Have you thought about Botox, but you’re not sure when to start? Maybe you’re still reasonably young but starting to notice a few lines here and there. Maybe you just want to know for future reference.
Botox is one of the top plastic surgery treatments in the United States. It helps with fine lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and the “11” lines between each eyebrow. It can also be used for treating other issues, including teeth grinding, migraines, and excessive sweating.
Now young people are opting more and more to use Botox to prevent signs of aging, and the results are wonderful. But how young is too young? When is a good time to start? There’s no simple answer to this, but we’re about to share all the answers you need.
How Preventative Botox Works
Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium is found in soil, forests, and lakes. This toxin is the same one responsible for causing botulism, a form of food poisoning, however, when refined and administered in small doses, it has incredible beneficial effects for a myriad of issues.
This fact makes it all the more important that a trained professional administers the treatment. Professionals know the proper dosage and the precise locations to inject Botox to get rid of troublesome wrinkles.
Botox is created for injection when the powder is mixed with a saline solution. It is then injected into specific spots to temporarily reduce the function of the muscles in the area. Doing so reduces wrinkles as it prevents the muscles from consistent movement that creates wrinkles.
People typically wait for wrinkles to appear before they consider Botox treatments, but there are now preventative treatments that prevent wrinkles from appearing at all. Injecting Botox around the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows before wrinkles develop can prevent them from forming in the first place.
Botox diminishes the use of the muscles, which prevents wrinkles from developing, or at the very least, delays the lines from appearing. People often receive preventative Botox in the glabellar and forehead area. It helps prevent deep lines that create an older and more tired appearance. Deep lines are harder to treat once they occur, so preventative treatment is wise.
When Should You Start Botox Treatment?
There is no one firm rule for when everyone should start Botox. Many people obtain preventative treatments in their 20s and 30s, but there is no set age.
The answers will lie within your skin and what issues you are facing. If you’re noticing fine lines, that is when you should start thinking about Botox. To prevent fine lines from growing into wrinkles, preventative Botox may be the best answer for you.
If you are 18 years or older, you can receive Botox treatments. Most professionals recommend beginning treatments in a patient’s mid to late 20s and early 30s for preventative measures, but consult with your skincare professional to find out if it’s time or if you should hold off for now.
Is Preventative Botox Right For You?
If you are uncomfortable about fine lines that are already forming, speak to your skincare professional. A professional can assess whether they recommend Botox for you by examining your facial structure, skin, and facial muscle activity.
Furrowed brows, pursed lips, and permanent frowns help your doctor choose the areas they should inject. The injections will help retrain your facial muscles to get out of these habits and prevent more noticeable and deeper wrinkles from appearing.
With preventative Botox, you can keep the muscles that cause wrinkles relaxed and help prevent fine and deeper lines from forming as you age (with regular maintenance).
Remember that Botox won’t work for all wrinkles. If your wrinkles result from sun damage or an unhealthy lifestyle, then Botox won’t help. Wear sunscreen, eat right, and take care of your skin to give your skin the best chance it has to stay supple and glowing.
Botox doesn’t last forever and isn’t a cure-all for all fine lines and wrinkles. But the results are impressive, and working on preventing wrinkles before they happen can give you even more benefits.
Fight Aging the Right Way
We at Dulce Lash and Skin want to help you look and feel your best in 2021. We offer a wide range of services, including flawless eyelash extensions, lash lift and tint, brow microblading, body waxing, various skincare treatments, and more.
Our skincare services include anti-aging medical spa treatments to defy age and revitalize your appearance such as Botox, Microneedling w/PRP (also known as the “Vampire Facelift”), IPL lasers, and Oxygen Facial Treatments. Also offering a wide variety of skin rejuvenation procedures from microdermabrasion and chemical peels to both therapeutic and relaxing facial treatments, our highly skilled master aestheticians will guide you through a personalized plan to address all your skincare needs.
We look forward to seeing you!