A young woman getting preventative botulinum toxin (Dysport) injections

What are Preventative Botulinum Toxin Injections?

Botulinum toxin injections work by selectively blocking nerve signals to muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. This treatment is commonly called Botox, although this is actually one brand name, and not all botulinum toxin injections are Botox. At our clinic, we use the brand Dysport.

The most common use for botulinum toxin injections is to treat wrinkles that you already have. However, more and more people are embracing the benefits of preventative Botox/Dysport injections. Getting treatment with botulinum toxin before you develop noticeable wrinkles can stop them from forming in the first place and keep you looking younger for longer.

When To Start Preventative Dysport

The best time to start preventative botulinum toxin injections is when you have started to notice some fine lines, but no deep wrinkles. If you start when there are absolutely no fine lines, the Dysport is less likely to have an effect.

In general, the patients who can benefit the most from preventative botulinum toxin injections are in their mid-to-late 20s or early 30s.

How Do Preventative Botulinum Toxin Injections Work?

Preventative Dysport injections retrain your muscles over time. If you frequently make the sort of facial expressions that accelerate wrinkling, botulinum toxin injections will reduce the creasing that results from this.

Can You Still Move Your Face Naturally?

One concern that many patients have about botulinum toxin injections is whether it will inhibit natural facial expressions. The good news is that properly administered injections allow you to move your face naturally. They prevent intense scrunching, but you can still smile, raise your eyebrows, or make other faces as you normally would.

This is one reason why it’s so important to see a trained professional for Dysport injections. If the injections are placed in the wrong area, they won’t have the intended result. At Hess and Sandeen, Dysport injections are administered by our experienced surgeons.

Is Preventative Dysport Necessary?

With so many social media influencers and celebrities espousing the benefits of preventative botulinum toxin treatment, you may be wondering whether it is really necessary for maintaining a youthful appearance. The answer is that, like other types of cosmetic treatment, the decision to get botulinum toxin injections (or not) is a personal one. It’s a great tool to prevent the visible appearance of aging, but it isn’t the only way to do so.

To prevent wrinkles from forming without using injectables, be sure to wear sunscreen. Sun exposure is one of the biggest causes of premature aging, not to mention the increased risk of skin cancer. Another tip for preserving your skin’s youthful appearance is to follow a skin care routine and moisturize regularly.

If you take these steps and are still self-conscious about fine lines forming, preventative Dysport is another option to prevent aging. Our surgeons can discuss whether treatment would be beneficial for your particular needs and goals.

Dysport Injections in Tucson

At Hess and Sandeen, we offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures, including non-surgical options like Dysport injections. We can help you look and feel your best.

If you are interested in preventative botulinum toxin injections, contact us today.