Am I Too Young for Botox?

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Young people are getting cosmetic procedures earlier and earlier, but at what age are you considered too young for Botox?

NOVA Plastic Surgery’s founder, Dr. Fadi Nukta, does not recommend Botox for anyone younger than 25.  Beyond that, however, Botox is regarded as a preventative measure to keep dynamic wrinkles from becoming part of the skin itself.  Lines and wrinkles that appear on the skin will not go away on their own and will only worsen over time.  Women who are concerned about lines and wrinkles already invest time and money doing things to help them look young and healthy, so there does come a time when it is beneficial to turn to Botox.

Each person is different, but some women are more prone to wrinkles than others and may notice them at an earlier age.  Smoking and sun exposure are the two biggest contributors to facial wrinkling, but genetics and repetitive facial movements can also be culprits.  When Botox is injected, the muscles become paralyzed, preventing you from making the expressions that caused the wrinkles in the first place.  Rather than waiting until the problem becomes too bad to correct without going under the knife, a little upkeep can keep you looking young.  Since Botox and fillers have come on the market, the number of facelifts performed has actually decreased.   

What about maintenance?  One of the concerns that young people sometimes have to starting Botox is the upkeep.  Most people find that the effects of Botox wear off between 3-6 months after injection and they need a repeat treatment.  But the truth is that managing a young and healthy look is just like any other beauty treatment.  Women get their hair cut and colored several times a year, their nails done 1-2 times a month, and they apply anti-aging products to their faces every day.  Botox injections take less than 30 minutes, every 3-6 months. 

At NOVA Plastic Surgery we take a balanced approach to getting results.  We want our patients to look natural and enhance what they have, not erase their natural expressions.  Dr. Nukta is dedicated to helping people live, look and feel better. 

So, if you are 27, 30, or 33 years old and want to look and feel better, maybe you shouldn’t let your friends tell you that you are too young for Botox. 

If you would like more information on Botox or to schedule an appointment in Reston or Ashburn, please contact us.

 

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