What age is the right age to start Botox?

Botox injections are very popular, and for good reason – there are many benefits to this effective, noninvasive procedure. But nowadays Botox isn’t just popular among older people. People are getting Botox at younger ages. Are you wondering if you are at the right age to start Botox?

Botox basics

Botox is made from the botulinum toxin. Injecting a toxin into your skin may not sound like a very good idea, but it is actually very safe when used correctly, and the procedure is FDA approved. It works by blocking the signals between the muscles and the nerves, which causes wrinkles to relax and smooth out. It is well-known for reducing wrinkles, but it can also help with medical issues, such as bladder problems and migraines.

Patients love Botox because of its many benefits. It only takes a few minutes and there is no downtime afterward – many patients have their Botox appointments during their lunch hour and then get right back to work. It can reduce wrinkles and make you look younger, and these results can last for months. It is less hassle and much less expensive than getting a facelift or another cosmetic surgery procedure. There are very few possible side effects, and these are very mild.

When should you start getting Botox?

Botox is approved for patients who are at least 18 years old. Most experts will say that the mid- to late 20s or early 30s is a good time to start Botox. Some patients want to get Botox to prevent wrinkles and lines from ever forming, to “slow down” the action of the muscles causing wrinkles; others wait until they start to notice lines starting to appear.

Getting “preventative” Botox can weaken the muscles, and this can mean that if you start getting Botox at a younger age, you may need less of it when you get older. The effects of the injections can last longer and you’ll need fewer Botox injections.

Are you considering Botox but wondering if it’s right for you? Call Iorio Plastic Surgery! Call the office in Holmdel and Colts Neck, New Jersey, at 732-780-9191 or the office in Brick, New Jersey, at 732-458-7400 today!

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