BOTOX® Cosmetic is extremely popular, and the odds are pretty good that you know someone who has been getting injections for years. And, if you’ve noticed some wrinkles beginning to crop up, you may be considering it yourself – but you may also be wondering if you are too young to start. Read on for some information about BOTOX Cosmetic and what the right age is to start getting treatments!
What exactly is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is made from the botulinum toxin, and although getting anywhere near a toxin (much less injecting it into your skin) may not sound like a good idea, it is actually very safe when in the expert hands of a professional. It works by blocking the signals between the muscles and the nerves, which relaxes muscles, which in turn relaxes wrinkles.
Patients love BOTOX Cosmetic because, not only is it effective, but it also has many other benefits. It doesn’t take long and there is no recovery time needed afterward; patients can have it done on their lunch hour and then get right back to work. There is little risk of side effects – at most, there may be some swelling and redness, but this will fade in about a day. The results are long-lasting; they can last up to 4 months. And, getting BOTOX Cosmetic is much less hassle and is much less expensive than a facelift or another cosmetic surgery procedure.
What is the right age to start getting BOTOX Cosmetic?
Although you can start getting BOTOX Cosmetic when you are 18, most experts say that the mid-20s to early 30s is a good time to start. Some may wait until they start to notice lines and wrinkles beginning to appear, while other patients may want BOTOX Cosmetic as a way of preventing wrinkles and lines from ever forming, by slowing down the muscle movements that cause wrinkles.
BOTOX Cosmetic has so many benefits, and patients seem to be getting injections at younger and younger ages. If you are interested in BOTOX Cosmetic, contact the office of Phillip Dahan, MD, FACS, in Reno, NV. Call 775-826-4477 for an appointment today!