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Can Botox keep the wrinkles away?

Could Botox prevent wrinkles? Botox is becoming one of the most popular non surgical treatment, not only for mature patients but also between young adults. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery explains how Botox could prevent or delay the formation of wrinkles. Original article here>

the american society for aesthetic plastic surgery logoBotox is for people who already have signs of aging, right? Not always. Some plastic surgeons who give injections of the cosmetic medicine say they are seeing younger patients – those without any visible wrinkles – seeking out treatment. This “preventative Botox” may seem silly to some, but the injectable cosmetic may actually be able to stop wrinkles before they start.

The panic of the 30s. There’s no hard deadline for when wrinkles begin to form – certain habits, like smoking or spending too much time in the sun, can expedite the appearance of fine lines on the face. Genetics also plays a factor in how an individual will age. But some young adults may begin to “panic” around age 30, when the first traces of wrinkles start to appear.

“With 30 kind of looming around the corner, you start to panic a little,” Lisa Parsons, a 29-year-old Botox patient, told Arizona’s CBS5. “To me, if I prevent it, I can’t get the wrinkle in the first place.” Parsons has been getting Botox since she was 26. She explained to the news source that she and others like her are eager to maintain the youthful glow of the 20s.

Does it work? Are people like Parsons victims of wishful thinking, or can starting Botox treatments early really make a difference later down the road? According to one medical professional who provides Botox, early injections can help.

“If you can’t move the muscle, you can’t move the skin. You can’t form a wrinkle,” the registered nurse told the news source. In other words, because Botox freezes the muscles that cause wrinkles, patients may be able to delay the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead by getting Botox earlier in life.

The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that in 2011, Botox was the most common procedure for people between the ages of 35 and 50. Botox injections were also the most common non-surgical procedure that year, with a total of 2,169,739 injections performed by ASAPS doctors. This shows that people of all ages are turning to the cosmetic treatment to help reduce or eliminate signs of aging.

A patient who undergoes his or her first injection of Botox can expect to see results within five to 10 days after the treatment. They will not need another injection for four to six months, at which time they will regain the ability to move the affected facial muscles.

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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