Injectables like Botox used to be something many commonly associated with Hollywood celebrities, but in more recent years, it has become much more commonplace. It has a lot going on for it – the procedure is quick, minimally invasive, and produces dramatic results. While Botox is a great way for individuals to reclaim their youthful glow, even younger patients are seeking this treatment as a preventative measure against lines and wrinkles. In fact, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, in 2015, plastic surgeons witnessed a 64% increase in patients under the age of 30 who sought injectables. So, what is the ideal age for beginning Botox treatment?
Some plastic surgeons recommend using Botox in your mid to late 20s in order to prevent lines and wrinkles. This will reduce facial muscle overexpression and, if you are considering using Botox in the future, this early treatments will train your facial muscles not to move as much, which will help prevent future skin wrinkling. Of course, no one wants a frozen face, so if you are getting treatments in your 20s, your plastic surgeon can use a smaller amount of botulinum toxin and inject it superficially, so it does not go too deep into the skin.
For most, this is the decade when fine lines start becoming noticeable. Using Botox in your 30s can help soften and potentially erase the lines that develop at this age, though it is crucial to regularly keep up with this regimen.
Your skin will begin to thin more rapidly in your 40s and wrinkles will become much more apparent. If you have never used Botox, you might have a few static wrinkles and lines that are visible even when you are not moving your facial muscles. Botox can help smooth out the appearance of these facial lines and wrinkles, but due to the changes in your skin’s resilience, your skin will likely not be as smooth as it would have been if you started treatments earlier.
Ultimately, when you choose to get Botox treatments should be based on what you hope to achieve. If you are interested in taking preventative measures, your 20s could be the ideal age. If you simply want to smooth out some lines and wrinkles, you can begin treatments in your 30s or even your 40s. Schedule a consultation at Smith Plastic Surgery’s Las Vegas Med Spa to find out what is right for you.
Las Vegas Botox Injections
If you are interested in preventing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, or what to smooth out your skin, Botox is the perfect, non-invasive method for achieving a more youthful appearance. At Smith Plastic Surgery, our Las Vegas plastic surgeon has nearly two decades of experience in the field and a track record of success. Our highly trained staff will explain the benefits of Botox injections to you and assess if it is right for you.
Call us today at (702) 838-2455 to schedule a consultation.