Does age matter when considering cosmetic treatments? A common question is “when should I start?” The aging process affects everyone differently. Several factors, including genetics, diet, exercise, rest, and sun exposure, can influence the way our skin ages. There is no “one size fits all” answer to the question “when should I start?”, and there is no right or wrong age to start.
Many facial cosmetics offices offer Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, which are all botulinum toxins. A botulinum toxin blocks nerve signals to the muscle where it is injected. It is used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. In adults, these products temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
Our faces get lines and wrinkles due to the natural expressions we make using the muscles beneath our skin. The earlier you begin these treatments, the better the results will be. People start forming lines on their faces in their twenties or thirties, which is why it is a good idea to start Botox and fillers at a young age. It will both prevent new lines from forming and keep existing lines from worsening. If you decide to begin treatment later in life, treatment can still reduce your lines and prevent them from becoming worse.
As we age, our faces lose volume and our soft tissues move downward. In addition to lifting and volumizing the aging face, fillers also reduce deeper lines. Many people find fillers helpful in their thirties or forties, but younger people may benefit from them if they are used to accentuate their youthful features. Fillers can be highly effective at any age. Older individuals may benefit more from fillers under the eyes and around the mouth, or where there is more volume loss due to aging.
Whenever you notice fine lines starting to appear, it’s time to start your treatments. A preventative Botox treatment can eliminate those earliest fine lines before they become wrinkles. When people wait for wrinkles to appear before they seek treatment, they miss the opportunity to prevent them. Almost all experts agree that patients in their late twenties and early thirties are a great age to begin treatment. Injecting the muscles around the mouth, eyes, and eyebrows before they develop wrinkles prevents them from occurring.
There is no such thing as the right time to begin Botox or fillers. Starting earlier than in your mid-twenties may be too early. Certain wrinkles are genetic, so if you notice fine lines or wrinkles in your older relatives, you may want to start treatment sooner rather than later. When you begin early, you keep the muscles weak, so you won’t need as many treatments when you get older. Even if you are already older, you can still benefit! Contact our facial cosmetics office today for your next cosmetic appointment.