If you are searching for a quick way to delay the aging process without surgery, Botox® injections can help. At Renew MD, we offer Botox® treatments that can quickly turn back the clock on moderate signs of aging. But what is the best age to begin Botox®? This guide will help you determine the right age to start Botox® treatments.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® injections are cosmetic treatments made by a toxin created by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is safe when purified and used in small amounts by licensed registered nurses like the ones at Renew MD. Some healthcare providers use Botox® to treat a variety of medical conditions. However, Botox® has become a popular procedure for cosmetic purposes.
What Is the Best Age for Botox®?
There is no definitive answer, as everyone ages differently and has different aesthetic goals.
However, the FDA has approved Botox® for patients 18 or older. Some patients may opt for Botox® to reverse and pause the signs of aging.
However, Botox® is not just for older patients with apparent aging signs. Many younger patients may use Botox® injections to prevent early signs of aging. Several patients start Botox® treatments in their mid-20s and 30s to prevent lines and folds from becoming more visible or to delay the aging process.
As you can see, deciding the perfect time to get Botox® is completely up to you. If you have facial lines or folds that truly bother you and affect your self-confidence, you are at the best age to receive Botox®.
How Do Botox® Injections Work?
To reduce discomfort and pain from injections, your provider may apply a numbing cream to your face a few minutes before your procedure.
Next, one of our injection specialists at Renew MD will inject Botox® into different areas of your face you wish to improve. The Botox® injections will temporarily paralyze and relax your facial muscles to stop them from contracting, making your wrinkles less visible. It will also prevent visible signs of aging from developing. The amount of units of Botox® you will need will depend on where the treatment is injected.
After your Botox® session, you won’t need downtime, meaning you can resume your daily activities immediately.
At Renew MD, we offer Botox injections with several benefits:
- Requires little to no downtime
- Smooths out fine lines, wrinkles, and forehead lines
- Procedure is minimally-invasive with no incisions necessary
- Procedure is fast
- Botox® results are visible within seven to ten days of the procedure
Am I a Candidate for Botox®?
If you are 18 or older and have good physical health, you may be a good candidate for Botox®. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have skin infections, or have muscle weakness problems are not suitable candidates for Botox® injections.
Take the Next Step
If you’d like to learn more about Botox®, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with Renew MD in Reno, Nevada. Call us at (775) 852-4500 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!