If you’re concerned about the effects of antiaging on your skin, you’ve probably looked into a variety of different ways to reduce the signs and effectively turn back time. Perhaps you’ve spent a lot of money on creams and lotions or even contemplated cosmetic surgery. These can all be expensive and offer little in the way of good results, and of course, cosmetic surgery comes with its own set of risks that can be detrimental to your health.
With that in mind, the best option could be Botox. It lies in between lotions and full-blown surgery. It involves an injection of a toxin called onobotulinumtoxinA (which is done entirely safely and the process has FDA approval), which paralyzes the muscles ensuring that wrinkles are reduced. The benefits of such a treatment include:
- Dramatic but natural-looking results
- No recovery time or surgical risks
- Short treatment times
- Cost-effective treatment
How can you know if you’re ready to have your first Botox treatment? Read on to find out.
Is Botox Right For You?
As with any kind of cosmetic treatment, Botox won’t be the right one for everyone. Before you go ahead with it, it’s important to know whether it’s the right thing for you and speak to experts such as the Dermani Botox professionals who will help you decide. Some of the ways to determine whether you would be a good candidate for Botox include:
- Having crow’s feet
- Having fine lines around the lips
- Having frown lines (moderate or severe)
- Having a droopy brow
There is no set age at which any of these things can occur, so it will entirely depend on what you see when you look in the mirror and how much the changes bother you.
When To Start Using Botox
As we’ve said, there is no set age when suddenly wrinkles occur, and you feel the need to have Botox. You can feel this way at any time, and there is no particular age when Botox works best. However, the rule of thumb is that when the signs of aging start to worry you, you should seek out help for them.
Some of the signs that you might be ready for Botox include:
- Forehead Furrows
The forehead is one of the very first places most people notice lines forming. Known as frown lines, they can be highly demoralizing. However, if they are what is known as ‘dynamic’ (that is, they move when your face does), you can use Botox to reduce or eliminate them in the short term.
- Smile Lines
Smile lines sound quite pleasant, but when you remember that they are also known as crow’s feet, you’ll feel differently about them. Crow’s feet appear around the eyes when, as their other name suggests, you smile. These wrinkles are ideal for Botox treatment and respond particularly well.
- Wrinkle Prevention
You don’t have to wait until you have wrinkles before starting any Botox treatment. If you start using Botox before you see wrinkles forming on your face, it can help to be a great preventative measure, ensuring you are wrinkle-free for as long as you continue your treatment.