Whenever we talk about aesthetic treatments, it’s almost impossible not to mention Botox®.
For quite some time now, Botox® Cosmetic has been the go-to procedure for many patients who want to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
However, did you ever wonder about when is the perfect age to start getting Botox® injections? If so, then this article is for you.
Read on to know more.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is a safe and effective injectable neuromodulator made by Allergan.
It is a form of botulinum toxin that temporarily relaxes facial muscles. As a result, it softens the look of dynamic facial wrinkles such as crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines that are caused by repeated muscle movements.
Unlike other invasive treatments that may take hours, Botox® is a quick treatment that only takes a few minutes. Moreover, it’s also relatively painless, with virtually no recovery time.
What Happens During the Treatment?
A Botox® procedure usually takes 5-15 minutes depending on the treatment area. Here’s what you can expect during your appointment:
There will be a consultation where you and your provider can discuss about your desired goals, concerns, and your medical history.
Your provider may also take photos of the treatment area for before and after comparisons.
After cleansing your face, your injector will use a very fine needle to inject Botox® into the facial muscles to reduce appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Botox® results can show as early as 2-3 days after the procedure. However, it may take 15 or more days for its maximum effects to appear.
This is because Botox® has to bind itself to the receptors on nerve cells first before it can start relaxing the muscles responsible for the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Thus, you’ll need to wait at least two weeks before you try any other cosmetic procedures.
What Is The Perfect Age to Get Botox®?
Most people assume that Botox® is just for aging skin – meaning, for old people. Well, not really.
Botox® is actually FDA-approved and already available for patients as young as 18 years old! This is referred to as preventative Botox®.
When you begin to notice or you’re bothered by the appearance of frown lines or forehead lines in your 20s, you can now consider starting Botox® treatments.
According to experts, the best time to treat wrinkles is before they happen instead of attempting to fix them after they’ve already deepened and developed.
Most patients in Sedalia, Marshall, and Jefferson City, MO, start getting their preventive treatments in their 20s and 30s.
How Often Should You Get Botox®?
Since Botox® treatments provide temporary results, they usually last for 3-4 months, on average.
While it’s not necessary to get another immediately after 3 months, it’s best to get it as soon as the effects start to wear off.
And so, if you want to maintain a youthful looking skin for a longer period of time, maintenance treatments about every four months is ideal.
The best time to start is now. Call us today or book a Botox® appointment now.