When is the right time to start getting BOTOX? Is it ever too early? BOTOX® is the generic name for the popular injectable treatment that is FDA approved to temporarily reduce or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles. Common wrinkles that are targeted by Botox injections are:
- Frown lines
- Forehead creases
- Crow’s feet near the eyes
Age Does Not Determine Need
Age does not determine the need for a BOTOX treatment; it is the severity of your lines. Everyone has a different timeline for how lines form. The timing can be influenced by factors, from cellular changes that may occur over time to the reduction of collagen, genetic factors, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment. In fact, BOTOX Cosmetic recently reported that “64% of plastic surgeons saw a rise in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments for patients in their early 30’s.”
The truth is, everyone’s lines form differently. The timing can be influenced by a combination of factors, from cellular changes that may occur over time, to reduction of collagen, to genetic factors, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
When to Begin BOTOX
Any facial movement, whether it’s laughing, squinting, or frowning, can eventually cause wrinkles and lines to appear on the face due to the repetitive folding of the skin. Doctors have noticed that by injecting BOTOX earlier in life, you can prevent these lines from forming in the first place, rather than trying to repair them after they have already appeared.
Whenever you begin to notice or be bothered by emerging frown lines, crow’s feet, or any developing wrinkles, that is the optimal time to begin preventative BOTOX treatment. Most often, patients are in their late 20s to early 30s before there are any lines prominent enough to treat.
Contact Physician Aesthetic Specialists
Contact Physician Aesthetic Specialists today for an appointment with Dr. Margolin at our practice in Lenexa, Kansas. You can also use the convenient online booking application to schedule an appointment.