What You Should Know Before Getting Preventative Botox    

The pursuit of youthful and radiant skin has led to an increased interest in various cosmetic procedures. One such procedure that has gained popularity is Preventative Botox. While Botox has long been associated with wrinkle reduction, an emerging trend sees younger individuals seeking "Preventative Botox" to stave off future wrinkles and lines. Before you decide to jump on the bandwagon, there are essential factors to consider to ensure an informed and safe decision.

Understanding Preventative Botox

Preventative Botox is a strategy that involves starting Botox treatments before deep wrinkles and lines appear, usually in the late 20s to early 30s, to slow down the ageing process. The idea is to inhibit muscle movement and expression that contribute to dynamic wrinkles over time.

Early Intervention

Starting Botox treatments early can indeed help deter the formation of deep wrinkles and lines. However, it is crucial to note that every individual ages differently. Some people may have a slower onset of wrinkles, making Preventative Botox unnecessary until later in life. Therefore, personalised consultation and guidance from a professional doctor are crucial in determining the right time for you to begin treatments.

A qualified medical professional such as the doctors at Tokyo Garden can assess your unique facial anatomy and skin condition, and discuss your goals to determine whether Preventative Botox is a suitable option for you. They will also provide realistic expectations and tailor the treatment plan to your specific needs, preventing any potential side effects from taking place.

Realistic Expectations

Botox is not and should never be considered a permanent solution, and its effects typically last for 6 to 12 months. Additionally, the extent of its effectiveness varies from person to person, depending on factors like genetics, lifestyle, and skincare habits. Understanding that Botox is a maintenance procedure can help set appropriate expectations.

In general, patients may notice a few bumps on the face after the treatment, though they will disappear shortly. We recommend not participating in any intense exercise and resting fully in order to allow the injections to settle properly. In a few days, you will find that your facial muscles have tightened, which indicates successful treatment.

Benefits of Preventative Botox

These are the advantages of Preventative Botox:

1. Delaying wrinkle formation

One of the primary benefits of Preventative Botox is its ability to delay the appearance of wrinkles. By temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for creating expressions, Botox prevents the repetitive movements that contribute to fine lines and creases. By intervening before these lines become deeply etched, individuals may maintain smoother skin as they age.

3. Preserving natural expressions

Preventative Botox is administered with a focus on maintaining natural facial expressions. The goal is to soften muscle contractions without causing a completely frozen or unnatural appearance. This approach ensures that individuals can still convey emotions and expressions while reaping the benefits of reduced muscle movement.

3. Cumulative benefits

Regular, targeted use of Preventative Botox could lead to cumulative benefits over time. By consistently relaxing facial muscles, the skin might have more time to recover and rejuvenate between treatments, potentially enhancing the overall skin texture and quality.


Preventative Botox is an intriguing option for individuals looking to proactively address the signs of ageing and maintaining a youthful appearance. While its benefits are promising, it is essential to approach this decision with careful consideration.

This is where Tokyo Garden comes in. Our doctors are all highly experienced in their fields and have extensive knowledge in administering hyaluronic acid facial fillers in Singapore safely and effectively. As our founder, Dr Oba, prioritises on natural-looking results, we will ensure that your personalised treatment plan maximises your natural beauty.

To book an appointment with one of our doctors, contact us here.