There is no doubt that Botox Cosmetic® has become increasingly mainstream, but lately there has been a popularity shift in who is actually seeking out this anti-aging treatment.
There were over six million injections of Botox administered to female patients last year, making it one of the most highly sought after anti-aging cosmetic treatments. However, lately there has been a change in the people seeking out the preventative benefits as more and more 20-somethings look to hold off signs of aging for as long as possible.
Think about what happens when you wear one of your shirts. When you take it off the hanger, it is perfectly ironed and smooth right? Well as you go about your day, wrinkles and creases begin to form in the fabric from repeated movements like bending your arms, sitting down and standing up, and a long list of other things. Your skin works in a similar way. Smiling, laughing, and squinting are repeated movements of the face that will eventually lead to dynamic wrinkles over time. With preventative Botox treatments, the initial folding doesn’t happen as often and is less severe.
When is a Good Time to Begin Botox?
The younger generation’s intrigue with Botox and its ability to treat the signs of aging without surgery is perceived as a preventative solution. Just last month one of FOX’s hit TV show, Glee‘s young actresses had received Botox injections because she was looking to “prevent getting wrinkles.”
A good time to begin facial rejuvenation is in your 20s, when lines begin to persist. Botox helps soften your expressions, relaxing the overworked muscles that eventually leave behind dynamic wrinkles. With as little as 2 to 4 injections per year, Botox can help to work against these signs of aging.
MAKING A DECISION
Whether Botox is worthwhile at keeping dynamic wrinkles at bay or effective for correcting the already set-in creases is up to you and your plastic surgeon.
But, keep in mind that plastic surgeons have the experience and advanced knowledge when it comes to administering Botox injections. They are better skilled at determining the depth of your muscle structure relative to your facial features and can ensure a safe and effective treatment with ease and comfort no matter your age.
So if you feel that you are ready to start talking about Botox, contact your board-certified plastic surgeon for their professional opinion.