Instead of treating signs of aging once they’ve already developed, wouldn’t you rather prevent them? That’s the idea behind preventative neurotoxin (ex: Botox) injections, which are becoming increasingly popular among patients in their 20s and 30s.
To get the maximum benefit of preventative neurotoxin, when should you start getting injections? That’s the question that we’ve set out to answer today. By beginning it at the optimal age, you can best defend your skin against the aging process.
Neurotoxin is a cosmetic treatment containing botulinum toxin type A, a paralyzing agent. When it’s injected into the skin, this agent stops muscle contractions that create wrinkles and creases in the skin. That’s why neurotoxin injections lead to a smoother, rejuvenated complexion.
While neurotoxin was originally only used in patients in their 40s and beyond to treat signs of aging, it’s now also used as a preventative treatment. By administering neurotoxin earlier in life, we help patients prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles so that they retain a youthful appearance into their later years.
Neurotoxin injections are approved for people aged 18 and older. However, it’s recommended to start preventative neurotoxin in your mid-to-late 20s or early 30s. At this age, fine lines may just have started to develop, making it possible to use neurotoxin to precisely target your trouble areas. Earlier than the mid-20s, patients rarely have begun to develop fine lines in the skin, so preventative neurotoxin isn’t typically needed yet.
Preventative neurotoxin can help you maintain a youthful appearance as you age without undergoing more invasive cosmetic treatments. Given that injections are quick and minimally invasive, patients can steer clear of scarring and lengthy recovery times by opting for this anti-aging treatment. Plus, by keeping wrinkles from happening in the first place, patients often see superior results compared to rejuvenation treatments that are administered later in life.
Interested in preventative neurotoxin? Visit St. Louis Skin Solutions to learn if this cosmetic treatment option could work for you.