How Early Can Patients Begin BOTOX® Treatments?
There was a time when cosmetic injectables, like BOTOX, were primarily used in patients around their 40s or 50s and older as a way to reverse visible signs of aging. Now, more and more younger patients are turning to BOTOX as a way to get ahead of the aging process before their lines and wrinkles become too noticeable. Not only that but there are several other applications for BOTOX that aren’t related to aging alone, meaning adults of almost any age can benefit from treatment.
At La Touche Élite Aesthetics in Myrtle Beach, SC, board-certified registered nurse anesthetist and cosmetic injector Jeanine Christian-La Touche performs BOTOX injections to help patients look and feel their best at almost every stage of life. Keep reading to learn more about when it may be time to start using BOTOX and how this popular injectable can help you achieve and maintain a look you’ll love.
What does BOTOX do?
The most common use of BOTOX is to smooth out dynamic lines and wrinkles, meaning those associated with years’ worth of facial expressions and muscle movements, like smiling or frowning. When BOTOX is injected into the muscle, it temporarily “freezes” or paralyzes the muscle, forcing lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface above to relax. Examples of dynamic wrinkles that can be improved with BOTOX include:
- Forehead lines
- Brow lines
- Glabellar lines
- 11 lines
- Crow’s feet
BOTOX can also be used to create a fuller upper lip in patients with a thin or curled upper lip – a process known as the BOTOX lip flip.
How long does BOTOX last?
On average, BOTOX provides results that last for about 3 – 4 months. For the most consistent results, patients often schedule routine BOTOX injections every three months before their lines and wrinkles begin to reappear.
Am I too young for BOTOX?
With cosmetic injectables becoming more popular among younger patients each year, many people wonder when the best time is to start using BOTOX. The answer varies from patient to patient based on their cosmetic concerns, and it is a matter of personal preference. Many people wait to start BOTOX until they notice visible lines and wrinkles, which typically begin to appear in their 30s. Other patients choose to start using BOTOX in their 20s as a way to discourage or slow the progression of facial aging. Many people are able to delay the need for more extensive treatments, like cosmetic surgery, by starting professional aesthetic treatments at an earlier age.
During your initial consultation for injectables in Myrtle Beach, SC, our knowledgeable team will evaluate your skin concerns, discuss your goals, and create a customized treatment plan that best fits your needs. Whether you start your journey with BOTOX at 25 or 55, we can help you turn back the clock and feel more confident than ever for years to come.
Look your best at any age with BOTOX injections in Myrtle Beach, SC
Gone are the days when facial rejuvenation was reserved for our parents and grandparents. Now, patients of all ages are turning to cosmetic treatments to enhance their look and maintain a youthful appearance longer than ever. If you’re interested in learning more about what BOTOX can do for you, call La Touche Élite Aesthetics to schedule your private consultation with board-certified registered nurse anesthetist and aesthetic expert Jeanine Christian-La Touche today.