Ask An Expert — When Should I Start Botox?
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Dr. Amanda Doyle is a CB dermatologist practicing at the Russak Dermatology clinic. Dr. Doyle specializes in rejuvenation techniques like microneedling and PRP (the “vampire facial“), and the Russak Dermatology office is full of the latest cosmetic treatments, including lasers and body contouring gadgets—they’re also Botox experts, of course. We knew Dr. Doyle would have some insight into this reader question about when to start Botox, and what risks, if any, might be involved. The answer? It’s actually really simple: see a wrinkle, zap a wrinkle.
What age should someone really start getting preventative botox? What are the risks? How do I know when I should really start?
DR. AMANDA DOYLE ANSWER:
A patient can opt to start preventative Botox as soon as a patient’s fine lines or deep lines start concerning them or if they want to take preventative measures. A great age to start incorporating subtle Botox treatments would be the mid-to-late 20’s. If injected incorrectly, a patient could experience eyelid drooping or an asymmetric smile. As soon a patient notices fine lines with expression and they are bothersome, a patient should start Botox to prevent those lines from forming permanently at rest.
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