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When is The Right Age to Have Botox Treatments?

Edmonton Botox
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  • April 27, 2017

Considering Botox skin treatments? Whether you are in your 20s, 40s or 60s, these injectables can provide safe, yet dramatic, anti-aging results to instantly rejuvenate your appearance.

A few decades ago, the best solution to unwanted wrinkles and sagging skin was a facelift. While this traditional surgical option is still a very successful way of turning back the years, it is no longer the only option.


With advances being made in anti-aging skin treatments, the need for traditional facelifts has reduced. There are a variety of non-invasive alternatives, such as Botox, that deliver youthful results comparable to surgery, minus the risks and considerable downtime.

Some of the benefits of these minimally invasive skin treatments include:

  • Short procedure times
  • Minimal side-effects
  • No surgical risks
  • No associated downtime
  • Dramatic yet natural-looking results

If you have any aging concerns but are not yet ready for the costs and risks of a facelift, our Edmonton clinic offers customized non-surgical skin treatments to meet all your aesthetic needs.

 

At What Age Can I Use Botox Treatments?

Millions of people have used Botox since it was FDA approved (2002.) While the vast majority of patients were in their 40s and 50s, Botox skin treatments are now becoming more popular among people in their early 20s as well as patients late into their 70s.

While there aren’t any age limits to Botox use, there are different reasons why patients at each end of the age spectrum may want to carefully consider getting these skin treatments.

Botox in Your 20s

While some patients in their 20s may be worried about newly developed fine lines, most people at this age are seeking Botox treatments for preventative purposes.

Some of the benefits of beginning Botox early include:

  • Slows Wrinkle Development: Starting Botox skin treatments in your 20s may help to delay the appearance of wrinkles on your brow and around your eyes by temporarily inhibiting your ability to make the facial movements that lead to their development.
  • Fewer Skin Treatments in the Future: Opting for Botox treatments earlier on in life may mean that you use them less as you get older. Because the muscles of your upper face are impacted by Botox, many patients find they require fewer ‘touch ups’ after multiple treatments.

Botox in Your 30s

  • This is the time when you will normally start noticing some fine lines developing between your brows and around your eye area.
  • At this age, you may only be looking to get the skin treatment for a particular event, such as your wedding. Botox can provide incredible results by relaxing facial muscles and temporarily restricting their movement, which means the wrinkles will smooth out for your big day.
 

Botox in Your 40s-50s

At this age, your skin is thinning more rapidly and so any unwanted lines or wrinkles are far more obvious. Botox skin treatments are a great alternative to a more extensive surgical facelift and can be used to successfully treat:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Lip lines
  • Drooping eyelids and brow

Note: While the results of Botox are long-lasting, they aren’t permanent and repeat treatments will be required every 3-4 months for the best results.

Botox in Your 70s

  • If you begin using effective skin treatments to address your aging issues early on, you may not have to have a full facelift by the time you hit your 60s-70s.
  • Looking to avoid the costs and surgical risks of a facelift? Botox skin treatments can help decrease any excess muscle movement, keeping your face more youthful and refreshed as you age.
 

Call Today

To find out more about our anti-aging procedures including facelifts and Botox skin treatments, contact Dr. Ladak today at 780-407-6691.


Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.


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