If you’ve been considering injectable treatments, then Botox® is one treatment option to know about. This extremely popular, non-surgical option can effectively smooth wrinkles and lines. Everyone’s circumstances are different, though, so it can be difficult to determine the best time to get Botox. Here’s a quick guide to this non-surgical alternative.

For lines and wrinkles

There are a lot of different factors that cause lines and wrinkles to develop, so they can occur at very different rates for everyone. This can include things like sun damage, genetics, and skincare habits. Neuromodulators (and Botox alternatives like Dysport®) specifically addresses lines and wrinkles formed by muscle movements over a lifetime. Although your plastic surgeon is the best authority on timing, it’s generally better to get Botox sooner rather than later because of what it can realistically achieve. After a certain point, you’ll need to consider a plastic surgery procedure like an endoscopic facelift to get best results.

For wrinkle prevention

Although Botox is conventionally used to reverse the signs of aging, more young patients are opting for Botox treatments as a preventative measure against lines and wrinkles formed by movement. It will likely need to be determined in the future by experts whether this is effective or not, so you should be sure to talk to your board-certified plastic surgeon about your options. It’s important not to opt for Botox treatments too early since your body can become resistant to its effects. You should also consider additional preventative skincare treatments at the same time as Botox for best results.

Botox Alternatives

Botox isn’t for everyone. There are some other treatment options that can help you get great results. Other injectable options like dermal fillers can help to temporarily restore volume and fill in wrinkles. Dr. Prysi offers options like the Restylane® and Juvéderm® families which have specific, cross-linked formulations for your specific treatment areas. Additionally, medical-grade skincare treatments like chemical peels or Sciton® laser skin rejuvenation can help exfoliate away dead skin cells and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re looking to reduce wrinkles and put your best face forward, then Botox can help. Your first step in an age-defying treatment plan is a consultation with Dr. Prysi and our skincare experts who can recommend the best options for you with Botox. To schedule a consultation at our Naples office, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.