Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is a very popular cosmetic procedure for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines. It is commonly deployed after an individual has noticed some change in their overall appearance, such as crows feet, typically due to the general signs of aging. For these individuals Botox provides an excellent treatment for improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the face and commonly is used on the forehead and other facial muscle areas.
What is Preventative Botox?
Preventative Botox is a recent trend overall. The reason for this is that due to the general popularity and effectiveness of Botox for helping improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, individuals are tending to look towards Botox to help prevent such issues in the first place. It has also been found that younger patients are now also considering Botox at the first signs of aging, to ensure their appearance and facial expressions remain as wrinkle free as possible.
At What Age Can I Have Botox?
One question that is often raised is at what age should a patient start Botox. As a treatment, Botox has been approved by the FDA for treatment of individuals between the ages of 18 and 65. There are several factors why a young person may choose to have Botox at an earlier age. This could be because skin ages at a different rate simply due to genetics, and other influences such as sun damage from too much sun exposure can also impact the skin in a range of ways.
Administering Botox in a person’s twenties or early thirties, or just when wrinkles start to form can help offset and slowdown the onset of deeper wrinkles from appearing. Botox injections can also be used as a corrective measure for those who may have an aspect of their facial features that are out of symmetry with the rest of their face. For example, it could help with a person’s natural tendency to frown but reducing the ability of the muscle movement in the area from contracting as much.
Some individuals may have a facial trait that concerns them, such as forehead lines, or a frown or smile that is constantly repeated. This sort of trait can be the cause of lines and wrinkles. In these situations, Botox can be used to help prevent wrinkles and lines forming in these areas. Preventative Botox can be very effective in these cases since it can stop the individual from carrying out the action that will eventual lead to a wrinkle forming. By stopping the motion from occurring it will potential stop the wrinkle from appearing in the first place.
When Should I Consider Botox?
One potential sign that it might be time to consider a treatment such as Botox is when fine lines and wrinkles are visible when the face is relaxed and at rest. It is normal for wrinkles to appear when frowning, but if they remain when the face is completely relaxed, then in these situations Botox might be a solution for you.
Some of the main advantages of Botox injections as a treatment is that it is a proven technology, that offers the patient a non-invasive, quick to administer solution. The injectable treatment generally lasts for around three months, and can be done in a person’s lunch break. In addition to this, side-effects from the treatment tend to be quite minimal in most cases. Dr. Green can advise as to some of the key considerations and what issues to look out for.
Whether frown lines and expression lines, crows feet or forehead wrinkles, if you are looking to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from appearing, there’s finally a solution that can help. Contact us online today or call our New York City based office at 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether Preventative Botox treatments may be right for you.