The Rising Popularity of Preventative Botox
Preventative Botox is becoming exceedingly popular among Millennials, i.e. men and women born after 1980. It involves the use of injectable Botox treatments to stop excessive facial muscle movements. As a result, preventative Botox treatments reduce the risk of wrinkles and other visible signs of aging in the face.
With preventative Botox treatments, people in their 20s and 30s can take a proactive approach to stop wrinkles and other facial blemishes before they develop. Yet preventative Botox – like most facial rejuvenation treatments – offers no guarantees. Thus, even if Millennials receive regular Botox injections, they may still be susceptible to crow’s feet, frown lines and other facial blemishes.
For those who want to use preventative Botox treatments to minimize the risk of facial flaws, it is important to work with an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Together, an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and his or her patient can develop a safe, effective plan to address facial blemishes both now and in the future. Perhaps best of all, an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon will tailor a preventative Botox treatment plan to a patient’s needs, ensuring he or she can achieve the optimal results.
Why Should You Choose Dr. Azizzadeh for Preventative Botox?
Although preventative Botox is generating interest from many Millennials, it won’t necessarily help all individuals combat the visible signs of aging in the face. In some instances, individuals may benefit from Botox treatments to address facial blemishes. Or, in other cases, a combination of Botox and other non-surgical or surgical facial rejuvenation treatments may be ideal.
At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh takes a personalized approach to preventative Botox and other facial rejuvenation treatments. Dr. Azizzadeh’s goal is to help a patient achieve a balanced, natural-looking and youthful facial appearance. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Azizzadeh works closely with a patient, develops a custom treatment plan and implements this strategy over time. That way, Dr. Azizzadeh helps a patient limit the risk of facial blemishes that otherwise affect his or her facial appearance.
Thanks to Dr. Azizzadeh, an individual can determine if Botox is the right choice based on his or her facial rejuvenation treatment goals. Dr. Azizzadeh first meets with a patient and performs a comprehensive evaluation prior to administering treatment. He learns about a patient, understands his or her treatment goals and plans accordingly. By doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh enables a patient to receive a personalized facial rejuvenation treatment.
If Dr. Azizzadeh determines Botox is the best course of action for a patient, he will next explain how Botox treatments work. Dr. Azizzadeh describes what a patient should expect during a typical Botox treatment, how long a Botox procedure takes and when he or she will start to see treatment results. He responds to a patient’s Botox concerns and questions to help him or her make an informed treatment decision, too.
Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh offers post-treatment guidelines to Botox patients. The side effects of a Botox treatment vary based on the patient and may last up to one week following a procedure. Common Botox side effects include:
- Stinging: May occur at the injection site for about 10 to 15 minutes after treatment.
- Swelling: May occur at the injection site and linger for a few days after treatment.
- Redness: May occur at the injection site; generally, makeup can be applied to minimize redness after treatment.
Dr. Azizzadeh also provides skin care tips to Botox patients. He typically recommends Botox patients avoid excess sun exposure and heat until any swelling or redness disappears. Dr. Azizzadeh requests Botox patients apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more before going outside after Botox treatments as well. With these skin care measures, a Botox patient can increase the likelihood of quickly and safely achieving his or her desired treatment results.
When it comes to preventative Botox or other facial rejuvenation treatments, it is always a good idea to work with an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Fortunately, Dr. Azizzadeh is available to provide Millennials and all others with personalized facial rejuvenation treatments. To find out more about preventative Botox and other facial rejuvenation treatments, please contact us today at 310-657-2203 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.