What Age Should You Start Getting Botox?
When it comes to skincare and taking steps to preserve your youth, there is a lot of advice available, as well as many different products and procedures that will help you hold on to your youthful appearance as long as possible. From procedures such as facelifts and Botox to products such as anti-aging creams, there is something on the market for everyone’s needs. But there is one question that many women (and men, too!) have been asking for a long time. That is the question of when to start using these products, procedures, and treatments.
After all, you wouldn’t want to start using them too soon, but you also wouldn’t want to wait until they might not work as well for you. As with anything, timing is key, and you should be able to determine when it is the best time for you to start using these or seek out professional treatments to help you stay looking young for as long as you wish.
What is Botox?
While most have heard of Botox, many individuals aren’t sure what it is, or misunderstand it completely. Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, and when used correctly, it will offer you lasting results and keep you looking and feeling like the youthful version of yourself that you are striving for.
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable solution that is used for both cosmetic and medical purposes. It is a neurotoxin that comes from a bacterium that is naturally found in places such as soil, forests, and lakes. While this neurotoxin can be dangerous if too much of it is in the body, it has been found perfectly safe for the purpose of using it in Botox when it is administered by a trained professional who has experience working with Botox.
Botox works by weakening the muscles in the face and body, depending on the location in which it has been injected. By weakening the muscles, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced or eliminated, giving you smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
When is the Best Time to Start Getting Botox Treatments?
When it comes to Botox treatments, most people wait until they have already noticed fine lines and wrinkles before they begin getting treatments. While this can work to reduce the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles that are already present, it might not be the best course of action for everyone.
Some individuals actually prefer to begin getting treatments that are known as “preventative Botox.” Preventative Botox treatments are exactly what they sound like – they actually help to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, so you never have to worry about accidentally spotting one when you are applying your makeup one day! This type of Botox actually stops the wrinkles before they emerge – allowing you to rest assured that you will always look your best!
Preventative Botox is usually applied to the areas of the face in which wrinkles typically occur the earliest, including muscles around the eyes, the mouth, and the eyebrow area.
What is the Best Age to Begin Preventative Botox?
When it comes to getting preventative Botox treatments, there is not a perfect age set in stone to which you should rush out for your first treatment. Rather, it’s a time frame that most professionals will recommend to start treating wrinkles before they start. Many begin getting the treatments in their late 20s and early 30s, and some even venture out to start getting these treatments in their late 30s and early 40s.
The important thing to consider when planning when would be the best for you to start preventative Botox is your skin. What is your skin type? What skin concerns do you have? What are your family’s genes like when it comes to skin type? What are your daily habits that can lead to wrinkles or help avoid them (do you wear sunscreen? Eat healthily? Drink a lot of water?)? These types of questions can help you determine when the best time for you to begin preventative Botox treatments may be. Since everyone is different, everyone’s skin care needs differ, too!
If you would like to learn more about Botox, including preventative Botox, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359!