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Preventive Botox: Too Much Too Soon, Too Little Too Late?

Houston Cosmetic SurgeonBOTOX® injections can help your skin look younger and more attractive. Starting BOTOX® too early or too late can reduce the desirable results over the course of time. Your Houston cosmetic surgeon can guide you on timing and strategies for achieving a new and younger look.

Options in Preventive BOTOX®

In some cases, preventive BOTOX® treatments can be used as a proactive approach to wrinkles and aging. Women in their 20s have elected to undergo these procedures often in conjunction with breast implants, liposuction or other treatments. BOTOX® treatments are not without risks. These treatments could eventually increase the appearance of age especially if routinely done at a relatively young age.

How BOTOX® Works

BOTOX® injections contain a small dose of a toxin produced by the bacterium clostridium botulinum. In small amounts, this toxin stops nerve signals from triggering muscle contractions. This can produce a deep relaxation that can smooth out wrinkles and reduce the visible signs of aging.

Risks of Repeated BOTOX® Treatments

BOTOX® works by relaxing muscles in the area of the injections. This can lead to reduced muscle tone and flattening of muscles that can become worse over time. Repeated treatments at a young age can reduce the effectiveness of later injections.

Alternatives to BOTOX®

Your Houston cosmetic surgeon can provide you with a wide range of recommendations and options that can reduce your need for BOTOX® treatments.

  • Dermal fillers are a good way to increase volume around eyes. Fillers also reduce the appearance of acne scars for both men and women.
  • Lip fillers can be used to smooth out small lines around your mouth and to provide a more youthful look for your entire face.
  • Consistent application of high-SPF sunscreen is essential to prevent sun damage and premature aging.
  • If you want a more dramatic change, discuss face lift options with your Houston cosmetic surgeon. This will allow you to look younger even if you have had multiple treatments of BOTOX® in the past.

At Capriotti Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, we provide our patients with the latest Houston breast lift procedures, liposuction, tummy tucks, BOTOX® treatments and other options. We are committed to achieving the most beautiful results for you and helping you look and feel your very best every day. Call our office at 713-674-7201 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Capriotti. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

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