Certain types of wrinkles occur on the face after years of facial muscle movements that cause the skin to fold and crease. These are called expression lines. Every person eventually experiences the effects of aging on their face, but cosmetic treatments like BOTOX® injections, which our Minneapolis-based Zel Skin & Laser Specialists team provide, represent one of the best strategies available for aging gracefully. Every patient’s situation is unique, and some people visibly age more slowly and in a way that develops differently from others, so there’s no way of knowing the exact age when you should try BOTOX®. However, while cosmetic treatments are typically associated with older patients, women and men in their 20s can benefit in the short and long term from BOTOX® sessions.
If you have naturally thin skin and an expressive face, and are noticing the first, faint wrinkles growing visible on your skin, it might be worthwhile to consider having BOTOX® in your 20s. Though the prescription medication is mainly used for correcting already-etched-in wrinkles that become more visible when the face is in motion, BOTOX® can also prevent the development of crow’s feet, frown lines, and other wrinkles by keeping the muscles that cause them at rest.
This means that if you start younger, your face can be less wrinkled when you’re older because the crease-forming muscles were more relaxed over time. It’s easier to prevent wrinkles than to undo more severe signs of aging later in life.
It’s worth noting that most young patients don’t have many wrinkles yet, and every person can make his or her own determination as to which treatments today are worth the price, time, and effort when considering the potential benefits.
Of course, when it comes to keeping away wrinkles and other signs of aging, BOTOX® injections aren’t a substitute for caring for your skin. It’s always a good idea to protect your skin from the sun as much as possible by using sunscreen whenever you go out every day and to maintain a proper, daily skin regimen that includes cleansing, moisturizing, antioxidants, and most importantly sunscreen to keep the overall quality of your skin in good shape.
Get to know more about our services at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists by requesting a consultation, or call our offices at 952-929-8888 (Edina), 612-338-0711 (Minneapolis), or 952-473-1286 (Plymouth) to start planning your procedure.