Are you thinking about Botox, but you’re not sure if you really need it right now? Even if you don’t notice signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles, aging is undoubtedly still taking place. Dr. Alqulali believes that Botox has a place in your beauty regimen no matter what your age.
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable formula made up of strains of botulinum toxin used to temporarily paralyze the muscles of the face. This temporary freeze stops the facial muscles from performing actions like furrowing the brow or squinting. These actions and expressions are what cause creases, fine lines and wrinkles to develop on your face.
Getting Botox In Your 20s
The average age of the Botox patient used to be between 35 and 45. In recent years, however, more people under 30 are seeking the procedure as a preventative to aging. Starting Botox so young may seem premature to some, but it is actually pretty smart. Research has found that over time, Botox helps to train your muscles to not move when making certain expressions. This helps prevent future wrinkles. And, younger patients do not require as much product, so they don’t have to worry as much about ending up with a "frozen" face.
Getting Botox in Your 30s
Your 20s are the peak of your skin quality and facial volume. As you approach 30, you begin to lose fat from your face. While that initially sounds like a good thing, when you lose fat your skin becomes slack and starts to hang loose. Your skin itself also begins to thin out during this time. Thin, loose skin tends to develop creases and wrinkles more readily when you make repeated facial expressions. A regular Botox routine can slow down the development of wrinkles and lines by temporarily preventing your muscles from making those facial expressions and doing damage.
Getting Botox in Your 40s
Your face and skin continue to age as you do, and by now you may have developed permanent wrinkles from squinting, frowning, smiling or scowling for four decades. You continue to lose facial fat volume and your skin continues to lose its ability to stretch and retract without consequences - consequences called fine lines and wrinkles. A Botox regimen in combination with dermal fillers or facial fat transfer can smooth out these wrinkles and lines, stop wrinkles and lines from worsening, and prevent new wrinkles and lines from developing.
Botox is FDA-approved to use up to the age of 65. For more information about Botox and other anti-aging products and procedures offered by Dr. Alqulali, call us at 888-716-0559.