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When Should I Start Botox® Treatments?

A lot of our cosmetic enhancement patients ask us when Botox® injections are right for them. The truth is, both men and women can benefit from Botox at almost any age. So forget those moderate to severe wrinkles and lines in the brow, crow’s feet, and forehead, and enjoy a fresh and youthful appearance no matter how old you are.

As a Preventative Treatment

A little-known fact is that you don’t have to wait for all those unwanted lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases to appear in your upper facial area to do something about them. These inevitable age-definers can actually be put off for the foreseeable future with Botox. By starting early on with preventative injections, the underlying muscle activity will be subdued enough so that the offending wrinkles and lines won’t have as much of a chance to form. This approach can keep you looking young and fresh until you’re ready for a more in-depth procedure later on in life. We usually recommend preventative Botox injections for individuals who are in their 30s and 40s to keep the signs of aging at bay.

The Signs of Aging Have Set In

This is when most of our patients typically start to come in for Botox treatments. They have begun to notice more pronounced lines and wrinkles on their faces, especially in the brow and crow’s feet areas. The repeated muscle contractions over the years have led to the development of unsightly lines and wrinkles that can become more severe as the aging process continues. But even though the visible signs of aging may have started to catch up to you, it’s never too late to finally do something about them. Most of our Botox patients tend to be in their 50s and 60s with moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.

Following a Surgical Procedure

One of our favorite benefits of Botox is that it can be a great way to keep you looking fresh and youthful after a surgical procedure like a brow lifteyelid surgery, and even a facelift that may have included the upper aspects of the face. The truth is, while surgery will certainly have a big impact on turning back the clock on the aging process, you will still continue to age at the same rate you did before. The unfortunate reality is that the muscles in the brow, crow’s feet, and forehead areas will all continue to contract, and new lines and wrinkles will eventually form once more. But this is a great opportunity to use Botox to prevent them from returning.

Look Your Best with Botox in Southern California at UCI Plastic Surgery

Botox can have a powerful effect on your appearance at any age. Of course, every body is different and unique. The only way to truly know if Botox injections are the right approach to your aging needs is to schedule your initial consultation at UCI Plastic Surgery’s Orange, Costa Mesa, or Tustin locations today. Our dedicated surgical team is committed to helping all of our Southern California patients look their very best. If you’d like to learn more about this or any of the other cosmetic enhancement procedures we offer, please contact us today!