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When should I consider starting botox ?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: For wrinkles

Botox is most effective at preventing worsening of certain lines of expression especially the glabella (between the eyebrows), forehead, and crow's feet , and perioral (smoker) lines.
These can start forming as early as 20's and get more noticeable in 30s, 40s. Botox can be started at any age when wrinkles form but early intervention helps to keep the lines from deepening and worsening.

In brief: For wrinkles

Botox is most effective at preventing worsening of certain lines of expression especially the glabella (between the eyebrows), forehead, and crow's feet , and perioral (smoker) lines.
These can start forming as early as 20's and get more noticeable in 30s, 40s. Botox can be started at any age when wrinkles form but early intervention helps to keep the lines from deepening and worsening.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Botox

If you mean what age, then early 30's and many even believe late 20's.

In brief: Botox

If you mean what age, then early 30's and many even believe late 20's.
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Dr. Shalini Gupta
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: When you feel ready

Some patients start as early as in their 20's if they're seeing prominent lines.
They do it in preventive mode to reduce deeper lines from settling in over time...Especially if they see a family trend. Botox helps to relax the muscles that cause the expressions that create the lines. In this way, it can help to not only smooth the lines but also to change the habit of making those movements.

In brief: When you feel ready

Some patients start as early as in their 20's if they're seeing prominent lines.
They do it in preventive mode to reduce deeper lines from settling in over time...Especially if they see a family trend. Botox helps to relax the muscles that cause the expressions that create the lines. In this way, it can help to not only smooth the lines but also to change the habit of making those movements.
Dr. Shalini Gupta
Dr. Shalini Gupta
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

In my practice I have 25-80 year olds using it.
When you start, depends on you. Its definitely worth a try. Use less the first time just so you can see what it does. The goal with Botox is to look natural, well rested...Not frozen like many of our actors. Speak with your cosmetic physician about your budget as well as your goals to help best address everything.

In brief: Varies

In my practice I have 25-80 year olds using it.
When you start, depends on you. Its definitely worth a try. Use less the first time just so you can see what it does. The goal with Botox is to look natural, well rested...Not frozen like many of our actors. Speak with your cosmetic physician about your budget as well as your goals to help best address everything.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: When needed

When the wrinkles start bothering you.

In brief: When needed

When the wrinkles start bothering you.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Up to you

Botox is a wonderful treatment for facial wrinkles among other things.
But it is really up to you how much those wrinkles bother you. Many people opt to start Botox early before permanent creases may develop, others prefer to wait until things really become bothersome. Think about it well and discuss it with your plastic surgeon. Be well.

In brief: Up to you

Botox is a wonderful treatment for facial wrinkles among other things.
But it is really up to you how much those wrinkles bother you. Many people opt to start Botox early before permanent creases may develop, others prefer to wait until things really become bothersome. Think about it well and discuss it with your plastic surgeon. Be well.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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