When To Start Botox Injections

Botox is one of the wonders of modern science. It is based on a specific kind of botulinum toxin, known as onabotulinumtoxinA. Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxic protein produced by a type of bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum. Botulinum toxins is the most poisonous substance known and yet, botox allows us to harness its power without lethal consequences. When it has been purified and its use is limited to very small quantities, it is fairly harmless and can be used to prevent the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, resulting in flaccid paralysis and making the skin appear smoother. To put it simply, Botox works by freezing the muscles under the skin to reduce wrinkles and lines. It’s important to note the Botox is different procedure to say a jaw line filler, as fillers work by plumping up areas of wrinkles with harmless substances design to add volume. 

The Best Time to Use Botox

You are probably wondering when the best time to begin using botox is. There is no medical consensus as to when that time is because botox can be used in a variety of situations. Research shows that botox can be used to prevent ageing of the skin, and so, increasingly, many people in their 20s are going to spas to get botox treatments to prevent their skin from ageing.

Ageing of the skin occurs as the accumulation of movement causes the skin to develop lines. As time goes by, these lines become more pronounced and permanent. By injecting botox, the elasticity of the skin is increased, preventing the emergence of static lines. So, young people, who are more conscious about skin care and its importance in maintaining overall health, are more conscious of the preventive benefits of using botox. Botox is incredibly effective at not only preventing the development of static lines, but in training facial muscles to behave differently. 

To understand how botox can be used preventively, we have to remember that it is administered through an injection. It blocks signals from nerves that tell muscles to contract, and so, when a muscle is injected with botox, it does not contract and wrinkles are relaxed and softened. So botox is ideal for the treatment of wrinkles that emerge as a result of contracting.

Through inhibiting the contraction of muscles, and training the face to avoid contracting, even as the effects of botox are wearing off, botox can be used preventively from a young age, rather than trying to treat the problem later. The effect is more natural if you use small doses from a young age versus the higher dosage you need later on in life. 

A good rule of thumb is to start using Botox when you start showing lines at rest, which usually occurs around the age of 25. In other people, lines only start showing at rest in their thirties. 25 is not a hard and fast rule, though it is often unnecessary to inject someone with Botox earlier than that for cosmetic reasons. Many lines have a hereditary component so if you start to see lines that appear in older relatives, then you probably need to consider Botox. Dermani Medspa Franchising has many highly trained dermatologists whom you can consult on whether you need to begin using Botox and who will explain the procedure to you to help you make an informed decision.