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Preventive Measures Now, No Wrinkles Later

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. The following query was culled from a private stock, but we’ll be accepting readers’ questions soon.

I’ve heard that if you start Botox injections early as a preventive measure, you can actually train your facial muscles out of that pesky wrinkling habit. Is that true?

Yes, Botox may be used as a preventive measure to smooth wrinkles before they begin. As the facial muscles relax through Botox injections, the muscles in the forehead are trained to avoid creasing, which will prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles.

A board-certified member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Fredric Brandt has practices in both Miami and New York City and has established himself in the beauty world not just as a physician but as an artist, known for his innovations in helping patients sculpt a younger appearance with a variety of non-invasive procedures.

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