What Age Can I Start BOTOX
Social media is buzzing with posts about aesthetic treatments and cosmetic injectables, including anti-aging cosmetic treatments that individuals in their 20s and 30s get to stop wrinkles before they develop. One of the common cosmetic treatments is “preventative BOTOX” injections. This trend has prompted many patients at our dermatology practice to ask if BOTOX can prevent wrinkle development and at what age you should start getting BOTOX.
Even though most patients getting BOTOX injections are women in their 40s, many younger women and men are starting BOTOX treatments.
As 20-something influencers on YouTube, TikTok, and other platforms continue to post testimonials about the wonders of BOTOX, we’ll likely continue to see younger first-time BOTOX patients. So the question becomes can you be too young to start the treatment?
BOTOX Cosmetic Injectables Treatment
Before answering that question, it’s essential to understand how BOTOX minimizes wrinkles at any age. The active ingredient in BOTOX (and competitors such as Dysport® and XEOMIN®) limits muscle movement at injection sites by blocking signals sent from the nervous system. As a result, certain types of wrinkles, called expression lines, gradually develop when faces change expressions. Squinting, frowning, appearing surprised, smiling, and numerous other ways our faces express our feelings create lines and wrinkles over time.
Stop Wrinkles Before They Start
If BOTOX erases wrinkles by relaxing the muscles responsible for their formation, can you prevent them from forming using the same logic? Yes, but it’s more accurate to say that getting BOTOX can delay the development of wrinkles such as crow’s feet, vertical worry lines, and horizontal forehead wrinkles. At some point, your skin succumbs to gravity and the skin’s aging process.
BOTOX Injectables In Your Early 20s
The safety of BOTOX is well-documented. Complications are infrequent, especially when you choose a board-certified dermatologist to perform the injections. There is no particular age you should start BOTOX injections (the FDA approves it for people 18 and older), but in the late 20s, you may see the first signs of wrinkles. Starting much earlier may provide little benefit and can be costly.
A daily skincare regimen using quality products and broad-spectrum sunscreen is an excellent way to prevent early signs of aging.
Schedule A BOTOX Consultation Today!
Call Eternity Med Spa at 314-464-2868 to schedule a personalized consultation to discuss first time BOTOX injections. We treat patients with cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers from Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, Sunset Hills, MO, and throughout the St. Louis area.