When should I start Botox® ?
April 5, 2022
What is Botox® ?
Botox®, Dysport®, & Xeomin® are all neuromodulators that are FDA approved to treat a plethora of medical and cosmetic conditions. Highly esteemed for its cosmetic use, Botox® can be used in small doses to temporarily reduce or eliminate facial lines and wrinkles.
How Botox® Works?
Injections of Botox® work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles in the face, or by blocking specific nerves. By stopping nerve signals, facial muscles are unable to contract, which prevents any undesired wrinkles or lines from forming. Common wrinkles that are targeted by Botox® injections are:
Any facial movement, whether it’s laughing, squinting, or frowning, can eventually cause wrinkles and lines to appear on the face due to the repetitive folding of the skin. Doctors have noticed that by injecting Botox® earlier in life, you can prevent these lines from forming in the first place, rather than trying to repair them after they have already appeared.
When Should I Start Botox® ?
Whenever you begin to notice or be bothered by emerging frown lines, crow’s feet, or any developing wrinkles, that is the optimal time to begin preventative Botox® treatment. Most often, patients are in their late 20s to early 30s before there are any lines prominent enough to treat.
Today, Botox® is a commonplace, simple treatment for both men and women, with “Botox” rapidly on the rise. Since Botox® is a noninvasive treatment, it is considerably more affordable than plastic surgery and leaves a naturally refreshed and youthful complexion.
Our experienced medical practitioners are highly trained in administering Botox® and for a variety of purposes. If you are considering Botox® injections, book an appointment with a professional at
Ithaca Medical Aesthetics today to learn more!
During the consultation, your provider will be able to determine the best treatment plan to address your aesthetic goals and outline next steps for optimal results.