Are You A Good Candidate For Botox? Your Guide For When To Start Treatment

There are a wide variety of people who walk through our doors every week – men and women, young and established professionals, new clients and returning ones. Something they all have in common? They want fewer wrinkles (and to keep their natural expressions).

If you’re curious whether a wrinkle relaxer treatment is right for you and your skin goals, here’s your guide for when to start getting botox. 

You're between the age of 25-30
Botox is preventative, so we always advise you to start when you feel comfortable. TO GET THE FULL BENEFIT OF BOTOX, we recommend beginning treatment before dynamic lines become static wrinkles. For most people, this is around age 25 to 30, but everyone is different. 

Remember: prevention is power. If you start early, you can minimize any fine lines that appear and prevent deep wrinkles.

You want to prevent dynamic lines from becoming static wrinkles.
Around age 25, your body starts to produce less collagen and elastin that keeps your skin feeling supple and looking youthful. This is why the best age to start Botox is in your early-20s because you can prevent wrinkles before they form.

If you already see wrinkles when you are expressive – these are called dynamic lines – they will progress into prominent static wrinkles, which are present all the time if left untreated. Once static wrinkles form, the only treatment options are invasive procedures such as fillers or skin resurfacing. It’s smart to start early with Botox to dramatically slow, or even halt, this aspect of the aging process.

You want to diminish your forehead wrinkles, crow's feet or lines between your eyes.
You’re a good candidate for Botox if you have wrinkles located in the areas that Botox is safe to treat: between the eyes, on the forehead, or crow’s feet. 

The best way to minimize any fine lines or wrinkles you have is Botox. Why? It works by gently relaxing targeted muscles that contract through repeated use. Through treatment, you diminish fine lines and prevent deeper wrinkles from forming. 

You want a treatment to compliment your use of retinoids and SPF
While you can’t stop the aging process, you can prevent wrinkles – the result of physiological and photo aging – with products such as retinoids and SPF. Or you can target existing fine lines with a safe and effective wrinkle relaxer treatment like Botox.

The best part? Botox® isn’t the only option! The 3 FDA-approved preventative wrinkle relaxers illumeMD offers include:

  • Botox®
  • Xeomin®
  • Dysport®

Not sure which one to choose? at illumeMD we offer complimentary consultations to develop a personalized treatment plan that works best for you.

You can keep up with the frequency pf treatments
Before you start getting Botox, it’s important to know the suggested frequency of treatments. We recommend you come in for an appointment every 3-4 months.

You understand the value of a safe Botox experience
It can be a challenge to find a provider you can trust, especially when you’ve never had Botox before. That’s why you should do your research to find a studio whose treatments are backed by science.

Want to stop wondering if your provider is suggesting more units because they get more money or if it’s actually going to help you achieve your desired look? You’re in good hands at illumeMD.

You find a Botox provider who puts you first
To make sure your Botox experience is fun, the treatment is safe, and the results speak for themselves.  There’s no magic time or age to start getting Botox, but with proper guidance and education about the treatment and what to expect, you can decide when it’s right for you. 

Still have questions?
Call us at 704-817-9421 and we will be happy to discuss further.