What Age Should I Start Getting BOTOX® Cosmetic?

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BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for patients 18 and older. If you’re old enough to receive the treatment, it’s never too early to start. Your body starts its aging process during your mid-20s. Don’t wait to begin anti-aging treatments until you can see wrinkles and lines.

At Kramer Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Kramer and our injectables team have decades of experience using BOTOX® Cosmetic to help patients reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Read on to learn more about the aging process and why you should use BOTOX® Cosmetic as a preventative treatment.

What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Do For Me?

BOTOX® Cosmetic can treat issues such as:

  • Forehead lines
  • Lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet
  • Laugh lines
  • Frown lines

How Do Wrinkles and Lines Form?

There are many reasons why wrinkles and lines form in your skin. One is the age-related decline in the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, two compounds that help keep your skin elastic and hydrated. BOTOX® Cosmetic doesn’t address these issues, though Dr. Kramer offers numerous dermal filler options that can.

BOTOX® Cosmetic can treat the other primary cause of lines and wrinkles: the daily, repetitive actions such as laughing, smiling, frowning, furrowing your brow, squinting, and any other motion your face makes frequently.

Your skin wrinkles every time you make these motions. Over time, as your skin weakens, it loses the ability to “bounce back” from those wrinkles, and they become more and more pronounced.

Preventative BOTOX® Cosmetic is effective because these aging processes don’t suddenly start when you turn 50. Instead, aging is a cumulative and continuous progression that starts in your mid-20s. That’s when your production of collagen and hyaluronic acid begins to decline. And that’s when, if you squint or furrow your brow often, you’ll start to see lines form permanently on your face.

What Can Preventative BOTOX® Cosmetic Do?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that relaxes wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that control the motions that cause wrinkles. Every time you smile, frown, laugh, furrow your brow, or squint, your brain sends a signal through your nervous system, the signal reaches the muscle that controls that action, and you do it.

BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks those signals from reaching your muscles. That prevents those wrinkle-forming motions from happening subconsciously. Crucially, it doesn’t affect your ability to use those muscles consciously for actions like speaking, eating, and chewing.

If you use BOTOX® Cosmetic starting in your mid-20s, when the aging process begins, you can stay ahead of the aging curve. BOTOX® Cosmetic can not only improve the appearance of wrinkles but also prevent wrinkles and lines from forming.

Schedule Your Boise BOTOX® Cosmetic Consultation Today

Dr. Kramer and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve the appearance you desire. BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce or prevent wrinkles and fine lines on your face. It can add years of youth to the way you look.

Dr. Kramer serves Boise and nearby areas of Idaho. Call (208) 344-4900 today to schedule a consultation.