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What Is Preventative Botox And Is It Worth The Hype?

When most people think of botox, they think of it as something that happens later on in life to fix wrinkles and aging skin. Yet today, many patients in their late 20’s and around their 30th birthdays are coming in asking for preventative botox. As the name suggests, preventative botox is treating your skin before wrinkles appear in the hopes of retraining facial muscles and thus preventing or prolonging the effects of aging skin. For some, it may be a viable solution if you have significant fine lines that could eventually lead to deep wrinkles. But for many, preventative botox can set the wrong mindset, telling us that we are ugly or imperfect if we start to show the slightest sign of aging.

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Med-tech facials can help increase overall skin health, leading to fewer injectables over time.

So what do you do if you’re in your 20’s and 30’s and hoping to treat aging skin? Well, the #1 rule, ALWAYS wear SPF! This will protect your skin from sun damage which is the leading cause of wrinkles. It’s also a good idea to drink plenty of water, limit your alcohol intake, moisturize daily, and limit stress. After that, invest in a good skin care regimen and be consistent. Similar to going to the gym, if you're not consistently using your skincare, you won’t reap the benefits. If you’re really looking to boost up your skin health routine (and who isn’t!), Kalvera Skin Therapy Med Tech Facials are a great way to start stimulating collagen production, improve tone and texture, and add volume to the skin. You may find that with frequent med-tech facials you won’t even need to consider injectables until a much later age. However, if you are interested in botox and filler, the best place to start is booking an injectable consultation with a Master Injector at Kalvera Skin Therapy.

By Angela H.