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How Young is too Young For Botox?

Botox is becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure amongst patients in their 20s. If this is something you are considering, here’s everything you need to know about the pros and cons of preventative Botox.

Botox has become the most widely used anti-ageing treatment in Edmonton, and worldwide. When injected into the skin, this purified neurotoxin works to temporarily relax your facial muscles and eliminate any unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. 

Compared to more invasive cosmetic surgeries, such as facelifts, Botox provides patients with many benefits, including:

  • Lower costs
  • Shorter recovery periods
  • No surgical risks and very few side effects
  • Long-lasting and excellent results

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Preventative Botox: At What Age Should You Start Using This Cosmetic Injectable?

Many people develop signs of ageing early on. Everyday facial movements can lead to forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, frown lines, or smile lines. If you are in your 20s and are beginning to notice these early signs of ageing, Botox could be a great treatment for you.

3 Benefits of Preventative Botox

When performed by a skilled professional, Botox is an extremely safe and minimally invasive anti-ageing treatment. The procedure typically takes approximately 15 minutes, making it a great option for younger patients with busier lifestyles.

Some of the great benefits of preventative botox include: 

  • It can prevent collagen loss. As we age, we lose collagen and skin elasticity, causing our skin to sag. This process can begin at the age of 20, but by starting Botox treatments early, you may be able to slow the process down. This will allow you to enjoy a more youthful, wrinkle-free appearance for longer. 

  • It delays the appearance of wrinkles. Due to the natural quality of their skin, some young patients find that they develop wrinkles and facial lines early on. If this is the case, you can help delay the process by using Botox, as this will inhibit your ability to make the expressions that lead to the wrinkles in the first place. 

  • Lower long-term costs. Deciding to begin Botox treatments early on could mean that you will need them less in the future. Because the muscles of your upper face are impacted by Botox, many patients who start early, require less frequent touch-ups as they age.

Cons of Using Preventative Botox

Just because Botox is a safe and effective anti-ageing treatment, doesn’t mean you have to opt for it, especially if it isn’t appropriate for your needs. Before you decide whether or not this treatment is right for you, you must keep in mind that there are some drawbacks to using Botox when you’re younger.

Some disadvantages of using Botox at a younger age are:

  • You’ll see less dramatic results. Naturally, the younger you are, the fewer wrinkles you’ll have, so the effects of a Botox treatment in your 20s, compared to the results you’ll see in your 30s and 40s, will be minimal. 
  • Botox treatments require financial commitment and time. While the results of Botox are great, they only last for 12 weeks, and regular treatments are needed, which requires a significant investment in terms of cost and time.


How Will I Know if Preventative Botox is Right For Me?

Before you decide on any cosmetic procedure, it’s important to book a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon or skin care professional to ensure that the treatment is safe and right for you.

To find out more about using Botox in your 20s, and whether this option is right for you, contact our Edmonton clinic today at 780-481-9772 or book an appointment online.

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