Dr. Lee Colony In: Botox
Even as the techniques of using Botox to soften the appearance of wrinkles throughout the face become more mainstream and well-known, it is still widely associated with older patients — people in their 50s or older who have significant wrinkles. At Michigan Plastic Surgery™, we want to empower more people to enjoy the confidence-boosting benefits that Botox can have on their appearances in the long term. We’re not talking about just “re-juvenation,” we want “Pre-juvenation.”
What if, instead of feeling frustrated with the appearance of wrinkles like frown lines and crow’s feet and seeking treatment, you could prevent those wrinkles from forming in the first place? With preventative Botox injections, you can very well stave off the effects of aging, requiring less extensive procedures in the future thanks to delaying the most common concerns.
Studies have shown that Botox when used on a regular basis over several years, can lower the baseline muscle activity that leads to creases in the delicate skin around the eyes and in the forehead. As the body learns not to express those muscles fully, they become more receptive to Botox injections and less able to wrinkle skin in treated areas.
Botox is FDA-approved for injection in patients over the age of 18. However, this doesn’t mean that you should immediately begin treatments at this age for a number of reasons. Instead, the best candidates for Prejuvenation with Botox are in their mid-20s to 30s and do not already have the signs of deep creases or folds. Botox injections are relatively painless and quick, lasting up to 4 months before requiring touch-ups.
When you look at the long-term impact of having regular Botox injections for several decades, you can be intimidated by the price tag and even the time commitment for regular visits to Dr. Colony. However, with the right techniques and treatments, this can actually save you money over the more invasive rejuvenation procedures or expensive non-surgical treatments that people who don’t prejuvenate rely on to refresh their appearance.
The “worth-it” factor is also deeply personal — whether you want to make an investment in your long-term appearance or deal with it when the signs of aging start to bother you is totally up to you. At Michigan Plastic Surgery™, we simply hope to empower people to recognize their options and create a personalized plan to help anyone feel great about the face they see in the mirror.
Botox isn’t the only form of preventative treatment people in their 20s and 30s can benefit from, and many painless procedures with little to no downtime can help nearly anyone feel better about the way they look. To learn more about your options for delaying wrinkles and other signs of aging, don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Colony. Start a conversation with our team by calling 517-333-4960 our office or contacting us online today.
Meet Dr. Lee H. Colony, M.D., F.A.C.S., a renowned Board Certified plastic surgeon known for his expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery. As a respected national speaker and educator, his dedication to patient safety and involvement in esteemed medical societies highlight his exceptional skills.