When’s the right time to get Botox? One Cosmetic Surgeon tells all

1 September 2015

Having Botox is a great way to prevent wrinkles – and that’s the reason it’s so popular among many twenty-something year olds. But according to one Cosmetic Surgeon, it may be prudent to wait until you’re 30 or even 40 years old before getting the treatment.

Los Angeles-based Cosmetic Surgeon Karan Dhir said: “Botox can help prevent deep imprinted lines that we call wrinkles because of the effect of relaxing the muscles that can crease the skin.

“Patients in their twenties have sufficient volume and thickness of the facial skin. It can withstand the folding and creasing forces of the underlying muscle. The skin begins to lose volume and thins notably between the ages of 30 and 40. This, in my opinion, is the time to begin Botox treatments – right before the creases have an opportunity to become deeply imprinted.”

Despite this, various factors including sun exposure, skin colour and genetics can play a part in how fast your skin visibly ages – and Botox is a successful solution for turning back the clock, whether you’re 20 or 40.

The main thing to remember is that Botox is not permanent; it’s a commitment. Having the treatment from a younger age can help to weaken facial muscles, meaning you may not need to get Botox as regularly when you’re older.

Ensuring you choose the right expert is key. It can make all the difference between looking rejuvenated and natural or looking as though you’ve obviously had treatment.

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