Many women wonder if they should get Botox or if they should not. Even some men are asking this question. The most common age for Botox treatments is between the ages of 25 and 65 years old. Botox is approved by the FDA to reduce the appearance of the wrinkles.

Botox is the brand name, but many people think of it as a generic treatment according to MD, David Shafer who is a board-certified plastic surgeon as a contributor to The Naked Truth Skin Care. There are several products that work in similar ways. This includes the anti-wrinkles treatment Dysport and Xeomin. According to information from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 7 million Botox procedures were performed in 2016. Of those procedures, 126,500 were to people under 25 years old. Botox treatments are not determined by age. There are some ways to tell if you are ready for Botox.

You are ready if your wrinkles are deep set and your skin is thinning.

Many people see these signs in their late 30s or 40s. Botox will give the face a fresh look and reduce the appearance of these lines. If fine lines begin to appear, you can begin Botox. Once your wrinkles are deeper, and your skin has usually thinned by your 50s it may be too late to see a significant change.

You are not ready if you have a heavy brow.

Older patients may have foreheads with heavy wrinkles, and they need to be careful with Botox. They need the brows lifted so the eyes can open correctly. With Botox, the lids may get heavy, and the eyes may close. Some may have a cheeky smile, and the cheeks will look too puffy. Before having Botox, it is important to be examined by a licensed and qualified professional.

You are ready if you see wrinkles when you make facial expressions.

When you make some facial expressions, the wrinkles may appear and disappear when your face is still. Once they wrinkles stay on your face it can be time for treatment. Botox may reduce the depth of these wrinkles and stop them from becoming deeper.

You are not ready if your skin has a really aged appearance.

If you have these wrinkles even if your face is still Botox will not fully get rid of them. Once a person hits the age of 50, the fat in the face will begin to hang. The skin is thinner, and collagen cannot rebuild as easily. Botox is approved for those under the age of 65. People ages 70 and above will have better results with tightening lasers and collagen stimulation treatments.

You can have Botox if you want to improve the symmetry of your face.

If your eyebrows or smile are uneven Botox can help to relax one side of the face and give it a more symmetrical appearance. This is more complicated, but when it is done correctly, Botox can help. This is an advanced technique and should only be performed by a board-certified dermatology. This dermatology must have experience with Botox.

You are not ready if your expectations are unrealistic.

Many patients think that Botox is fully going to remove their wrinkles and will last forever. Botox will begin to wear off in 3 months. Many people are surprised by the cost of these treatments and do not want to pay the money for their desired results. Some people think they will get younger looking skin forever with some Botox. Their neck can still sag, and it will not fix every area on the face. Botox can work on the upper part of the face where the skin is close together.

You are ready if you want to get rid of your gummy smile.

While you do not need to get this treatment a gummy smile is described by a person whose upper teeth as well as their gum shows when they smile of a laugh. Botox can be used on the lower lip to cover more of the gums. Most people will need to get two injections below their nose and in a carefully selected location. This location will vary by each person’s anatomy. This is a procedure where the results will last from a couple of months to possibly a few years.


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