If you’ve ever considered cosmetic treatments, you’ve surely heard of Botox. Botox has been around since 2002 and is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States. It’s used to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and creases so that patients can achieve a rejuvenated appearance.
While Botox is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles once they’ve already formed, an increasing number of patients are using it for preventative purposes at a younger age. Here, we’ll discuss the best time to start getting Botox treatments so that you can preserve your youthful look.
How is Botox Used Preventatively?
Botox works by blocking specific nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. As a result, these muscles remain relaxed. When Botox is injected into the face, it prevents the muscle contractions typically caused by facial expressions, which crease the skin and create wrinkles over time.
When patients receive regular Botox injections in young adulthood, the skin remains smooth even as they make facial expressions. This can keep facial wrinkles and folds, such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, and smile lines, from developing. As a result, as the patients age, they can maintain a youthful appearance for far longer than those who don’t undergo Botox treatment.
When to Start Getting Preventative Botox
Preventative Botox is the most effective when it’s administered at the first sign that fine lines are forming. For most patients, this occurs in the mid-20s or early 30s. Botox wears off within 3 to 4 months, at which point you can return for follow-up treatments.
As with most problems in life, signs of aging are best managed preventatively. Preventative Botox treatments can help you avoid more involved cosmetic treatments later in life to counteract skin aging.
If you’re interested in Botox injections to prevent wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin, schedule a consultation at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness today!