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Botox is a fantastic way to revitalise your skin and take years off your appearance. Many people get Botox to get rid of the fine lines around their eyes, on their foreheads and around their mouths, usually later in their lives when wrinkles are starting to set in. But an increasing number of younger people are now seeking preventative Botox, from ages as young as twenty-five. How young is too young when it comes to Botox, and is prevention better than cure when it comes to wrinkles?
Around five years ago, doctors say the youngest patients seeking Botox were generally in their late thirties, and just starting to see those first few wrinkles. But now, younger women are trying to stay a step ahead, getting Botox before the wrinkles start to set in. Is this an effective way to maintain a youthful appearance?
It appears that it could be. Preventative Botox can actually ‘retrain’ facial muscles, helping them to age more evenly. So if you have a particular problem area, such as your forehead or around your eyes, a dose of preventative Botox could help to strengthen the skin and the muscles beneath, reducing the appearance of wrinkles in the future.
Of course, there are many factors which come into play when considering whether you need to start Botox at a younger age. A woman aged twenty-five who has smoked and used sunbeds for more of her life might actually want Botox more than a woman at thirty-five who has looked after her skin.
Genetics obviously play an important role too – if your family have a history of developing wrinkles at an early age, perhaps it’s worth trying to get ahead of it with some preventative Botox. If you’re someone who has a very expressive face or who spends a lot of time frowning, smiling, squinting or otherwise scrunching up your features, you may also be a prime candidate for an early Botox intervention.
However, it’s important that any use of Botox in your younger years is sparing. Too many Botox injections at a young age can cause problems later in life. Over-injecting the forehead region can cause brow heaviness that wouldn’t have occurred if it weren’t for the Botox.
It’s a similar situation around the eyes. If your crow’s feet or smile lines are treated too much too soon, it can cause the edges of the eyes to flatten, causing a slightly unnatural look. The effects of Botox are generally reversible as it fades away, but it can take longer than the usual three or four months is takes for Botox to wear off in most cases.
So should you be getting preventative Botox? The answer, as it so often is in the world of beauty and cosmetics, is that it depends entirely on your own circumstances. Get in touch with the team here at Brixworth Laser & Skincare on 01604 880293 or email email@example.com to book a free consultation for an in-depth consultation on your options regarding fillers, Botox and other treatments that can help you maintain a youthful look.