Preventative Botox: What’s the Best Age to Start?

Botox patient smiling after receiving treatmentBotox is nothing new, but the age at which women and men are starting to receive treatments has shifted in recent years. Though it used to be more common for patients to wait until middle age to start Botox, some are choosing to begin preventative treatment as early as their mid-20s. However, there’s no one age that’s best for everyone, and there are good reasons to start at any age.

People Between the Ages of 18-29

For some, starting small doses of Botox in their early 20s is an effective way to minimize fine lines. This is particularly helpful for people who have spent a lot of time in the sun. It’s much more common for people to start thinking about Botox in their mid-to-late 20s, which is when they first notice that the fine lines that usually go away when their face is relaxed are becoming deeper.

People Between the Ages of 30-49

Most men and women start to consider regular Botox treatments in their 30s and 40s. This is often when people notice new and worsening wrinkles, such as forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Receiving periodic treatments at this stage can help prevent these problem areas from getting worse, which may reduce the need for Botox and other cosmetic procedures further down the line.

People Who Are 50 and Older

Some people with darker skin tones, ideal genetics, meticulous skin care routines, and a little bit of luck may not develop noticeable wrinkles until later in life. At this stage, wrinkles between the eyebrows and crow’s feet are some of the more common issues. It’s never too late to start receiving Botox treatments. Many patients who are 50 or older see noticeable benefits from injectable treatments.

If you’re considering Botox or other cosmetic services, the experienced professionals at The Dermatology Clinic can work with you to determine the best treatment options. With three locations across the Baton Rouge area, we can help you with a wide range of skin concerns. To schedule a consultation with us, call (225) 769-7546 or request an appointment online.

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