At What Age Should Botox Treatments Start?
By James Haley, MD, FACOG, FPMRS
Traditionally, women turned to the youth-restoring practice of Botox treatments beginning in their forties. More recently, however, the trend has shifted toward a younger age. This is done to not only smooth out wrinkles and flaccid skin, but to actually prevent the slackening process from happening at all.
Technically, there is no magic age to begin treatment – it varies from person to person. A good rule of thumb is to look in the mirror and smile, frown, and then relax the face. If significant lines and wrinkles still remain while your face is relaxed, you may want to consider preventative Botox treatments. You may notice this occurring at any point between the ages of 25 and 35.
The Benefits of Early Botox Treatments
When you begin early Botox administration, the collagen and elasticity breakdown that naturally occurs over the years is inhibited. Muscles that would ordinarily enable wrinkles and lines to form are literally “held still” in a relaxed state. Botox no longer allows these muscles to over-contract in everyday frowns or squints, leaving your skin smooth and taut. Continued treatment allows you to retain a youthful appearance indefinitely – which in turn is great for your self-image!
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To meet the high demand for Botox, numerous physicians and spas offer Botox injections. Though it is a fairly simple process with little risk, choosing the wrong provider occasionally results in negative effects, such as droopy eye or nerve damage. It is important that you locate an experienced, trained physician.
As OB-GYN’s who care for women through all the stages of their lives, at Cherokee Women’s Health Specialists we are sympathetic to the fact that women want their outward physical appearance to mirror their inward physical health. Reconstructive surgery, and rejuvenation and cosmetic care are a natural extension of our services as women’s health care providers. Drs. Litrel, Gandhi and myself are doubly accredited OB/GYN’s and Urogynecologists with board certification in both Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) and OB/GYN. This unusual qualification allows us to expertly treat the unique health problems of women – including the “finishing touches” of cosmetic procedures for a youthful appearance. Thus, Botox and injectables have been part of my services for my patients since 2007.
Beginning with an in-depth consultation, we can administer Botox so that you can enjoy its rejuvenating benefits. Skilled hands can keep your outer appearance looking every bit as youthful as the age you feel in your heart.
Call our office at 770.720.7733 to schedule a free consultation.
This article was originally featured in the January 2018 issue of Townelaker magazine. To view an online version, click here.
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