Beginner Botox – Is It the Right Treatment For You?
- Posted on: Jul 27 2021
As we age and enter our 30s, the level of collagen in the skin diminishes. As production rates slow, degradation increases. These natural proteins are responsible for keeping our skin looking plump and firm, giving us a youthful appearance. With less of these proteins produced, fine lines and wrinkles can start to form around the brows, eyes and lips areas, especially when combined with constant UV exposure and poor lifestyle habits.
Making small changes to your skincare habits may seem insignificant in your 20s and even 30s; however, your current small lines and wrinkles will only worsen over time. The good news? These wrinkles can be smoothed out with Botox injections. When patients first begin their anti-aging journey at MunkMD, we work closely with them to pinpoint which Botox injection plan is most suitable for them so they can look and feel their best.
Here’s a complete guide into Botox, aging skin and how to start your very own Botox injection plan!
What Causes Early Signs of Aging?
Aging is a natural process that is bound to happen to us all. Unfortunately, some experience the visual signs worse than others.
So, what factors contribute to aging skin?
Sun exposure and tanning is top of the list when it comes to premature wrinkles. The UV rays that emanate from the sun cause DNA change in the skin that promote the unwanted fine lines. Next up are genetics and poor lifestyle habits. Most people already know that smoking, poor sleep, and an unhealthy diet is harmful to your body. But these damaging habits can also manifest themselves on your skin, making you look older than you are.
Luckily, the aesthetic signs of aging can be treated through preventative Botox injections.
What is Botox?
Botox is a brand name of botulinum toxin, coming from the bacterium C. botulinum, which is typically found in plants, soil, and water. This chemical blocks the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, causing a muscle relaxation effect that lasts several months. On top of minimizing wrinkles, Botox can even be used to treat medical conditions such as neck spasms, excessive sweating, and chronic migraines.
It’s through the muscle paralysis effect that Botox injections work to reduce the wrinkling that naturally occurs when you make exaggerated facial expressions.
How to Get Started
At MunkMD, we understand that every patient is unique. It’s why we develop individualized Botox plans for each patient. This plan includes the following:
✓ What are your goals?
✓ Can your goals be achieved with Botox?
✓ How old are you, what is your medical history, and what aesthetic are you looking to achieve with Botox?
✓ We also establish realistic expectations and results
We always want our patients to be informed about what Botox can and can’t do for them based on their individual needs and desires.
Now, let’s dive into injections!
Is There A Right Age to Start Botox?
There is no set in stone timeframe for when you should start getting Botox. Rather, it will be different for everyone. In our 30s is when cell turnover and collagen production slows down and when we typically start to see the signs of aging. Some, depending on their lifestyle, may see these changes happen earlier. If that’s the case, you may want to consider starting a Botox treatment earlier.
Ultimately, the right time to start Botox is when the signs of aging start to bother you.
How Do I Know If Botox Is Right For Me?
If you’re considering Botox for cosmetic reasons, you should make this decision for yourself and be sure to consult with a professional dermatologist to map out the best treatment plan for you. If you’re interested in starting your anti-aging journey with Botox, book a consultation. We’ll work together to create a personalized plan for you.
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