How Often Do Younger People Need Botox Injections?
- Asked by Ali M. in new york
- 4 years ago
I'm a 32-year-old, and I'm thinking of having Botox for the first time. How often do people around my age need to get re-injected? Is it less, since my wrinkles are less severe, than let's say, a 50-year-old's? I wanted to inject Botox in between my eyebrows and maybe a little crow's feet. I have had a lot of sun exposure throughout the years, since I was a ski instructor for many years. I undergo occasional chemical peels to help with my melasma and hoped that some Botox could help with some of the wrinkles.
Age does not make a difference for Botox
Botox does not generally require different frequency of administration based on age. The number of units will differ depending on the muscle mass and depth of wrinkle, but most people, regardless of age, need to have Botox repeated every 4-5 months, sometimes less and sometimes more frequently.
The 'effects' of Botox may vary between patients
Some patients do not want to see any movement or appearance of any wrinkles and may feel that Botox only lasts them 2-3 months, while other patients may say that their Botox lasted them 6-9 months, but upon examination you see a fair amount of movement.
In general, this is not dependent on age. You may find someone in their late 20's or early 30s with very animated wrinkles that are quite apparent with only little muscle contraction, while you may see a 60-year-old patient with few dynamic wrinkles.
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Botox can help people of all ages
When you are younger and the wrinkles are less deep it may take a little less Botox to get rid of your wrinkles. Re-injection is either four to six months depending on how you respond to the injections. I have found over the years that Botox is especially wonderful for my younger patients because it treats the existing wrinkles and prevents new ones! Just try to use sun block daily to prevent new wrinkles as well!
How Often Do Younger People Need Botox Injections
Some people start their treatments early to avoid having deep furrows later in life. Once on a routine maintenance of Botox and skin care products such as Obagi the face will tend to look younger for many years to come.
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When you have Botox or Dysport treatments, the effects typically last 3-4 months and patients seem to get treatments at 6 month intervals. Your age has less to do with the interval between Botox or Dysport Injections as does your desire to reduce the unwanted lines and wrinkles and keep them away.
For them not to appear, treatments at 3-4 months are more likely. If you can tolerate the lines and wrinkles returing in part or fully, treatment intervals could be increased to every 6 months or longer. It's really up to you and you should see how you feel.
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Usually Botox lasts about 4 months but by about the third month you start to see some movment in the muscles.
Recommended Requency of Botox Treatments
Regarding: "How Often Do Younger People Need Botox Injections?
I'm a 32-year-old, and I'm thinking of having Botox for the first time. How often do people around my age need to get re-injected? Is it less, since my wrinkles are less severe, than let's say, a 50-year-old's?
I wanted to inject Botox in between my eyebrows and maybe a little crow's feet. I have had a lot of sun exposure throughout the years, since I was a ski instructor for many years. I undergo occasional chemical peels to help with my melasma and hoped that some Botox could help with some of the wrinkles. "
If an appropriate dose of Botox is delivered the wrinkle smoothing effect on the average lasts about 4 months (both longer and shorter intervals are seen). For the best effect with smallest likelihood of complications you should seek a Plastic surgeon / Dermatologist who injects his own Botox.
Substandard or BAD Botox results are associated by receiving Botox from a NON-Plastic Surgeon / Dermatologist, use of expired or gray market Botox, use of dilute Botox among others.
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Less Botox Needed if Muscle Activity Warrants It
Typically, the dose of Botox or Dysport is influenced by the strength of the muscle activity at the site of injection. Stonger muscles warrant higher doses, and weaker muscles warrant lower doses. Even though you are young, if you are troubled by the lines you are seeing around your forehead and eyes, you will likely benefit from botulinum treatment. Starting before these lines become permanently etched in your face is a great way to stay looking young.
Frequency of Botox injections
The duration between Botox injections for our patients does not depend on their age or the severity of the wrinkles. Rather, the product itself degrades at a similar rate for all patients and this period is usually between 3-4 months. This does depend somewhat on the location int eh face that is injected as areas with lots of movement (like around the mouth) will need to be injected more frequently.
What does change from patient to patient is the number of units used to achieve the desired result. Generally speaking, older patients need more units than younger ones to accomplish a similar appearance.
We do have plenty of Botox in their early 30's who are in your same situation ad the age that our patients try and use Botox consistently is getting younger all the time, especially with the high sun exposure rates in Southern California.
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Botox approx. every 4-5 mos regardless of age
The frequency with which you get Botox injections should not be based on your age. Often, if someone is new to Botox, they will need to have the procedure done again in as early as 4 months.
With repeated injections, the muscles that are being treated by the Botox weaken and the patient will require injections less often to maintain the same level of control.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.