Signs of aging are inevitable. At some point, we’re all going to look in the mirror and see lines and wrinkles staring back at us. When these signs of aging appear and how severe they depend on several factors, like sun exposure and genetics. That matters very little once you notice those lines in the mirror. Whether you’ve yet to see wrinkles, they’re just beginning, or they’ve been etched on your face for quite a while, you may wonder what the right age is for Botox. Call the beauty experts at Beautique Medical in Knoxville, TN to discuss the best options for you.
What Is Botox?
Botox has become the number one requested and performed cosmetic treatment in the world, so what makes it popular? It works. Botox belongs to a family of injectables known as neuromodulators. This treatment is made from a purified form of Botulinum toxin. It’s known as a neuromodulator because it interferes with the signal from the nerve to the muscle.
It was first approved to treat eyelid spasms and crossed eyes after it was determined it could reduce how those muscles overworked. It is now FDA-approved for several cosmetic and medical uses.
What Are Dynamic Wrinkles?
Throughout our lives, we make repeated expressions. The muscles we use to make those expressions pull the skin over them each time. Over the years, that area of skin will act as a road map of those expressions and become etched with lines and wrinkles. The more you make expressions like frowning, squinting, and raising your eyebrows, the deeper those lines will get.
These lines don’t disappear when we relax those expressions. Frown lines can give us the appearance of looking angry or upset when we’re not. These lines also add to an aged and tired overall appearance.
What’s the Right Age to Get Botox?
Professionals agree there is no “right” age for treatment. Generally, clients start getting Botox around the age of 40 to ease wrinkles after they’ve already appeared. For clients with moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles, this treatment will relax the muscles that make those expressions, allowing the skin on top to smooth. But what about clients with mild lines or none at all?
Clients with mild lines and wrinkles can prevent them from getting deeper by discussing this treatment with us. Weakening the muscle’s pull on the skin can keep deep lines at bay. We will recommend the right follow-up schedule so you enjoy seamless results. This is also a great treatment for clients with no sign of dynamic wrinkles, as a preventative measure. These clients need less product and fewer treatments.
Where Can I Get Treatment?
Though most people think of dynamic wrinkles when they think about this treatment, there are many other uses for this neuromodulator. The lines this is most commonly used on are:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines on the side of the nose
Because of its ability to interrupt nerve signals, this treatment has many uses. The most recent is helping people of all ages with hyperhidrosis or excessive underarm sweating. It works by blocking the signal from the nerve that tells those sweat glands to produce sweat. Other uses for Botox include:
- Upturning corners of the mouth
- “Lip-Flip” that adds volume to the top lip
- Loosening the pull on the sides of the chin or jowls
- Relaxing neck bands
What to Expect
We’ll have an in-depth consultation with you to go over your medical history. We’ll talk through and examine your areas of concern and discuss your expectations. If we decide this is the right treatment for you, there’s no pre-treatment protocol because this is a quick, minimally invasive appointment.
On the day of treatment, we may apply a topical numbing agent to your skin just to ensure you’re completely comfortable throughout the process. Even clients who don’t get numbing cream find this to be a comfortable treatment. Once your skin is numb, we’ll make a series of small injections to the treatment area. The amount of product you’ll need depends on what areas are being treated. Once your treatment is over, you’re free to go back to your routine because there is no downtime.
Results from treatment will be seen in five to seven days. Maximum results will appear after about two weeks. Results last between three to four months. We’ll recommend the right follow up routine so you can enjoy consistent results. The longer you let those muscles relax, the smoother the skin on top will be.
Those clients who are receiving this treatment as a preventative measure will need fewer sessions spaced farther between. We’ll make sure you have the right treatment plan for your desired results.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
If you’re an adult in overall good health who is concerned about the lines and wrinkles (or simply want to avoid them), this could be the right treatment for you. Only a consultation with us can truly determine if this is the right option for your areas of concern and desired results.
Call for Your Transformative Results
If you’re struggling with the toll signs of aging are taking on your complexion and your self-confidence, you don’t have to wait another day for the youthful appearance you desire. Call Beautique Medical in Knoxville, TN to schedule your consultation today. We’re dedicated to helping all our clients look and feel their absolute best.