Have you ever heard the term “preventative Botox”? If so, you may have wondered what it is or what it means. If you’ve ever been curious, you’ve come to the right place! Preventative Botox simply refers to using Botox to prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles instead of using it to correct line and wrinkles after they have formed. In this blog post we’ll cover more on preventative Botox and share some Botox basics so you feel ready to book your appointment at Images Med Spa!


Botox’s official brand name is Bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Created and founded by Allergan and also the most common treatment in the beauty and Aesthetics industry. While there are other brands that also address the same concerns and work similarly Botox was the first to hit the market. Botox is a toxin, which tends to scare people away, but it only a small quantity of botox is ever injected to your body. For example, the common amounts of units can range between 20-50 units of Botox per area. For Botox to be truly “toxic” for you, you would have to be injected with 2,500-3,000 units – and that would never happen! 


When Botox is injected it doesn’t just roam through your body, it can only travel 3cm from the point of injection. The amazing part of Botox is that such a small amount can get the job done. We always say less is more because within 6 days of your treatment you can say hello to smooth ageless skin again.



It is becoming increasingly common for people in their 20s to receive Botox as a preventative measure. Did you know that if you start early on you can prevent future wrinkles from appearing as well as becoming deep. While you may not actually have as many wrinkles in your 20s as you would in your 30s, 40s or later down the line. If you start earlier you will need less units of Botox and you will weaken the muscle early on which prevents future wrinkles and fine lines.



Over time we all make certain facial expressions that essentially end up working against our favor. Repeated expressions such as squinting, smiling, laughing or frowning can create lines to form on the face which turns into wrinkles. While there is nothing wrong with natural beauty, you shouldn’t feel bad about wanting to look good. This is where Botox can help. It is the only anti-aging treatment that works effectively, quickly and is also a preventative measure for future wrinkles. When Botox is injected into the skin it works by blocking the muscles from contracting. The treatment lasts between 3-4 months, however everyone is different. Metabolism comes into play and for some it may be processed a bit faster or slower depending on the person. You will want to schedule your appointments after the Botox wears off to keep up with the results and prevent new wrinkles from forming.



These numbers are based on an estimated amount someone might get but this differs from person to person. During your appointment, your provider will asses and provide a personalized recommendation to achieve the best results! 

  • Eyebrow Lift: 2 – 5 units
  • Forehead Lines: 10 – 30 units 
  • Frown or Glabellar Lines: 10 – 25 units
  • Bunny or Nasalis Lines: 5 – 10 units
  • Dimpled Chin: 2 – 6 units
  • Crow’s Feet (per side): 5 – 15 units 
  • Smile Lift (corners of the mouth): 3 – 6 units
  • Neck Wrinkles: Units may vary 



We’re excited to have you at Image Med Spa and begin your skin journey! Before your appointment we recommend avoiding non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin.The same also goes for alcohol. You will want to avoid this 24 hours before your Botox appointment. As we said less is more, our goal is to have your skin glowing but never frozen. Book your appointment today!


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