Would it surprise you to learn that Botox is considered an effective preventative tool against the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles due to aging and sun damage? Instead of waiting for those unattractive creases and folds to emerge around your nose, your mouth and at the corner of your eyes, now you can start getting Botox injections in your 20s to dramatically minimize skin wrinkling in your 50s and 60s.
It’s safest to receive Botox injections from a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon or an ENT (ear, nose and throat) physician. Some ophthalmologists are also qualified in cosmetic surgery subspecialties, such as giving Botox and other dermal filler injections. You can also check websites such as the American Academy of Dermatology or the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine to find out whether a physician is board-certified.
Just because Botox can help prevent signs of aging skin doesn’t mean you should stop taking good care of your skin when you’re in your 20s and 30s! Be aware that what you eat can greatly affect the condition of your skin. Incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet will produce skin that is clear, radiant and younger looking. Other factors exacerbating skin wrinkling include smoking, stress, not getting enough sleep and “yo-yo” dieting.