At What Age Should I Start Getting Botox?

Do you know what is the best age to start getting Botox treatments? Keep reading to learn more.

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified protein placed in your skin to treat wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Everyone makes different amounts of facial expressions. Some people are very expressive with their face and others are not. The common expressions that cause wrinkles treated with Botox include frowning, squinting, smiling, and raising your eyebrows. These cause frown lines between your eyebrows, horizontal forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet around your eyes. Botox works by relaxing the muscles you use to make these expressions. In this way, your wrinkles become softer. The intention of Botox is not to freeze your muscles so you can’t make expressions. Instead, the goal is to soften your muscles so you can still make your facial expressions without having wrinkles.

When can I start getting Botox?

The answer to this question is that it depends on a number of factors. For example, if your face is very expressive, you may start seeing wrinkles at a young age. There are many people in this category that start getting Botox in their twenties, or even younger. There are other people that start Botox at a young age to prevent the formation of wrinkles. Often times, they get a lower dose, sometimes called Baby Botox. In other people, they don’t notice the wrinkles until later and these people may start getting Botox in their thirties, forties, or fifties. Some people start getting when they have an important event coming up like a big birthday or a wedding. So the real answer, is that it’s up to you. You can start getting your Botox treatments whenever you’re ready.

When will I see results of my Botox treatment?

You may notice improvement in the first few days after your Botox treatment. Some people start noticing results even the very next day, but this is uncommon. You’ll see your full results of you Botox treatment two weeks later.

How long does Botox last?

Most people enjoy the result of their Botox treatment for three to four months. At that time, a maintenance treatment is recommended. Be sure to sign up for the Alle rewards program where you can get discounts on Botox and other treatments. Some people’s bodies metabolize Botox faster and their results don’t last as long. Some other people have the opposite reaction and their results last longer than average. Also, if you receive a lower dose, your results will not last as long so you’ll need a maintenance treatment more quickly.

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