When should I start getting BOTOX injections?
You can start getting BOTOX even before you develop any wrinkles as a preventative measure, or when you notice lines and wrinkles starting to appear. The average age for people to start BOTOX treatments is in their 30s or 40s. As the skin ages and develops lines, wrinkles, and creases as a result of constant facial motions, BOTOX injections, when performed correctly, have a wonderful smoothing effect, leaving you looking youthful and refreshed. For superior results that appear natural, not frozen, ensure your BOTOX injections are performed by an expert.
Preventative uses of BOTOX for wrinkles
BOTOX prevents the constant facial muscle motions that create “dynamic wrinkles.” By slowing the wear on your skin from constant creasing, BOTOX can prevent the development of many facial lines and wrinkles. Many people are choosing to undergo BOTOX treatments in their 20s to ward off the development of facial wrinkles between the brows, on the forehead and around the eyes. These injections can keep your face looking smooth and wrinkle-free for years longer than nature dictates.
When will I notice the results from BOTOX?
The results from BOTOX injections develop gradually over three to seven days as the muscles become less and less active. The start of the smoothing effect appears at about three days after treatment. The optimal rejuvenating effect is achieved at two or three weeks after treatment. If you are planning on having BOTOX performed for a special occasion or event, then it is best to schedule your treatment at least two weeks prior to the event so you look your best. The time for BOTOX to take effect can vary depending on whether you are undergoing your first treatment or if you have regularly scheduled BOTOX injections.
How long do the results of a BOTOX treatment last?
The results of a BOTOX treatment can last between three to six months before fading. It is recommended to schedule another treatment before the results diminish so that you can maintain the smooth, more youthful look. You can schedule a treatment as soon as three months after the initial injections. This time in between treatments is necessary to allow you to enjoy the results of BOTOX without developing resistance to the active ingredient.
You may notice with regular treatments, only one or two treatments per year is all that is needed. Every person is different, but one thing is always true: BOTOX should only be injected by a true professional in the field of aesthetics, never at a cut-rate spa. Big discounts on BOTOX injections are dangerous, as counterfeit BOTOX exists and may have unknown health risks or produce results you regret.