What is the Best Age To Start BOTOX® Injections?
Over the past few years, there has been a growing interest in injectable therapies to treat dynamic wrinkles and fine facial lines. Wrinkles are signs of aging, and it’s no secret that nearly everyone wants to appear younger than they actually are. Dr. Lauren Dozier, dermatologist and medical director at Brickell Cosmetic Center, provides modern treatments, like BOTOX, to achieve youthful contours. Today, more and more individuals are seeking BOTOX, especially younger patients. But how soon is too soon to start BOTOX? And is there an age limit to BOTOX? Discover what Dr. Dozier has to say on the subject.
Brickell, Key Biscayne, and Coconut Grove, FL area patients can book a BOTOX consultation at our office in Miami, FL online or by phone. We look forward to serving you.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is an injectable wrinkle relaxer that is made of a neurotoxin protein, called botulinum toxin type A. It’s used to temporarily paralyze facial muscle activity to achieve a smoother and softer appearance. It specifically diminishes deep-set lines or dynamic wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes. The results provide a more youthful-looking aesthetic.
Best age for BOTOX
BOTOX is approved by the FDA for patients who are 18 years and older. It’s actually used for many different reasons, including chronic migraines, TMJ disorder, severe sweating (hyperhidrosis), and more. If you’re interested in getting BOTOX for the treatment of wrinkles, it’s best to consult with a cosmetic professional, like Dr. Dozier in Miami, FL.
BOTOX in your 20s
BOTOX treatments in your early 20s can help prevent wrinkles from developing in your 30s. It’s an excellent option for those who have a family history of early on-set wrinkles or more prone to frown lines. Most individuals in their 20s don’t generally need anti-aging treatments, especially since the skin generally has an ample supply of collagen and elastin. These are essential proteins that help keep the skin smooth, healthy, and tight.
BOTOX in your 30s
For a lot of Miami, Brickell, Key Biscayne, and Coconut Grove, FL men and women, the 30s are when the first set of wrinkles appear. In your early 30s, BOTOX is still generally considered a preventive treatment to postpone brow lines and Crow’s feet from becoming deep-set. After the age of 35, wrinkles tend to become more prevalent and pronounced. At Brickell Cosmetic Center, the average age of our BOTOX patients is 35.
Starting BOTOX in your 40s
Most men and women in their early 40s start to notice deeper lines around their eyes, between their brows, and along their forehead. This is because the skin starts to thin out and lose elasticity. Generally, patients who are just starting BOTOX treatments for the first time in their 40s have missed the preventive effects of early BOTOX injections. Those who use preventive BOTOX in their 30s tend to experience fewer wrinkles in their 40s. BOTOX can still be used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles and creases, but other nonsurgical treatments may also be needed to aid in static wrinkles.
Using BOTOX after your 40s
When you reach your 50s and 60s, underlying facial muscles become weak and the skin loses strength, resulting in obvious sagging tissue. Unfortunately, this makes BOTOX much less effective, but it can still be used to provide a fresher and younger-looking aesthetic. Results are just not as dramatic as those who are in their 30s or 40s.
Aesthetic dermatology Miami, FL
Bottom line, the best age to start BOTOX really depends on your skin and aesthetic goals. To learn more about BOTOX, call Lauren Dozier, D.O., at Brickell Cosmetic Center in Miami, FL. Our office has been serving Brickell, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, and Miami, FL patients for many years. Visit Dr. Dozier and our expert team today.