I am only 22 years old, and would like to start Botox injections of the forehead. Is 22 too young to start Botox?
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I am only 22yo, and would like to start BoTox injections of the forehead. Is 22 too young to start BoTox?
BoTox is an excellent modality to reduce wrinkles caused by facial animation of the forehead, glabellar area, and crow's feet. Nowadays, patients are starting smaller procedures earlier versus having a drastic change later in life with a dramatic surgical procedure. Once these bother you enough to consider, have a consultation to discuss the risks and benefits of such. Thank you for the question! Hope this helps!
Not Too Young
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Is 22 too young to start Botox?
It is becoming more popular for Botox to be used as a preventative measure. Not only can Botox correct the appearance of forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, it can also prevent them from forming in the first place. A patient who is 22 years old is not too young to receive Botox, a consultation with a certified and experienced provider can help to best determine if Botox is a good match for you.
Botox can be used as a preventative measure.
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Botox at 22
22 with no lines IS too young for Botox or Dysport.
Personally, I do think 22 is too young to start "preventive" Botox. If you have no hint of any faint lines yet at all, there is no need to start spending your money and take on the (minimal) risks of an invasive medical procedure. I hope you will take this to heart and decide not to even think about distant future wrinkles for quite a while.
If you do have a family history of very deep creases later in life, it's ok to start looking into it once you actually have early faint permanent lines. At that point, those lines are TOTALLY REVERSIBLE with good, regular Botox or Dysport treatments. However, at that point, using the minimum effective doses given by a board-certified dermatologist, it's wiser to retreat as soon as yours wears off (3 to 4 months) instead of making an arbitrary "twice yearly" plan, since the intervening months with no treatment will be undoing what you are investing in.
The best thing to do now is smile a lot so your frown lines will stay away, and wear a moisturizer with SPF 30 or higher daily to prevent the dermal breakdown that leads to wrinkles in the first place!
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