Botox remains among the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States, and for good reason. It’s a simple procedure that can be completed quickly, producing noticeable results in a matter of days. It’s an effective treatment for crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles as well as other areas of the face and neck.
Botox has traditionally been used to get rid of signs of aging as they occur, but recently, it has become popular with young people as a preventive measure to prevent wrinkles and fine lines before they form in the first place. The question is: at what age is it appropriate to start preventive Botox? Read on to find out what you can expect here at Elite Aesthetics & Wellness.
How Botox Works
First of all, let’s talk about what Botox is and how it works. Botox is a neurotoxin derived from a specialized form of bacteria. Small doses injected into facial muscles can temporarily stop the movement of these muscles, smoothing the skin and eliminating wrinkles and fine lines.
Most people get Botox injections after wrinkles start to form on their faces, but young people are now getting Botox before wrinkles start to form in the first place. When administered correctly, these injections can prevent deep lines, which are much harder to treat once they develop.
How Young Is Too Young for Botox?
Although people are now getting Botox in their 20s and 30s, there is no hard and fast rule about when to start Botox. Botox is approved for patients 18 and over, and most experts agree that you can start preventive Botox in your late 20s or early 30s. Everyone ages at different rates, so it’s important to look at your own skin if you’re thinking of starting Botox. If you’re beginning to see fine lines on your face, you should be able to start preventive Botox safely, regardless of your age.
That being said, most experts agree that the early 20s is probably too young to start Botox, especially since it’s not common for anyone to have wrinkles or crow’s feet at that age.
Find Out If Botox is Right for You At Elite Aesthetics & Wellness
Botox may be a safe and easy treatment, but it is still a medical procedure. If you’re thinking of getting Botox injections, we urge you to make an appointment with Elite Aesthetics & Wellness in Newport Beach, CA to discuss your options. Nurse Practitioner D’Andra Lee and our experienced injectors will be happy to meet with you to discuss your options and determine if you are a good candidate for Botox.
To schedule a consultation today, call our office at (949) 694-3537 or use our online contact form.