Is 27 Too Young for Botox Around the Eyes?

I am 27 and due to stress and smoking i have gotten wrinkles arround my eyes. I have tried creams and they don't work. so i was thinking of botox but i'm wondering if one i'm to young and two how will this affect me later in life?

Doctor Answers 13

27 too young for botox? No

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27 is not too young for botox.  We have used it in dermatology for much younger patients.  It has been used as preventative for wrinkles as well.  I would follow with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for best results

27 Too Young for Botox

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Thank you for your question. No it is not too young to receive botox to treat and prevent wrinkles. However, you should consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon to discuss treatment.

27 isn't too young for Botox

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Yes, Botox is safe to use at 27, although a certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist can give you the best options for the results you're looking for. It is great at treating wrinkles around the eyes, and ongoing use will relax the muscles so that eventually you won't need injections as frequently. Of course, there are various factors that cause wrinkles, including smoking, stress, too much sun exposure, a poor diet, and genetics.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 170 reviews

Botox for crows feet

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Botox is a great treatment to address crows feet. At your age it can resolve the crows feet and also delay their development. 

You should stop smoking if you want to keep your wrinkles from getting worse. But of course, you probably already knew that!

Botox around the eyes

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It's very difficult to assess the area around your eyes based on the photo you've provided. However, you aren't too young to have Botox injections and it would help with the wrinkles forming around your eyes.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews

Botox OK at 27

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Botox is safe to use at age 27.  However, the crow's feet respond nicely to topical creams as well, such as Renova or other retinoid prescriptions.  You can use this in conjunction with the Botox or even try it for 6 months first.  Certainly quitting smoking and reducing your stress will help not only your skin, but your entire body.  make sure your diet has plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, and you minimize sugars, alcohol, white flour and also artificial sweeteners.

Lisa Benest, MD
Burbank Dermatologist

Botulinum Toxin (Dysport or Botox) and Crow's feet in a 27 year old

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The conservative use of Botulinum Toxin (Dysport or Botox) to the lines around the eyes can provide you with a satisfactory and low risk treatment of the crow's feet.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

27 not too young to have BOTOX around eyes

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27 is not too young to have BOTOX around the eyes. It really just depends on whether you really need it and how deep your lines appear. It’s only going to affect you later in life in the sense that it will relax the muscles and will probably make the lines less deep as you get older. So, in this sense, it will affect you in a positive way. However, once you stop having BOTOX injections, the muscles will slowly go back to their full strength and the wrinkles will return. But, these treatments are not known to have any deleterious effect if you start BOTOX at a young age. If anything, they have a beneficial effect as far as preventing wrinkles.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 68 reviews

Age for Botox Cosmetic Around the Eyes

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While there are no strict age guidelines for cosmetic facial procedures, nonsurgical treatments are encouraged while surgery is generally not recommended for younger men and women. Based on your photograph alone, your skin already looks great, so Botox Cosmetic may yield limited results. A much better treatment for improvement of skin tone and appearance is to stop smoking, which will have a much better long-term results than any other cosmetic procedure. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a plastic surgeon help determine an appropriate option for you. Best of luck.

Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 89 reviews

You are not too young to stop smoking

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Check out my microdroplet BOTOX method on my website.  If you read this, you will understand that BOTOX is so much more than simply for treating wrinkles.  It is very effective for lifting the eyebrows and this can greatly improve your facial aesthetics.  Because I practice in West Los Angeles, I regularly treat many young women who are doing anything they can to obtain an advantage in auditions.  However, the number one thing you can do for yourself is to STOP SMOKING!!  This will immediately slow the progress of aging and help preserve what great about your beautiful looks.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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