Am I Too Young to Consider Botox®?

Botox Mt. VernonStubborn signs of aging, such as wrinkles and creases, are usually associated with older individuals. This is due to the natural decrease in collagen production as one gets older. However, a growing number of younger patients are interested in exploring the benefits of Botox® injections to help with early aging signs or as a preventative treatment. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Grant is passionate about helping patients understand all of their treatment options. Learn more about Botox® and its benefits below.

How Does Botox® Work?

Botox® is an injectable treatment that delivers noticeable anti-aging results by smoothing out lines and wrinkles on the face. Facial movements such as smiling, frowning, or raising your eyebrows cause the skin to crease, leading to wrinkles and fine lines over time. Botox® works by targeting the muscles responsible for certain facial movements and reducing their activity. Botox® treatments are a convenient way to improve your appearance, as most sessions take only minutes, with noticeable results within 24 to 48 hours. The number of injections you will need depends on the treatment area. For example, to address lines, you may be given five injections near the eyebrows and forehead to soften wrinkles in this area.

There is no downtime associated with the treatment, allowing you to jump back into your regular routine without missing a beat.

What Is the Right Age for Botox®?

Age is only one consideration when it comes to determining your candidacy for Botox® injections. In fact, patients in their 20s and 30s can experience early, rapid signs of aging due to certain lifestyle elements, damage from the sun, environmental factors, and genetics; as such, these patients need a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles. Generally, the severity of your wrinkles is the major factor in figuring out if Botox® is a good solution for you.

Likewise, some patients are interested in Botox® to help delay signs of aging. In these cases, Botox® may also be an excellent option.

Maintaining Your Results

Botox® temporarily reduces lines and wrinkles, with results lasting up to four months. To prolong your results, recurring sessions of Botox® injections are recommended. Dr. Grant will work with you to develop a treatment schedule that aligns with your goals as well as your unique needs.

Contact us Today

If your facial creases are noticeable, bothersome, or otherwise a source of insecurity, it is time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Grant. To get started with a consultation, contact our office today.