When Should You Start Getting Botox?

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Years ago, most people believed that Botox was mainly for older patients. But as time has gone on, younger patients are realizing that Botox can be a preventative treatment. Botox is the paralyzation of a person’s facial muscles to decrease wrinkles’ appearance by injecting prescription medicine into facial muscles.  Today, most professionals agree that it is best to get Botox once wrinkles start to show versus after. It is important to note that Botox helps prevent wrinkles but cannot reverse any deep-set wrinkles.

In your twenties.

Many factors affect when and why you begin to get wrinkles, such as genetics, skincare, and repetition of facial expressions. A common indicator that it is time to consider getting Botox is when wrinkles begin to become noticeable, even when the face is resting. For some patients, this may be in their mid-twenties, and for others, it could be in their thirties.

Most doctors recommend patients in their mid-twenties, who are more expressive or predisposed to wrinkles, to start Botox treatment to help prevent getting fine lines or developing deep-set wrinkles. If you have yet to notice any signs of aging, then it might be a good time to consider curating a skincare routine if you don’t have one already. Consulting with a professional will give you answers to questions you may have about whether it is time to think about getting preventative Botox. They will also offer suggestions to keep you looking young.

In your thirties. 

This is when you might begin to notice a few lines and wrinkles. However, most women won’t notice any deep lines and wrinkles until their late thirties.

Some outside factors can cause premature wrinkling, like excessive sunbathing without sunscreen, smoking, and drinking. However, one of the main factors that cause wrinkles for people in their thirties is stress. Too much cortisol, the stress hormone, can cause the skin’s collagen and elastin to break down, resulting in wrinkles.

Getting Botox in your thirties helps stop muscles from creating more wrinkles. Botox prevents your wrinkles from deepening any further by limiting the movement in your muscles, so you cannot move them as much.

Other factors to consider. 

It’s important to remember that outside factors such as genetics and lifestyle also ultimately determine when wrinkles will begin to develop. Factors like skincare routines, sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle, such as if they smoke or live in high altitudes, will play a significant role in the age at which you will develop wrinkles. That’s why it is essential to use sunscreen, get plenty of rest, and live a healthy lifestyle to help delay the age at which wrinkles start to show.