What age is the right age to start Botox? - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

What age is the right age to start Botox?


woman receiving botox treatmentBotox injections are a very popular cosmetic procedure – and it is one that is becoming more and more popular with the younger generation. You may be wondering what age is a good age to start Botox, and what are the advantages to getting it when you are younger?

What is Botox used for?

Botox is an injectable, and it is used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It works by blocking the signals that pass between the muscles and the nerves, which relaxes the muscles, which, in turn, relaxes the skin and smooths out lines. It is also used for medical problems such as lazy eye, migraines, and bladder issues.

Why is Botox so popular?

Botox has many advantages over a surgical procedure such as a facelift – it is less expensive, and of course it is much less hassle than having surgery. There is also much less downtime with Botox compared to a facelift. It only takes a few minutes, after which the patient can get right back to most normal activities. It may take a few days to see the effects of Botox. Botox also has very few possible side effects, although there may be some slight bruising.

When can patients start getting Botox?

Botox isn’t just for the older generation. Nowadays Botox users are younger – patients want to start it right when wrinkles are beginning to form. It is approved for patients who are at least 18, but most experts say that the mid-20s to early 30s is when Botox injections should begin. Starting Botox at an early age can actually mean you’ll need less Botox as you get older and the Botox you do get will last longer, as it weakens the muscles. However, you don’t want to go overboard on Botox, because getting too much can make you look older than you really are.

Are you wondering if you should start getting Botox injections? The staff at the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center can help you decide or can give you other options to help you get the results you are looking for. Call the Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center in Chester, New Jersey, today for an appointment, at (908) 879-2222!

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