Fine lines and wrinkles can take an ounce of confidence as more and more are experiencing the aging process and the change in skin appearance. Due to several environmental factors, aging signs may start to show early if the skin is not adequately taken care of. Indeed, the right age to use Botox may depend on certain factors, such as the skin condition and overall treatment goals.
What’s The Best Age To Get Botox?
Botox is approved for use in people as young as 18. However, the best age to start having Botox injections depends on a few individual factors:
- Skin type
- How expressive the face is
- Skin color
- How much sun exposure an individual had
Each factor can tell how the skin is coping and whether or not it could do with a helping hand. These factors combine to determine the age to start benefitting from Botox. That said, consider Botox at the following age when:
In the 20s
- experiencing sun damage on the face
- regular sunbathing without protection
- used a sunbed
- smoking a lot since this can also cause the skin to age prematurely
- preventing wrinkles later in life
In the 30s
- always sunbathing, late nights, drinking and smoking during the 20s
- have a stressful lifestyle, and in fact, research shows that women aged between 35-44 suffer the most stress of any age group
In the 40s
- regularly drinking alcohol and the skin is dehydrated, which is more prone to wrinkles
- have a stressful lifestyle and looking for a way to look refreshed and less tired
In the 50s
- experiencing pre-menopausal, are going through it, or have recently gone through the menopause
- have spent extended periods in the sun or on sunbeds, which can cause significant wrinkles and texture change
- regular consumption of alcohol
- dehydration and depleting levels of vitamins and minerals
In the 60s
- have spent a lot of time using sunbeds or sunbathing
- want to look rejuvenated and refreshed rather than 30 years younger
What Are The Areas That Botox Can Address?
Botox was first approved to be used only on the forehead and between the eyebrows to smooth the appearance of frown lines. However, new research has made way for new uses for this neurotoxin injectable treatment. There are several areas of the face where this injectable can be used, including:
Marionette lines and downturned lip corners can give the impression of being stern or unhappy. Lines and wrinkles around the mouth’s outer corners are dynamic signs of aging, meaning that they form from repeated facial expressions.
Treating the corners of the mouth is one of the most popular treatment areas. This treatment relaxes the muscles around the mouth to release tension that causes wrinkles to form.
Wrinkles on the forehead and between the brows often form due to stress, squinting, and other facial expressions. Wrinkles on the upper face can become very severe very quickly because the skin on the forehead does not have as much volume as other areas of the face. In fact, wrinkles in this area of the face tend to develop earlier than in other areas.
Treating crow’s feet can be particularly challenging due to the proximity of the eye – dermal fillers usually aren’t an option for crow’s feet. Wrinkles and lines at the outer corners of the eyes can be caused by smiling or squinting over a lifetime.
This neurotoxin can be injected into tense muscles around the eyes that cause the skin to crinkle, which then smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Additionally, this treatment is commonly used to correct drooping eyebrows or “hooded” eyebrows.
The nasolabial area is the zone from the outside of the nose to the corners of the mouth where wrinkles tend to form due to repeated facial expressions, notably smiling. Wrinkles in this area can also be caused by volume loss in the skin.
Those who have used a dermal filler for wrinkles but are unfortunate to achieve their desired results can consider Botox to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the nasal area.
This treatment can be used to smooth the appearance of wrinkles on the chin and jaw area. For chin wrinkles and chin dimples, in particular, this neurotoxin can release tension in facial muscles that contribute to wrinkles.
This treatment can also be used to treat a gummy smile. Gummy smiles are caused by extra tight muscles above the mouth that pull the lips away from the teeth when smiling. While some people find gummy smiles endearing, others do not. This neurotoxin injectable can relax tight muscles and make the upper lip appear fuller.
What Benefits Does Botox Offer?
Some anti-aging products have minimal effects on the skin, while many claims to provide hydration but are not real solutions for fine lines and wrinkles. Botox will significantly change the appearance because it works deep within the skin to stop the mechanics of wrinkle formation.
Long Lasting Effects
Most patients enjoy the benefits of this treatment for 3-6 months. Afterward, smooth skin can be continued easily. In fact, a person will only need 2-4 sessions each year to make this treatment an ongoing part of the anti-aging regimen.
A Safe Procedure
This treatment has received numerous FDA approvals and has been proven safe. It has been on the market for almost two decades, proving its effectiveness and reliability. Millions of patients get injections yearly, and there is virtually no chance of unwanted side effects.
No Down Time
Because this treatment is a gentle, non-surgical option, there is no need to spend any time recovering after the appointment. Patients can immediately resume almost all their normal activities, including returning to work. Just allow 24 hours after the procedure before doing strenuous exercise to ensure that the product doesn’t move out of the injection sites.
With the help of trained and experienced aestheticians, they can make the results look natural. The experience and extensive knowledge of facial anatomy are what make the difference. Indeed, a reputable provider with a trained hand and good intuition about using this product will ensure this treatment looks natural.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this treatment can last for 3-6 months at a time. Clinical studies suggest this treatment can last six months, but some real-world evidence has a shorter or even more extended timeframe.
Ultimately, the longevity of the results depends on the body, how fast the body metabolizes the neurotoxin and even factors such as age. Some first-time users of this product may only have results that last 3-4 months.
The Bottom Line
Botox is a helpful treatment for those who wish to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. My Face Lady Concierge Medspa offers Botox, which can help reduce unwanted fine lines and wrinkles to help you appear younger, have smoother skin, and have a healthier overall appearance. Furthermore, their professional injectors have the experience and expertise to ensure your experience is great.