Botox® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to prevent their movement. For cosmetic purposes, stopping the activity of facial muscles prevents the appearance of lines and wrinkles over time. But while most people assume that Botox is only for patients who are experiencing severe signs of aging, the truth is, it can be used preventatively.
Botox in Your 20s
Getting Botox in your 20s may be the last treatment option to cross your mind. Higher-quality skin care products and treating yourself to the occasional facial or dermaplane may be part of your routine—but Botox? If you’ve considered it and thought, “Maybe when I’m older,” you may be surprised at how it can benefit you early on.
At the age of 20-something, you likely haven’t noticed deep lines or wrinkles on your face. But if there are faint signs of them beginning to form, preventative Botox may help hit the pause button! Preventing the contractions of facial muscles in your 20s stops aging in its tracks, which means there will be less chance of developing deep, more severe wrinkles and lines as you age.
Botox in Your 30s
In your 30s, it’s more likely to notice the formation of lines and wrinkles—and a change in your overall facial appearance. The most common imperfections that patients experience at this age are forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows (number 11 lines) and smile lines at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet).
Receiving Botox in your 30s is an ideal choice because, though you are noticing signs of aging, these lines and wrinkles are typically not too severe to treat. If you choose to address them early on, there’s plenty of time to improve their appearance. However, waiting until your 40s for Botox can be risky. At this age, these signs of aging have likely worsened, becoming deeper and more difficult to reverse. Therefore, Botox in your 30s is the best option.
Botox | Palo Alto Laser & Skin Care
No matter your age, our skin experts can help you address unwanted lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging! Schedule your free consultation by calling 650.565.8683 to learn if Botox is right for you, or if we can recommend a treatment option that’s a better fit. Plus, check in on our monthly specials for exclusive deals on our treatment options!