It’s never too early for Botox
Is it ever too early for Botox? A new article about the preventive use of cosmetic procedures to freeze the aging process may raise a few eyebrows – at least for those who haven’t had too many Botox shots.
The commentary, published online in JAMA Dermatology, states that it is “rarely too early” to start the “conservative and thoughtful use of neuromodulators [i.e., Botox], fillers and noninvasive energy-based treatments.” Critics of the concept, on the other hand, point to the potentially exorbitant cost of starting such procedures in early adulthood.
It’s been clearly shown for a long time that frown lines, forehead furrows and crows’ feet are due to repetitive folding of skin from normal expressions, many people in their 40s, 50s and 60s attempt to fix these wrinkles and folds once they’ve developed. But by injecting earlier, people can keep them from ever happening.
If you slow down the use of these muscles beginning early in adult life, the lines never develop. Rather than going backward and fixing something that’s there, you can inhibit it from starting in the first place.
We’re not advocating treating infants, children and people in their teens. “What I would suggest is at whatever point [people] begin to notice and are bothered by some of these things like frown lines or forehead lines. It’s reasonable to consider starting treatment with Botox. It’s easier and more effective to inhibit progression than come in 10 years later and take them away. We’ve termed it ‘prejuvenation.'”
Reports on a 22-year-old laser hair removal sales representative from Dallas, says she started getting Botox injections at 19 specifically to stop wrinkles in their tracks. She started to prevent wrinkles and avoid having to receive fillers later in life. But not everyone is hip to hip-checking wrinkles before they start.
The Kopelson Clinic offers a myriad of advanced dermatological treatments and procedures, Dr. Kopelson and his staff provide personalized clinical suggestions and cosmetic dermatology services to customize each patient’s specific medical and cosmetic concerns.