Entries by Peter Brissete

Can I use Botox® to prevent wrinkles?

I am asked this question so often and there are variable ideas on this topic. Some injectors feel there is no reason to treat a problem if it doesn’t exist. However, Botox® can in fact prevent wrinkles. Wrinkles between the brows and forehead as well as crow’s feet are caused by the muscles in those areas “folding” the skin into a wrinkle with facial expressions. Botox® stops or decreases this folding and therefore prevents the wrinkle from ever gaining any ground. Younger patients looking to prevent wrinkles are likely to need less Botox® with each treatment and need it less often. Strategic and conservative treatment is necessary to prevent an abnormally “frozen” or expressionless face.