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When Is the Right Time to Get Botox?

Brian D. Cohen, MD discusses when exactly is the right time to get botox treatment.

There’s a reason Botox is so popular in New York: it works! As the average age of individuals requesting Botox keeps decreasing, there’s a lot of talk about the “right” time to have the treatment. More and more, men and women in their 20s and 30s are asking for the procedure that was once marketed for middle-aged folks. We believe that the right time is whenever you worry about your fine lines and wrinkles impacting your life. Of course, people of different ages have different concerns. Here are a few examples of what skin issues start popping up when — and how they might impact your decision to get fillers. 

Late 20s, Early 30s

When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. In your second decade, you may start to notice that those fine lines and wrinkles stick around after the emotion passes. No matter how minimal your lines are, early Botox treatment can help them from getting worse faster than they need to. Some individuals also have genetically expected facial features that they are hoping to avoid. Recall your grandma’s intimidating forehead wrinkles or your dad’s permanent scowl? A little treatment can go a long way in preventing these family trademarks. 

40s

Around middle age, sun damage and other environmental factors can start to show up on your skin. In addition to dark spots, wrinkles can appear, larger than before. As your skin loses elasticity, these troublesome areas become more apparent. Botox is an ideal way to minimize these signs of aging in a quick, effective, and long-lasting way.

50s and older

Wrinkles become more defined with time, and it’s not unusual for people over the age of 50 to start thinking about treating them. Perhaps you are getting ready for retirement or planning for a major celebration, like a milestone birthday or anniversary. Regardless of the reasons, Botox can make an impact when more extensive lifts and tucks are not a viable solution. 

Regardless of the age you go for the procedure, the process is similar. First, we’ll have a discussion about your expectations. It’s important to keep a realistic mindset and understand both the advantages and limitations of injections. Using a very fine needle, we will inject Botox into the muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, treatment requires no anesthetic, and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work or resume your normal daily activities that same day.

No matter your age, you deserve a face that you are proud of and excited to show off. If you’re curious about what Botox can do for you, schedule a consultation today! We’d be happy to discuss your options.

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