What’s Your Botox Timeline?
Have wrinkles started to appear around your eyes, frown lines, forehead, and mouth? Have you noticed fine lines that weren’t there before? Are you freaking out about it? Then let’s get you familiar with Botox.
THE BOTOX TIMELINE
Botox is a neurotoxin that works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, acetylcholine, can no longer be released, temporarily relaxing and smoothing out dynamic wrinkles.
But before you head to treatment, consider assessing where you are in your Botox timeline.
The question that rules everything is: when is the right time to begin Botox? Earlier than you think. Most people think that you should start Botox when you’re middle-aged and wrinkles start to become apparent. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Most dermatologists and plastic surgeons agree that people should begin a Botox regimen when they’re in their mid to late 20s or early 30s before lines have truly started to form.
When used early on in the aging process, Botox not only treats wrinkles, but it prevents new wrinkles from forming. Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set in, and it reduces the onset of wrinkles before they become moderate or severe. When a younger person uses Botox, they can literally prevent wrinkles from ever forming, and they can also train their face to resist certain expressions—such as excessive frowning or eyebrow raising–associated with dynamic wrinkles.
PREVENTION IS HALF THE BATTLE
If you’re looking for a preventative measure against aging, here’s how to start: when you first begin Botox, you should start with a minimal application in just a few key areas, such as your frown lines or around your eyes. As you continue to age, you might want to consider areas such as the forehead, bunny lines, or around your mouth. As long as you continue receiving Botox injections, you’ll never develop deep wrinkles and worry lines.
The bottom line? Botox works best as prevention, especially when combined with a good skincare regimen and a healthy lifestyle — so don’t wait until it’s too late!
Before running off to receive Botox injections, be aware of its limitations. Botox isn’t a substitute for a facelift or brow lift, and it doesn’t improve sagging skin. If you already have dynamic wrinkles, Botox is only a temporary solution. The effects of Botox last from three to four months, however, the duration of treatment benefits increases over time so you should require Botox injections less frequently in the future.
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