We typically think of BOTOX® Cosmetic as something the older generations get, but more and more often, younger people are coming in for this popular procedure. Have you been wondering what the right age is to start BOTOX Cosmetic?
What age is the right age to start?
The short answer is that you can get BOTOX Cosmetic when you are as young as 18, but most experts will say that the mid-20s to the early 30s is a good time to start. Some patients want it as soon as they see wrinkles start to appear, and some patients start injections even before wrinkles have a chance to start (known as “preventative BOTOX Cosmetic”).
If you go the preventative route, there are certain benefits. BOTOX Cosmetic works by blocking the signals between the muscles and the nerves. This leads the muscles underneath the skin to relax, which smooths out wrinkles. If you start getting BOTOX Cosmetic early, before the wrinkles even have a chance to form, the muscles in the areas of the face that are prone to wrinkles (such as around the lips or the brow) become “trained” to be in a relaxed state all the time. You also won’t need as much BOTOX Cosmetic as you age because your facial muscles will be weakened – the injections that you get in the future will last longer and you’ll need fewer treatments. However, there is also a warning: too much BOTOX Cosmetic over the years can eventually start to make you look older.
What are the benefits of BOTOX Cosmetic?
Besides the obvious benefit of looking younger, patients love BOTOX Cosmetic because they get great results without having to have a surgical procedure such as a facelift. There are also few possible side effects, and it is very safe. Getting BOTOX Cosmetic is also quick and only takes a few minutes.
Are you wondering when you should start having BOTOX Cosmetic? Dr. Bogue and his staff can help you decide if now is the time to start. Contact David Bogue Plastic Surgery for a BOTOX Cosmetic consultation. Call the office in Boca Raton, Florida, at 561-886-1000.