Your lifestyle, genes, and ability to handle the stress of life affect the rate of the aging process. When you start to notice lines and wrinkles, your self-confidence starts to diminish. At the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D in Hackensack, NJ, we have the perfect solution to dynamic wrinkles and lines. Today, we’re talking about Botox, a life-changing anti-wrinkle treatment.
What Is the Right Age for a Cosmetic Botox Treatment?
Any age is the right age for a cosmetic Botox treatment once you reach adulthood. If you’re old enough to see permanent dynamic wrinkles and lines, you are old enough to get this treatment. It doesn’t matter whether you have mild, moderate, or severe lines.
If they are caused by excessive muscle contractions, this injectable muscle relaxant can relax them away. Sometimes, lifestyle choices and genes result in people developing these lines and wrinkles while they are still in their 20s.
The Aging Process
Most people don’t notice the signs of aging until they’re in their mid-30s. That said, some people don’t notice such lines and wrinkles until they are in their 40s.
Additionally, as noted above, some people notice dynamic lines and wrinkles when they are in their 20s. Botox can relax away dynamic lines and wrinkles, irrespective of whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond.
In Your 20s
There’s no shame in getting Botox when you’re in your 20s. Determining whether you are a good candidate isn’t age-based. Instead, it is aging-based. If one of your direct relatives, like your older sister or dad, experienced premature skin aging, your skin may also age prematurely. Be aware, the sooner you seek treatment for your lines and wrinkles, the better.
In Your 30s
The average person starts to show the first signs of aging in the 30s. When this occurs, they need help restoring their youthful glow and self-confidence. If you’re in your 30s and the stress of life has finally started to take its toll on your face, we can relax your wrinkles away with Botox.
In Your 40s and Beyond
If you’re in your 40s and you’ve never had an anti-aging treatment, it is not too late to start Botox treatments. In fact, it is never too late to start anti-aging treatments. After your first session, you will look years younger and feel more self-confident.
What Is Botox?
This injectable muscle relaxant is an FDA-approved neurotoxin that erases the signs of facial aging temporarily. Specifically, it is used to treat lines, wrinkles, and folds caused by excessive muscle contractions.
How Does This Treatment Work?
Your skin doesn’t bounce back like it should as you age because it doesn’t produce as much collagen or elastin. This results in expression lines developing and remaining apparent when the skin is at rest. This injectable neurotoxin partially paralyzes the muscles in the treatment area. Therefore, you can still emote whenever you want to, but your muscles won’t twitch uncontrollably.
What Areas Can Benefit From This Treatment?
Other injectable muscle relaxants can only be injected into one area of the face safely. This injectable muscle relaxant is different. The FDA has approved this injectable muscle relaxant for the treatment of several areas. For example, it can be used to relax wrinkles away from:
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds
- Frown lines
- Forehead folds
- Smile lines
How Many Units Will I Need?
The severity of your dynamic wrinkles will determine how many units you will need to achieve your desired aesthetic. We will advise you on how many units you should expect to need once we have evaluated your cosmetic concerns and discussed your goals.
How Soon Will I See Results?
You should expect to see the results of your treatment within a few days of your injection session. Your results will continue to improve over the course of approximately one week as the muscle relaxant settles into some of the motor receptors in your muscles. Don’t worry if your wrinkles don’t disappear immediately. This is perfectly normal, and they will come.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The longevity of your results will depend on how quickly your skin metabolizes the neurotoxin administered. After your skin has metabolized a large amount of the neurotoxin, you will start to notice your dynamic wrinkles appearing when you emote again.
Typically, you can expect the results of your treatment to last for four months. That said, the longevity of your treatment can last anywhere from three to six months. We recommend scheduling your maintenance sessions as soon as you notice the reappearance of dynamic lines rather than waiting for them to become a permanent fixture on your face again.
Can I Make My Results Last Longer?
You can’t change the rate at which your skin will metabolize the primary ingredient. That said, you should make an effort to care for your skin once your session is complete.
Learn More Today
If you’re an adult, you’re old enough to get a cosmetic Botox treatment. Contact us today at the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D in Hackensack, NJ to schedule your initial consultation and find out if Botox is right for you.