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Is Botox Right for Everyone?

Most of us are familiar with the results of Botox, thanks in large part to the proliferation of celebrities using this cosmetic treatment. But is Botox the right choice for every person, the everyday person, looking for cosmetic results?

Perhaps you’re just starting to research your options. Perhaps you’ve determined that cosmetic surgery is not the right option for you at this point in your life. Could Botox help you to achieve your cosmetic goals?

What does Botox actually do?

Botox, administered via small injections into the targeted areas on our face, can serve two cosmetic purposes for both men and women of all ages. Despite what many may think about this cosmetic treatment, Botox is not just for those in their 40s or older.

Preventative Botox is a procedure that is performed before those laugh lines, crow’s feet and other wrinkles caused by repetitive facial motions are caused. By injecting Botox into the muscles responsible for these wrinkles, they can, in essence, be prevented before they even become a factor. This type of cosmetic treatment is, for many, a part of a robust skin care routine.

For those who have already started to see the appearance of these wrinkles, the injecting of Botox into these trouble zones can help to keep them from appearing when the face moves. The muscles are frozen, but the expressions are not. You are still able to smiles and laugh and express frustration, but with fewer wrinkles altering your appearance.

What is the ideal age for getting Botox?

According to experts at there is no set ideal age for adults to consider this cosmetic treatment. Those who are in their 20s may not yet see any signs of aging on their flawless faces, but preventative Botox can help to keep their complexion flawless. Men and women in their 30s and 40s, and beyond, find that Botox can help to treat their existing wrinkles while also helping to prevent the worsening of these signs of aging.

When you frown, laugh, smile, raise your eyebrows or frown, your facial muscles are engaged. The more time that you spend making these facial expressions, the more time you have to see the muscles and lines being defined. There’s no wrong age for adults to consider Botox, but the earlier it is done the better the results will be.

How long does Botox last?

The results of Botox are not permanent, which is often one of the first appealing factors to this minimally invasive cosmetic treatment. The results of the treatment are typically visible within the first week after the injections have been administered. Full results will be noticeable within two weeks of treatment.

The effects of the Botox injection can last between three and six months, based upon individual factors. The more that you treat the facial muscles with Botox, the longer your results will last as the muscles themselves start to shrink. It’s important to remember that the effects of a first and second treatment will wear off faster than subsequent treatments will. Staying hydrated and developing a great facial care regimen should be your first priority. This will help to ensure that your face is in the best of conditions whether you opt for Botox treatment or not.