When to Start Anti-Wrinkle Treatments: How Young is Too Young?

If you’re looking for a hard and fast rule about when to start Anti-Wrinkle Treatments (Botox), we’re going to disappoint you, because there isn’t one. Although many people start getting preventive treatments in their 20s and 30s, there’s no one “magic” age when you should start getting it.

Instead, you should focus on your skin and its issues. Once you start noticing fine lines beginning to start, that’s when you should consider Botox. If you want to prevent the earliest fine lines from becoming full-blown wrinkles, preventative Botox can be the solution.

Botox is approved for patients who are 18 years and older and most experts agree that patients in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are at a good age for preventative Botox treatment. It’s unlikely that you’ll have enough lines to worry about earlier than your mid to late 20s, so any earlier than then is probably unnecessary.

Am I a Good Candidate for Preventative Botox?

Again, there’s no hard and fast rule about when you should start Botox, but earlier than your mid-20s is probably too early. Certain wrinkles are often genetic, so once you start noticing fine lines that mimic what you see in your older relatives, you might seek treatment.

An Aesthetics Practitioner can usually tell if you need preventative Botox simply by looking at your face. If you purse your lips, furrow your brow, or your face is in a permanent frown, they can identify the areas to inject. This helps train your facial muscles to no longer fall into that habit, preventing the formation of deeper or more noticeable wrinkles.

The nice thing about preventative Botox is that it helps keep the muscle weak which means you do not need as much Botox as the older you get. Your Botox will last longer and need fewer treatments, as it doesn’t last forever, especially if it’s effective in preventing your wrinkles.

In fact, too much Botox can actually make you look older. Overuse could result in atrophy of your muscles, especially the ones around your eyes, so don’t overdo it, or the results will be the opposite of what you want.

It’s also important to note that Botox won’t work for all wrinkles though. If your face is wrinkled due to sun damage or an unhealthy lifestyle, Botox can’t help you. You need to do your part to prevent sun damage, eat healthily, and take care of your skin to prevent these types of wrinkles. Botox is meant for wrinkles that you are genetically predisposed to.

Final Thoughts on When to Start Botox

Although we can’t give you a definitive age when to start Botox, we hope this gives you a better understanding of who preventative Botox can work for and when it’s a good idea.

If you want to learn more or see if you’re a good candidate for Botox, get in touch today to schedule a free consultation.

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