Wrinkles are one of those things that you never want to have more of. Unfortunately, as we get older, developing new wrinkles is unavoidable. There are a number of over-the-counter treatments that promise to make your wrinkles disappear. However, the results they produce range between nonexistent and minimal. BOTOX® is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment on the market currently. The reason why millions of these treatments are performed every single year is because they work. This treatment has been proven to be an effective way to treat dynamic wrinkles, giving its users a smoother and more vibrant looking appearance.
Can BOTOX® Prevent Wrinkles?
Clinical studies say yes. It can temporarily make the dynamic wrinkles you currently have disappear. Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that become more prominent when your face changes expressions. Examples of dynamic wrinkles are forehead lines and crow’s feet.
BOTOX® works by slowing down the muscle contractions you make voluntarily or involuntarily on a daily basis. These muscle contractions eventually lead to lines being etched in your skin. Not only will BOTOX® treat the wrinkles that you have, it can also help prevent new wrinkles from forming.
When properly applied, the treatment gives you a natural, smooth, sincere look. This underscores just how important it is for you to have the treatment performed by trained professionals. They understand just how much of the treatment you will need to have injected and where to do the injections to produce the desired results.
What Age Should I Start to Use BOTOX®?
There is no set age as to when you should start using the treatment. The basic rule of thumb is that you should begin treatment when you have concerns about your appearance. As we mentioned before, this treatment can help prevent the formation of wrinkles. So you don’t have to wait until you develop wrinkles to start using it.
BOTOX® is exceptionally safe. Its safety has been proven time and time again over the millions of treatments that have been performed in the decade plus since it was introduced as a cosmetic treatment. This means there are no issues with long-term use. There are currently individuals who have used this treatment for more than a decade and have had no negative side effects.
Some people view this treatment as preventative care. They start getting treatments when they are in their mid to late 20s. The idea is that if you can minimize muscle contractions that lead to dynamic wrinkles before the wrinkles develop, you may be able to delay the amount of time that passes before wrinkles begin.