I Am 60 Years Old. Am I Too Old for Botox?

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Always the right age for Botox

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Botox injections for the frown lines when done properly raise the brows and gives a nice lift.

Results can be seen in 5-7 days  and will last for 3 to 4 months.

Virtually painless.  Clients usually experience minimal discomfort 

60 years old isn't too old for Botox

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Thank you for your inquiry. Medical conditions, not necessarily age, are the important thing to look at if you are considering Botox (e.g. skin disorder in the treatment area, a family history of neuromuscular disease, taking certain medication). An experienced cosmetic surgeon will be able to give you the best recommendations to achieve the results you are looking for.

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

I am 60yo - am I too old for BoTox?

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Hello! Thank you for your question! Age alone is not a contraindication to a surgical procedure. There are a few medical comorbidities that contribute to a higher risk during any surgical procedure including infections, wound complications, delayed wound healing, bleeding, anesthetic risks, etc. Factors such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart problems, lung problems, etc are more common in the elderly. However, if you are healthy, or these conditions are well-controlled, you would certainly still be a candidate for a surgical procedure. If your complaints or desires are great enough to consider the surgical option, I would seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss your complaints and go over the options as well as risks and benefits of the procedure.

You should obtain medical clearance from your primary care physician that you are at an acceptable risk for undergoing a surgical procedure. For elective or aesthetic procedures, your surgeon may want to get you to a reasonable health status prior to consideration for a procedure. Discuss all of your medical comorbidities and medication with your surgeon prior and discuss these risks. This procedure should still be very safe for you and hope for an uncomplicated course with an excellent result! Hope that this helps! Best wishes!

Lewis Albert Andres, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Botox for 60 year old

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Yes, Botox is safe to be used to treat patients who are 60 and even older. However, it is always important that you discuss your medical conditions and any medications/herbal remedies you might be taking, to ensure that Botox is safe for you, regardless of your age.

For most cosmetic procedures, age is not nearly as important as the status of your health,

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and Botox is certainly no exception.  Many of my patients who regularly receive Botox treatment are over 60, and they are very happy with their results.  Some also benefit from filler injections, and some from laser resurfacing and other skin care regimens, but Botox is an important element of their overall care.  As long as you remain satisfied with the results, and your treating physician agrees that your overall health is good,  I see no reason why your age should stop you from receiving Botox treatments.

Michael H. Rosenberg, MD
Mount Kisco Plastic Surgeon

Botox at age 60

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I have injected patients as old as 80 years old with very good results, as far as forehead wrinkles and wrinkles around the eyes.

However,  don't rely on Botox to completely rejuvenate your face. You may need fillers, Thermage, Laser Resurfacing, etc, in addition to Botox.

An experienced, Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon should be able to advise you  as to your choices.

Eugene Mandrea, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Too old for Botox?

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Hi Kalabash. No, age alone is generally not a contraindication to botox treatment. Your overall health status is much more relevant and should be reviewed by your doctor prior to botox treatment. As a point of reference, the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons' 2010 statistics demonstrate that among those in the the over-55 age group, treatment with botox is the single most commonly-performed minimally-invasive procedure and accounted for 23% of all minimally-invasive procedures performed in this age group. Good luck.

James M. Pearson, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 137 reviews

Your candidacy for Botox should be based on evaluation of your skin

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Your candidacy for Botox should be based on evaluation of your skin.  What it comes down to is whether you would benefit from the treatment, rather than asking if you are too old.  Find a trusted doctor experienced with Botox or Dysport or any botulinum agent and ask whether it would be safe and effective for you.  Keep in mind that it will work best for those lines that form with muscle contraction (e.g. forehead lines, crow's feet, neck bands).  Moreover, it may soften or even prevent those fixed skin lines (i.e. those lines present even when muscles are at rest) that develop over time with repeated contraction.

Robert T. Anolik, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon

Am I too old for Botox?

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As the saying goes you are only as old as you feel, well the same could be said for Botox, besides sixty is young!! There is no reason why Botox can not be used in someone 60 years young. The only caution I would point out is that as we age we tend to rely more on our forehead muscles to keep our eyebrows up. So when I treat patients for forehead lines I always make an assessment as to what effect treating their forehead lines will have on their eyebrow height. All that is required is a very easy adjustment on dosing and of the injections.

Ted Brezel, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon

You are never too old for Botox Cosmetic

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 You are never too old for Botox. At some point you may need else too, whether it’s fillers or surgery but that is best determined in consultation with your Plastic Surgeon.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

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