As our skin ages, it loses elasticity and collagen breaks down, so our natural facial muscle and skin contractions (when we smile or frown) can create permanent creases. Botox can change all that, softening existing wrinkles and even preventing new lines from forming.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox injections have increased by a whopping 750% since 2000. Young women are playing a large part in that increase, viewing Botox as a preventive measure instead of waiting to use it to treat the signs of aging.
Preventing wrinkles in your 20s
For those who are genetically predisposed to begin developing lines and wrinkles in their mid-to-late twenties, Botox can be used to actually help train facial muscles not to move as much, which can actually prevent future skin wrinkling. To avoid “frozen face,” a smaller amount of Botox injected more superficially can eliminate that frozen effect that happens when too much is used.
Softening and preventing lines in your 30s
Most of us start developing lines between our brows and around our eyes in our 30s. Botox can soften, even erase, finer lines when used about every three to four months. The procedure can also be undertaken periodically, offering a wrinkle-free look for a special occasion — or when you start to notice wrinkles reappearing, about every six months.
Botox in your 40s can deliver amazing results
By the time we hit our 40s, our skin is beginning to thin more rapidly, and that makes wrinkles a lot more visible. If you haven’t used Botox yet, your muscles have been contracting and lines deepening unchecked, with some becoming static, or permanent. Lines are more likely to have become etched in our skin, staying there and visible, even when we’re not moving our muscles to make a facial expression.
Mid-face volume loss in our 40s causes sagging, which can also be improved with Botox injections.
Botox for you
Patients in their 50s and 60s are still improving their appearance with simple Botox injections, and so can you. Call for an appointment today: (760) 240-2444.