When Should I Start to Get Botox?

Are you dissatisfied with your frown lines? Do you think about getting the injections advertised on TV? Botox is the most popular non-invasive injection in America and might be an option for you. If you are considering getting Botox treatment, you may be asking yourself if this is the right time? The short answer is there is no exact age to start Botox. Genetics, sun exposure, collagen levels, and skincare affect your wrinkle development. If you have great genetics, you might be able to wait. The signs you should look for are wrinkles in the forehead, eyes, and frown lines. These indicators may show that you are ready to start Botox treatments.


It Could Be as Early as Your 20s


You may start thinking about getting injections as early as your mid-20s. A consultation with a plastic surgeon may reveal preventative Botox will benefit you. You could be a candidate for a preventative treatment called “Baby Botox.” This type of treatment is injected fewer times and has a smaller dosage. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported more than 100,000 Botox treatments for patients in their 20s. Many patients have opted for this type of treatment because it prevents wrinkles. The Journal of American Medical Association Facial Plastic Surgery researchers found early Botox treatments can decrease the progression of wrinkles over time. Early treatment can help patients achieve skin rejuvenating results with fewer treatments. Patients in their 20s may be able to start “Baby Botox” depending on the condition of their wrinkle lines.


Most People Wait Until 30 or 40


The most common ages of Botox patients are 30-49 years old. Last year, the ASPS reported 1.5 million treatments on patients in their 30s. Patients in their 40s recorded more than four million treatments in the same year. These are the ages people start to see defined lines and wrinkles develop in target areas. Waiting until you have defined wrinkles may make it harder to reach optimal results. Botox treatments ahead of wrinkles are easier to manage according to the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine. Waiting until you have noticeable wrinkles may take a little more work to get the results you want, but it is never too late to start Botox treatments. If you start treatments early enough, you may be able to avoid getting a larger procedure like a facelift.


Talk to a Plastic Surgeon


No matter what your age is, the key is to watch out for the signs that your wrinkles are developing. It is never too early to meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss Botox treatments. A licensed professional will be able to guide you to make the best cosmetic decisions for your goals. If you are in San Diego or Carlsbad, California, call Gupta Plastic Surgery at (858)-408-6100 for a consultation. Dr. Abhay Gupta is available to go over your wrinkle concerns, aesthetic goals, and potential treatment options. Botox could be the best option for you.

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