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Is Botox Preventative?

Botox treatment is the #1 most requested and performed cosmetic procedure. It is quick and easy, and you can go back to your day almost immediately. It used to be the big secret that your friends didn’t know about, and mostly middle-aged women and older got Botox to improve their existing wrinkles. However, cultural trends have shifted in the last 10 years. The overall stigma surrounding it has decreased significantly, and younger people are getting Botox and posting about it on social media. Men are getting Botox too, aka Brotox. As of July 2020, #Botox has been used more than 7.5 million times on Instagram. You may ask, why get Botox if you are too young to have wrinkles?

Physical Differences

If you’re under 30, chances are you have no wrinkles around your eyes or on your forehead. When you raise your eyebrows or squint, you may or may not see faint wrinkles. Why is that? When you are young, your skin is able to spring back to normal aftWher making a facial expression. Unfortunately, as we age our skin gets thinner, drier, and less elastic, resulting in deeper permanent lines.


Botox is used to treat fine lines and wrinkles that happen when you make strong facial expressions again and again over years. Botox works by relaxing muscles and softening facial expressions. What happens over time is the skin looks smoother. If you start before you even have wrinkles, you can prevent the onset of wrinkles for a very long time!

Though widely known as Botox, many other neurotoxin brands such as Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau work in much the same way. During your consultation with Dr. Kim, please note that we carry these four brands of neurotoxin according to your preferences and goals. Treatment involves a series of injections with a very thin needle. The effects usually last about 3 months, so regular treatment with your professional injector is recommended.

Dr. Kim is a fellowship trained facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in Botox injections. For more information about this and other facial cosmetic treatments, please call or text Jae Kim, MD Facial Plastic Surgery at 703-705-2100 to schedule your free consultation!