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You Asked, We Answered: How Old Do You Need to Be to Start BOTOX?

October 31, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — drkics @ 2:35 pm
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Are you beginning to see fine lines linger between your eyebrows, around the corners of your eyes, and along your forehead? If so, you may be considering BOTOX. After all, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 7 million injections of this wrinkle-smoothing treatment were conducted last year alone. With beautiful results and a quick turnaround time, it’s not hard to see why patients are using it as a preventive measure too. But how soon is too soon? Keep reading for the answer to the question, “At what age should I start BOTOX?”

So, How Old Do You Need to Be to Get BOTOX?

The answer really depends on the patient and their aesthetic desires. Most often, people begin seeking treatment in their 30’s. However, there has been a huge spike in patients in their mid-twenties undergoing this wrinkle-smoothing treatment. This is usually referred to as “preventive BOTOX,” so you certainly don’t have to start so young. Ultimately, the decision is one you should make with your doctor.

A Quick Look at the Benefits of BOTOX

BOTOX has sky-rocketed in popularity over the last decade, and for good reason! This treatment comes with a number of benefits, such as:

  • Quick turnaround time
  • Versatility (can treat everything from fine lines to TMJ-related symptoms)
  • Beautiful results
  • Can help prevent static, permanent wrinkles
  • Able to treat patients from 25 to 65+

How to Prolong Your Results

Once you see and experience the results, which typically occurs within two weeks, you’ll want them to last for as long as possible. BOTOX typically lasts for three to six months, but you can prolong yours with the below best practices:

  • Protect your skin from the sun by wearing SPF daily or wearing a hat when you’re outside.
  • Do activities that relieve stress, like yoga and meditation.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat a vitamin-rich, nutritious diet.
  • Get plenty of rest.

Fine lines are a natural part of the aging process. And while they are a testament to the wide spectrum of expressions you’ve made throughout your life, that doesn’t mean you have to “settle” for having them around. If you want to smooth them out, restoring your youthful appearance, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation to find out if BOTOX is right for you!

About the Practice

At Westgate Dental Care, we are proud to offer a safe, effective, simple alternative to BOTOX: Xeomin®. With a Certified BOTOX® Provider in-house, we can use this treatment to relax the muscles in your jaw, the corners of your eyes, or your forehead, smoothing any fine lines in the process. The best part? The results will be noticeable within two weeks and the treatment time is so quick it can be completed during your lunch break! If you’d like to learn more, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment via our website or by phone at 847-577-7171.