Botox has become the #1 popular choice for wrinkle removal without surgery. Since the FDA approved their use in 2002, millions of patients have benefited from these non-invasive treatments.
While it may seem that Botox is only for older individuals who want to remove wrinkles, patients as young as 18 can benefit from this safe, simple facial treatment. Here’s more about the benefits of Botox for beautiful skin at virtually any age.
How Botox treatments work
Derived from botulinum toxin – hence the name “Botox” – these treatments work by safely and temporarily paralyzing the muscles involved in forming wrinkles. As the active agent wears off, the muscles stretch out, smoothing away wrinkles in the skin above them. The full benefits will appear 2 to 3 weeks after the initial treatment can last up to 3 months.
Botox benefits for younger patients
For women in their 20’s to early 30’s, wrinkles may not be a concern — but it’s important to think of the future. Early Botox treatments can stop wrinkles before they start and ensure better-looking skin later in life.
Botox can remove the fine lines that naturally form around the eyes and forehead, which are the forerunners of more serious wrinkles. These treatments preserve your youthful looks without making you look unnatural.
For young patients, injections may not even be necessary. Your skin care expert can provide superficial, non-invasive applications that help target wrinkle problem spots.
Past your 40th birthday? What mid-life patients should know
Once you’ve entered your 40’s, your skin naturally loses some of its resiliency and elasticity and, with it, the ability to recover from wrinkling. Years of exposure to sunlight will have taken their toll, creating wrinkles that are too deep to treat by one method alone.
Botox can benefit women aged 40 and older by reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles and tightening the skin while restoring a younger-looking appearance. It can be combined with other wrinkle removal methods to give you the fresh, natural, healthy look you are seeking.
Considering Botox? Ask for a personalized consultation today
Want to know more about Botox treatments but aren’t sure where to begin? Dr. Anthony Farole, a trusted expert in cosmetic facial surgery with offices near Bala Cynwyd, has served women of all ages in greater Philadelphia who want to preserve the freshness and vitality of their skin through surgical and non-surgical methods. Dr. Farole is happy to answer your questions and help you plan for a successful Botox procedure.
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