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Since Botox treatments for your face can make you look younger you may be wondering at what age is BOTOX® best to start? Most people start in their 40’s or 50’s as this is when they begin to see how the expression lines make them appear tired or worried. Botox treatments in Montreal certainly follow this trend.

Some people are more expressive by nature and opt to begin in their late 20’s or 30’s. The choice is personal and will depend on your desired result.  If you are looking into Botox treatments in Montreal, look for expert guidance to determine if now is the right time to start.

What is the average age to Start Botox?

While there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer, the average age to start Botox treatments is typically between the ages of 40 and 50. This age range is generally where early signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, begin to become more noticeable.

Is Preventative Botox a Myth?

The notion of preventative Botox, often referred to as “Baby Botox”, involves administering lower doses of the treatment at a younger age in hopes of minimizing wrinkles before they become prominent. Dynamic lines appear as we express repeatedly and contract muscles. Expressions such as:

  • Frowning
  • Squinting
  • Smiling
  • Raising eyebrows 

How does Botox rejuvenate your face? It is strategically injected into certain muscles in your face thereby inhibiting the contractions and limiting facial movements that create lines and wrinkles. It also prevents static lines from appearing. Static lines are the result of dynamic wrinkles that eventually become visible when your face is at rest (relaxed and without expression).

A patient is sitting on a treatment chair at PEAU, having an evaluation regarding possible injections of Botox.

Is 40 a good age for Botox?

“Should I get Botox at 40?” is commonly asked as people approach middle age and noticeable signs of aging set in. At 40, the skin’s elasticity begins to decline, and expression lines may start to linger even when your face is relaxed/at rest (those static lines we mentioned earlier).  This age can be a prime time to start Botox treatments, especially for targeting areas of the upper face like the forehead, glabella and around the outer eyes. Lines in these areas convey fatigue or worry and may not be desirable for people who wish to appear relaxed and refreshed. It is a personal choice though and no one should be urged to start treatment unless they desire to do so and believe the benefits are worth the commitment.

Can you Age Gracefully with Botox?

There isn’t a Botox age limit. You can have treatments and be graceful. Prioritizing the technique is the most important consideration when choosing who you allow to enhance your natural beauty. Harmonizing your global facial appearance with a tailored injection approach is key to achieving a refreshed appearance. The skill of the artist is important to enhancing and not changing your look. Adjusting the treatment over time to, as you age, requires a keen aesthetic eye. Further, there isn’t a universal rule as far as having less or more Botox as you age. You may reduce the dosage (number of units used for your treatment)  in certain areas but you also may add areas that previously were not of concern. This is where a wealth of injecting experience comes into play.

Your first step to Botox Cosmetic in Montreal

The best age to start Botox treatments is the age you feel is right for you. Whether preventative in your late 20’s, targeted to specific wrinkles in your 40’s or considered as a possibility later in life, you’ll want to find a trusted expert.

Ready to turn back the skin aging clock? Schedule your consultation with cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Manish Khanna today. Call 514-989-7328 today!

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