When Should I Start Getting Botox?

May 19th, 2016

when-should-i-start-getting-botoxWhen you hear the word Botox, what comes to mind? Though, in today’s modern culture, it’s certainly not considered abnormal, chances are, when you think of Botox, you’re probably thinking of a treatment people get in their 40’s and beyond. While it’s true that most people in their 20’s and even a fair number in their 30’s aren’t yet exhibiting clearly noticeable signs of aging, often, there is more to see than immediately meets the eye.

Botox as a Preventive Treatment

To most patients in The Woodlands, Botox is known as a purely corrective treatment after common aging signs – frown and smile lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet – have already become prominent on the face, but this actually isn’t true. Even the smallest hints of lines and wrinkles can be indicators of things to come. Used properly, Botox treatments are an excellent preventive measure to not only delay the appearance of age lines but also lessen their severity with the passage of time. Three major cases where preventive Botox treatments can be applied to good effect are:

  • Facial Asymmetry: no face is perfectly symmetrical but symmetry is one of the main factors that contributes to facial attractiveness. While the face of someone in their 20’s or 30’s may not show obvious lines, small asymmetries like a slightly drooping eyebrow can be improved with the application of small amounts of Botox.
  • Very Fair Skin: people with very fair skin are much more prone to developing wrinkles earlier in life. Injecting small amounts of Botox in the mid to late 20’s can help prolong youthful appearance and lessen the severity of wrinkles in the future.
  • Frequent/Exaggerated Facial Expressions: people who smile, frown, squint, or furrow their brows frequently or in an exaggerated manner are actually increasing the likelihood of the lines created by these expressions to become permanent features as they age. Preventive Botox injections can help soften these expressions and guard against the appearance of hard wrinkles and lines later in life.

Better Late Than Never?

While it’s true that getting Botox injections after age lines and wrinkles have already become prominent can still yield very positive results, the use of Botox earlier in the aging process can help lessen the required frequency, dosage, and cost of treatments in your 40’s and beyond. Even if your skin is smooth and wrinkle free now, it won’t last forever. Help ensure your youthful appearance for years to come – call Dr. Myers for a consultation today.

Are fine lines and wrinkles adding years to your face? The Woodlands Botox expert Dr. Wesley T. Myers can help. Call us today at 936.539.8115 for your consultation.