How Early Is Too Early for BOTOX®?
One of the most common questions cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and expert injectors receive is “When is the right time to get BOTOX®?” Even if you’re in your 20s or 30s, there’s no wrong time to pursue BOTOX®, and here’s why. The earlier you start getting BOTOX® injections, the more you’ll increase your likelihood of stopping the progression of wrinkles and fine lines in their tracks — before they’ve had the chance to settle and imprint into your skin. We often call this strategy pre-rejuvenation.
By starting your injectable treatments early in life, you avoid the risk of these lines developing at all. Instead of using BOTOX® to fix existing wrinkles, sagging, or fine lines, you can start using the benefits of BOTOX® at a younger age to avoid signs of premature aging.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
The warm, lively, and spirited people of New Orleans don’t have to be in their 40s or 50s to consider BOTOX® treatments. It provides benefits for people at many stages of life. BOTOX® is an FDA-approved wrinkle fighter that derives from a purified strain of botulinum toxin type A. When injected at strategic points, it temporarily blocks the nerve signals that cause facial muscles to contract. It is safe and highly effective when administered in controlled doses by a licensed specialist.
What Is The Best Age to Consider BOTOX®?
Adults as young as 18 can start BOTOX® injections if they are struggling with signs of premature wrinkles or fine lines. At Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center in New Orleans, LA, we first assess each patient and recommend the best treatment plan to get their desired results. For some men and women, this means starting BOTOX® treatments in their 20s and 30s as a preventive measure if they want to get a head start on aging gracefully.
When Can I Start BOTOX® Treatments?
Since everyone ages at different rates due to various environmental and lifestyle factors, there’s no specific deadline that dictates when patients can start enjoying their natural BOTOX® results. However, the most critical part of this cosmetic treatment is finding a qualified injector to perform it.
Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center is the premier destination for cosmetic dermatology in New Orleans. Our board-certified cosmetic dermatologists specialize in BOTOX® and are always dedicated in providing exceptional care and advancing the field of dermatology.
Treatment sessions at Être Cosmetic Dermatology take about 30 minutes and can even take place on your lunch break. First, we apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment areas to help eliminate any discomfort. We’ll mark the target locations, then inject the BOTOX® using a small, fine needle.
Side effects of BOTOX® are minor when you choose a licensed professional to provide your treatment. You may experience some redness at or near the injection site. We advise avoiding strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after your BOTOX® session. Results typically take about 48 hours to become noticeable and last for three to five months, depending on how your body metabolizes the product.
Schedule Your BOTOX® Appointment in New Orleans Today!
It’s never too soon to start BOTOX® treatments. Don’t hesitate to schedule your consultation with us by calling (502) 227-3873 or contact us online through our convenient website portal. We look forward to helping you reach your aesthetic goals.