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What Age Should I Start Getting Botox?

Posted on February 11th, 2022

Botox is an extremely popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment to help both men and women smooth forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, “11’s” and other unwanted lines for a more youthful look. While many people may view this treatment as one for older individuals, it can actually be used as a preventative measure in those younger in age. Read on to learn more!

How Does Botox Work?

Botox is an injectable treatment approved for patients 18 years and older. It is labeled as a neurotoxin and contains botulinum toxin type A. Every day we make many different facial expressions, which are possible through muscle contractions. Botox works by temporarily freezing these muscle contractions to prevent lines from forming.

During treatment, Botox is injected into the targeted areas using a small needle. Topical anesthetic is not usually necessary, as the injections are very tolerable and only feel like a pinprick. Overall, treatment usually takes 15-30 minutes to complete and there is no downtime required.

Preventative Botox

While Botox can definitely be used to smooth lines that are already present, it can also be used to prevent lines from even forming in the first place. While there is no absolute age that patients should start receiving Botox to prevent lines, many people begin to receive injections in their 20s and 30s. One of the perks of preventative Botox is that it trains the targeted muscles not to contract, which prevents the formation of deeper wrinkles over time, and also means that you will not require as much Botox as you age.

Who is a Candidate for Preventative Botox?

While every individual is different, many people in their mid-20s can benefit from preventative Botox. It’s best to schedule a consultation with an expert injector to have a full face assessment to see if preventative Botox is right for you. However, be sure to share your medical history with your provider before treatment, as Botox is not a good solution for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Contact Us Today

Are you interested in learning more about preventative Botox and if you’re a good candidate? If so, contact MDSkin Lounge today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert injectors.