With Botox treatments becoming more readily available, people have started to look at them as a way of not only treating wrinkles but also preventing them in the first place. People are beginning treatments at a younger age to prevent those lines from setting in in the first place.
So, what is a good age to get Botox then?
To start off with, you need to understand that botox treatments can be useful in preventing wrinkles from forming if you go for regular treatments. Think of it like you would your eye cream, for example – if you want to see results, you have to apply it regularly.
So, when do you start getting preventative Botox injections?
Botox in Your 20’s
You can start as early as you like but, generally speaking, you do not need it if you are in your early twenties. Your skin will usually still be thick enough and have enough volume to prevent wrinkles forming.
Collagen production is also good at this age, and so it shouldn’t be necessary to have preventative injections until your late twenties as long as you take excellent care of your skin.
Botox in Your 30’s
This is when you need to start considering preventative measures because your skin starts to lose volume and begins to get a lot thinner. Collagen production also slows down when compared to your 20’s. This is the perfect time to start because it will prevent any creases getting a chance to set in.
Botox in Your 40’s
By now collagen production in the skin has significantly slowed down, and your skin is not as easily able to recover as it once was. If you have not started treatments, you will have started to see creases developing and becoming more imprinted. It is still not too late at this stage, however.
Age Is Not Always The Factor
There are a lot more factors to consider than just your chronological age. The way your own skin ages will depend on a range of different factors like genetics, the color of your skin, how much sun damage there is and how well you have taken care of it.
How well have your parents aged? When did they start to develop wrinkles? Have you been looking after your skin – did you know, for example, that we should all start using a good eye cream in our early twenties?
Are you a smoker? Do you follow a healthy diet? All of this can impact the health of your skin. The healthier your skin is, the better it should age, so it pays to start taking care of it as early as you can.
What it really boils down to is a personal choice for each individual – if you look in the mirror and start seeing lines forming, you can start to do something about them as early as you like.
The key, as with any anti-aging treatment, is to choose the right person to perform the procedure and to maintain it with regular follow-up treatments.