At What Age Should I Consider BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Dr. Kevin Johnson’s Advanced Aesthetics

BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today. According to 2009 statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (the most recent available), 4.7 million BOTOX treatments were performed last year. At my office, one question I often get is “Am I too young to consider a BOTOX treatment?”
There is no magic age when a person suddenly could benefit from BOTOX. Every person is different; some are genetically predisposed to develop wrinkles and lines earlier, while others may not experience wrinkles until later in life. It can be said that in general, it is very rare for women and men in their 20s to have enough wrinkling to warrant a BOTOX treatment.
For those who are candidates for BOTOX, my Spokane and Coeur d’Alene patients may see improvements in facial imperfections including:

  • Forehead creases
  • Crow’s feet”
  • Wrinkles by the eyes and nose

What’s more, BOTOX treatments are fast and easy — typically lasting just 15 to 30 minutes, and women and men are able to return to their everyday activities immediately after. This makes the procedure a great option for women and men who are on-the-go and have little time to spare.
So put your age aside when thinking about BOTOX — it really is just a number. Focus on whether you would like to improve or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and whether those wrinkles are the type BOTOX treats. For wrinkles on the lower part of the face, an injectable filler may be a better option.
What are your thoughts on BOTOX? Have you considered the procedure?

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