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Botox As a Preventive Measure for Antiaging

I'm young and am very concerned about aging. I've read that Botox can be used as a preventive measure, but couldn't find a lot of information about it. Can botox actually prevent wrinkles? If it can, when would be a good time to start? Would I need as much of it as someone who has already developed wrinkles? I want to prevent aging as much as I can (I'm already using sunscreen) but I dont want to be throwing away thousands of dollars by starting too early.

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When to start Botox

Botox is being used as a preventative treatment for wrinkles. The question of when to start is more complicated. It depends really a bit on your facial structure and your predisposition for wrinkling. Many of my patients wait for the first signs of wrinkles to occur before treatment. The skin typically has enough elasticity that waiting until identification of problem areas will not prevent complete correction. I hope this helps.

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