Are you noticing frown lines, crow’s feet, or unwanted wrinkles? There’s a cosmetic treatment that can help meet your appearance goals. Preventive Botox can do more than provide you with a healthier glow; it helps to manage moods and boost your health in other ways. 


Discover below why you should consider Botox, even if you don’t think you need it.


Preventive Botox

Preventive Botox are injections that prevent wrinkles before any facial lines are visible. Botox maintains a reputation for over 20 years as a solution for the visible signs of aging on your skin.


Botox targets the muscles of facial expression. The most common cause of wrinkles is from repetitive movements of those muscles. Botox blocks the nerve signals’ facial muscles, which minimizes the appearance and formation of wrinkles. 


The most popular areas to receive Botox for the cosmetic treatment are in the lines between your eyebrows, around your eyes and the area above your forehead where your brow “furrows.” 



While we know that Botox treats facial wrinkles, it is also shown to be a form of treatment for depression. According to investigators at the Hannover Medical School in Germany, treating facial muscles with Botox eases symptoms of depression. 


How is this? Well, our emotions are expressed by facial muscles. In turn, feedback sends signals to the brain and reinforces your emotions. Patients treated for frown lines in the area above the nose and between the eyebrow are proven to have positive effects on mood. 


Additionally, Botox minimizes the shaking with multiple sclerosis (MS). Research demonstrates that Botox can ease hand and arm tremors.


Amongst mood and bodily shakes, Botox treats the following according to the Canadian Skin Care Guide:

  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Mouth frown
  • Dimpled chin 
  • Crossed eyes
  • Eye and facial spasms
  • Wryneck
  • Foot deformity
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweat)
  • Back pain
  • Migraine and tension headaches



People in their mid-to-late 20s to early 30s are great candidates for preventive Botox. Many medical professionals recommend receiving Botox when visible lines of wrinkles are seen when your face is relaxed. 


To protect your health and get your desired results, you should see a licensed medical professional with experience in these cosmetic procedures. Injecting Botox may look easy, but for the procedure to be completed safely requires in-depth medical knowledge of how the body works.



Your appointment can last from 10 to 30 minutes. If you prioritize your skincare routine and utilize preventive wrinkle creams, preventive Botox can save you money in the long run.


During this procedure, your medical professional will use a thin needle to inject Botox into the targeted area. The number of injections is based on the size of the area being treated. You can go back to your daily activities after having this procedure.


Patients are encouraged to:

  • Avoid touching the treated area
  • Not participate in vigorous exercise for 24 hours
  • Sit or stand in an upright position for at least six hours


Results can last between three to four months. We recommend scheduling follow-up injections to maintain your results. 



Botox is considered safe as long as a trained provider administers it. Common side effects include, but aren’t limited to: 

  • Headaches
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Dry eyes 
  • Swelling or bruising at the site of injection


In rare instances, Botox side effects can result in a medical emergency. These symptoms and side effects include: 

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Double vision
  • Lack of bladder control
  • Hives as the site of injection


Additionally, with preventive Botox, you risk “frozen” facial expressions, which results from the procedure’s muscle-relaxing effects. If you don’t have any wrinkles, to begin with, you might want to weigh the side effects and outcomes of Botox carefully. Make sure to speak with your medical professional before receiving the treatment to verify this treatment is best for you. 



If you have questions about preventive Botox, don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable staff today. Our goal with the cosmetic and dental procedures are to make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. We are here to offer you and your family a state-of-the-art dental office with a spa-like atmosphere. 


Give us a call at 304-594-2200.