When Should I Start Botox?

Botox has never slowed down in popularity. In fact, it’s such a common treatment that people are getting started with Botox younger and younger as a preventative measure to aging. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there’s been an increase in 40.6% in Botox injections over the past half-decade. So when is the best time to start Botox? Well, it really depends on what your goals are.

Age Might Not Matter Much

It may come as a surprise but there isn’t a magical age that people should start getting Botox. It varies from person to person. In years past, it seemed like it was mostly women in their 40s and 50s getting Botox but the trend has skewed lower to using Botox as a preventative measure. No matter when you start getting Botox, it will work the same way. Botox works by temporarily weakening the muscles that create dynamic lines which then eventually turn into static lines or wrinkles.

Pair Botox With Other Fillers For Best Results

If you didn’t start getting Botox in your 20s or 30s and are now facing a lot of static lines, you may want to pair Botox with other fillers for a more significant change. If you want to help plump up deep creases or static lines a hyaluronic acid filler can help with that. If you are more focused on making lines shallower, laser resurfacing might be worth looking into. The best thing about adding on these treatments is that they help to stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production. Collagen is the naturally occurring substance that helps to plump and firm your skin. This means if your collagen goes up on its own then you can hopefully cut back on Botox maintenance in the long run.

Ultimately It’s Up To You

No matter when you decide to start getting Botox, there’s a way to get the look you’re going for. Whether you started early as a preventative measure, or you waited until later on in life, Botox can work its magic whenever you so choose, it just might take a few more treatments to get the results you want.

If you think now is the time to start Botox, we’d love to get you started on your Botox journey. Schedule an appointment with Watterson Plastic Surgery today by calling 801-571-2020.

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