Botox has become a widely sought after medical treatment. Botox being a prescription only medicine should only be performed by a medical professional with the appropriate training and experience.
Many people still question when the ‘right’ time is to have Botox treatment. The question asked is “How old should I be to have Botox?” There is one definite answer which is that you would need to be over 18 years old to be treated with Botox.
People and their skin age according to genetic, dietary and environmental factors. Some individuals choose to have Botox treatment in their 20s but a lot of men and women really start to notice a difference to their appearance in their 30s.
In your 30s the toll of chronological ageing, the effect of the environment in particular sun damage and three decades of poor diet start to show on your face. A once flawless, smooth complexion has slowly turned into a complexion with fine lines and wrinkles which do not disappear when your expression disappears and by your late 30s some deeper set grooves become pronounced.
This is the reason a lot of individuals who are many years away from any surgical procedure choose to have Botox. Botox has its benefits of being non-invasive, temporary and majority of people can go straight back to work after the treatment has been administered.
When injected into the target muscle by your doctor, Botox works by temporarily blocking the nerve signal which then relaxes the muscle. The result is a smoother look to the face reducing the amount of wrinkles appearing on the face.
Patients in their early 30s tend to have their upper face treated with Botox The areas treated mainly are:
- the forehead lines, these lines run horizontally across the forehead
- the frown lines, the angry number 11 lines in between the eyebrows
- the crows feet, the smile lines which lie at the corners of the eyes
Some women who are concerned with a very masculine, square jawline may choose to have their jaws/masseter muscles treated which results in a more tapered, slender jawline.
Generally, having these areas treated with Botox in your 30s tends to bring back the youthful, fresher, smoother look which was lost in your 20s and most people start to pay more attention to their skin care regime and make Botox treatment with their doctor a highlight every 3-4 months.