Botox cosmetic is the number one choice in wrinkle reduction; procedures have increased by more than 750% since 2000. More and more people are learning what these tiny injections can do, from older patients erasing years off their appearance, to twenty-something’s looking to prevent lines before they even form. Here is what you need to know about the wrinkle-buster at any age.
What Everyone Should Know Now:
Botox Cosmetic has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and effective treatment for patients 18 to 65. Made from botulin toxin, Botox temporarily paralyzes targeted muscles by blocking nerve impulses that trigger contractions. As muscles release, wrinkles are softened and disappear. Ceasing repetitive expressions will help keep facial lines from forming. The benefits of Botox Cosmetic will appear about two to three weeks after the injections, and will then last for three months.
What You Should Know In Your 20s:
Repetitive facial expressions cause the formation of fine lines and deep creases. Although most women will not have any wrinkles during this decade, opting for Botox Cosmetic in your twenties can actually keep wrinkles from forming. Worried that Botox this young will result in an unnatural appearance? At this stage, Botox can be used superficially, and not deep under the skin where the over-effect normally occurs.
What You Should Know In Your 30s:
It is in your 30s that the early signs of aging may begin to appear. Botox can soften the fine lines between your eyebrows and along the edges of the eyes, providing a subtle enhancement. The face will look natural, the first signs of aging will be held at bay, and repeat visits may can even be pushed a little longer than three months apart.
What You Should Know in Your 40s:
Once the 40s hit, your skin is changing rapidly, and that means more obvious wrinkles. If you have never had any Botox, your muscles have been expressively contracting for a long time. Lines will have begun to etch themselves into your appearance. Beginning Botox Cosmetic at this time can take years off of your appearance, but due to the changes in skin quality and resilience, your appearance may still not be perfectly smooth. Adding complimentary procedures, like dermal fillers, may provide optimal results.
What You Should Know in Your 50s and Beyond:
Age does not limit Botox injections, but medical conditions can, such as skin disorders, neuromuscular disease, certain medications. Older women may notice that Botox Cosmetic is not as effective as it once was on line caused by repetitive movements. That is because lines are further compounded by the weight of lax facial skin. Together with your cosmetic surgeon, a regime of fillers, laser resurfacing, and Thermage can augment the benefits of Botox to create a smooth, rejuvenated appearance.
The bottom line: Botox Cosmetic can help you look younger and more finished at any age. Are you ready to know more? Contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutiqu at 281.407.9549 with your Botox questions, or to schedule a free consultation with our talented nurse injector. Mirror Mirror is located on Richmond Avenue. With private, off the street parking, getting in and out is easy. Best of all, drop-ins are always welcome!