What Age Should I Start BOTOX®?

Are you ready to get rid of fine lines? BOTOX® is FDA-approved for patients 18 years old and over, but many don’t start treatments until later. Patients are generally recommended to begin BOTOX treatments at the first signs of fine lines, typically in the late 20s and early 30s. While you may not have noticeable wrinkles to worry about at that age, starting treatment at a younger age can help you maintain your youthful appearance for longer. This process is known as preventative BOTOX.

Keep reading to learn more about how preventative BOTOX works and discover if it’s the right choice for you.

What Is Preventative Botox?

Preventative BOTOX is the process of receiving injections early before fine lines and wrinkles develop. While BOTOX can be beneficial later in life, it’s more effective early on, providing a foundation for long-lasting, youthful skin.

One of our skilled dermatologists can provide insight into when the right time to start is based on your goals. When you visit our office, we can examine your skin and note what areas are beginning to show creasing when the muscles are relaxed. This can provide an idea of what areas of the face may benefit from preventative BOTOX treatments.

It’s Not Necessarily About Age

The right time to start using BOTOX or other preventative aging strategies isn’t about a specific age. Instead, it is about the changes that occur in your skin. Factors like weight loss and gain, genetics, and environmental exposures can impact how the skin ages.

If you are in your mid to late 20s and your dermatologist does not see any signs of fine lines appearing, they may recommend waiting a few more years before beginning BOTOX. However, if someone the same age is beginning to show signs of creasing, they may recommend BOTOX treatments right away.

Set Up a Consultation With Our Cosmetic Surgeon Today

If you are interested in starting BOTOX but are still determining if now is the right time, consider speaking with a dermatologist at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills.

Set up a consultation for preventative BOTOX in Short Hills or Morris Plains, NJ, to learn more about your treatment options. Call 973-232-6245 or fill out an appointment request online.

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