. 

This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll never get wrinkles. As you get older, your skin will ultimately age too (that’s part of being human, after all!) but preventative botox treatments work to postpone or slow your skin’s ageing process. Preventative botox keeps your skin looking fresher, firmer, and smoother for longer. It’s a personal care must that keeps its promise!

In what areas can I get preventative Botox?

Preventative botox works mainly to prevent or reduce wrinkles in the forehead and between or around the eyes to stave off creases or wrinkles also known as crow’s feet. These are the areas in your face with the greatest amount of movement and are therefore where wrinkles are most likely to form over time. 

Ultimately, it’s impossible to eliminate the possibility of wrinkles entirely, as it is second nature for your face to move, form expressions, and react. Ultimately, your skin will age and begin to lose its elasticity. Preventative botox simply staves off that process in the areas most susceptible to movement and expression. It helps your skin to maintain its smooth texture in a gradual and natural-looking way.

Does preventative Botox work?

In short, yes, it does! Recent studies that have tested the effectiveness of botox treatments in a preventative capacity.

For instance, a study published in 2019, found that the results of botox were safe, beginning to show 24 hours to 2 weeks after treatment and lasting for 3 to 6 months.

In 2022, the New York Times spoke with over a dozen medical professionals about the efficacy of preventative botox, all of whom said it is effective in slowing the effects of ageing. Many of them even pointed to their own smooth foreheads as proof!

Check out these preventative botox before and after pictures for a closer look at the incredible effects of this long-term treatment for some of our patients at Sisu Clinic.

Can preventative Botox ruin my face?

Are you hesitating to get preventative Botox out of fear that it will ruin your face or give it a “frozen” or unnatural look? Worry not! When administered correctly by a trained medical professional, Botox treatments will not damage or ruin your appearance. The stereotypical “frozen” look that many mistakenly attribute to botox is actually the result of too much Botox being administered. 

When administered correctly, Botox is a great, nuanced option to slow down the ageing process by minimising fine lines and wrinkles and preventing future wrinkles from forming. It is important to go to a reputable clinic for your preventative botox treatments. At Sisu Clinic, our medical doctors have years of training and experience working with botox, which gives them the expertise to give their patients noticeable–yet natural looking–results. 

How often should I get preventative botox?

Botox injections typically last around 3 months, especially in patients who are just starting out. The results may vary depending on your body’s unique activity levels and metabolism, however, generally, results will begin to show about 14 days after treatment. 

Eventually, your body will become used to the treatment, meaning that the more botox treatments you receive throughout your life, the fewer treatments you may need moving forward. Our doctors typically recommend coming in for botox appointments every 3 to 4 months to maximise the long term benefits of your preventative botox treatments. Your doctor will discuss a customised long term treatment plan with you during your free consultation.

How much is preventative botox?

The price of botox can vary depending on your customised treatment, which varies depending on your desired results.

At Sisu Clinic, we measure success in smiles, not milliliters. That’s why every treatment is personalised to suit your needs and will be based on an in-depth discussion between you and our medical practitioner. There are no surprises and no cost-per-unit.

Typically, our pricing for preventative botox looks something like this:

1 Area: $400

2 Areas: $550

3 Areas: $750

4 Areas: $850

Areas are defined as parts of the face. Your provider will work closely with you during your free consultation to determine the number of areas needed to achieve your desired results.

Find preventative botox near me.

Ready to look ahead and start your search for preventative botox near you? We can help with that!

Sisu Clinic is an advanced doctor-led aesthetic clinic that offers the most innovative non-invasive treatments like preventative botox. Our aesthetic doctors are highly trained experts in botox and can guarantee you get the best results from your treatment.

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