By now you’ve probably crafted and assembled a fully-encompassing skin care regimen based off of advice from your friends and family, your doctors, celebrity recommended products, and items suggested by the staff at your regular skin care store. But one of the biggest emerging trends in skin care isn’t treatment, but prevention. Men and women of all ages are opting to take preventive measures to hold off signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, redness, and dryness as opposed to tackling them after they’ve already appeared.
One way many people are heading off these signs of aging is with dermal injectables like Botox. Botox, along with other brand names like Dysport, and Xeomin are formulations of injectable botulinum neurotoxin that work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that surround the injection site, effectively removing and reducing wrinkles that are already there, or increasingly commonly preventing them from forming at all.
The length of time that Botox lasts varies per patient, but on average the typical length is between three and five months. Speak with your doctor about the amount of Botox you’ll need to achieve the look you want as well as the ideal placement.