We get asked the question all the time. “Should I get Botox?” While there’s no firm rule to suggest when you should or should not get Botox injections, we love the process of working with you to determine what is right for your unique situation.
Botox has been around so long that it’s hardly considered a radical cosmetic procedure anymore. Odds are good someone you know has had Botox, but they may have kept the secret to themselves. Many women add Botox to their to-do list “someday,” but for an increasing amount of patients, preventative Botox is a common procedure.
Many patients are finding that Botox procedures in their 20s and 30s is a great way to avoid more procedures down the road. It makes perfect sense! Preventative maintenance is always a good idea, and generally more effective in the long term. Starting Botox injections early may help prevent filler and laser treatments in the future.
New studies from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggest that more than 30% of Botox users are in their 20s. At this age, Botox may be most often used to treat facial symmetry, rather than wrinkles. Those in their late 20s may benefit from prophylactic Botox. In some cases, the facial muscles can be retrained to relax.
There’s an easy test to determine if you might benefit from Botox in your 30s. If you find yourself smoothing makeup that has pooled in creases on your face, Botox could help.
Most professionals agree that everyone over 40 could benefit from Botox. Truth be told, if you’re heading for your first treatment in your 40s, you’re already late to the game. At this age, more injections are required to achieve the same result you could have had 5 years ago.
Are you considering Botox or another facial treatment like Juvederm or laser resurfacing? We invite you to give our offices a call to schedule a consultation. We’re happy to recommend the best course of treatment whatever your age!