Preventative Botox in Your 20s & 30s

We all know that aging is a part of life, but wrinkles don’t have to be thanks to Botox! It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. When started early in your 20s and 30s, Botox injections can work as a preventative technique versus a corrective treatment.

In fact, Botox is the most common treatment for both men and women looking for subtle aesthetic adjustments. If you’re wondering if you’re at the right age for preventive Botox, here is everything you need to know.


What Is Botox Used For?

Let’s start with the basics. FDA-cleared Botox Cosmetic is a minimally invasive cosmetic injectable that is used to soften moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles that develop as we age.

Botox is a clear liquid that is injected with an ultra-fine needle into the treatment area. It uses botulinum toxin type A to temporarily inhibit muscle movement. This prevents nerve signals in the facial muscles from contracting, causing the fine lines and wrinkles to relax and soften.

Once the muscles are at rest, the skin becomes smoother and tighter — creating a more natural relaxed appearance. Botox is FDA-approved, has been used for over 20 years, and is safe and very effective.

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When Should I Start Getting Botox?

The earliest signs of aging — forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines around the eyes and mouth — are just beginning to appear when we reach our late 20s and 30s. Those same pesky lines will deepen over time, forming fuller wrinkles. But if Botox is administered before those deeper lines have a chance to set in, it’ll help prevent them from forming in the first place. Big impact for a noninvasive treatment!

Now, as for when you should get it? Well, there’s no exact answer, which we know is the worst kind of answer. It really depends on when you start to see these fine lines and wrinkles starting to appear. Experts agree that beginning in your mid to late 20s is a great time to start evaluating whether or not you want to start preventative Botox treatment.

How Does Preventive Botox Work?

Woman's forehead before and after Botox injections for the glabella between the eyesLet’s take a step back before we dive in. As our skin ages and loses elasticity (need we give you another reason collagen is so important?!)  it tends to create lines and wrinkles. The older we get, the more these lines and wrinkles start to show up, leaving creases in the spots they’ve repeatedly shown up in. Enter preventative Botox as a solution.

So, how exactly does Botox prevent wrinkles? We’re going to get technical. Botox works by blocking the signals that tell your nerves to contract. The injected muscles are then inhibited from contracting, which softens the targeted lines and wrinkles. Because your face is being trained to avoid these muscle movements, even as Botox wears off, it is incredibly beneficial for preventing these wrinkles from appearing in the first place. Less muscle movement, less wrinkles. Voila!

The Fine Print When Addressing Your Fine Lines

Reversing the signs of aging sounds like the stuff of fairy tales, right? While there aren’t any Botox disclaimers about it wearing off at midnight, preventative Botox in your 20s and 30s does come with a caveat — moderation. Having it done too often can lead to an immunity or tolerance to the product. Having your Botox done in moderation by an expert is the most reliable way to give your skin the preventative care it needs to look its very best.

While it is a non-invasive treatment to get done, there are side effects when getting Botox that should be taken into consideration

Where is the Best Place to Get Botox Done in Austin and Round Rock?

Viva Med Spa lobby at Domain Northside in AustinNo more Googling “Botox near me.” If you’re looking for Austin Botox or Botox in Round Rock, you’ll be in the best possible hands with our talented, certified med spa injectors in a good-for-the-soul environment at Viva. And if you want to make time for other rejuvenating spa or med spa services while you’re here, we can do that, too! Schedule a Consultation at any of our four Viva Day Spa + Med Spa locations.



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Courtney Eble, FNP-C is an experienced aesthetic injector at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa in Round Rock, Texas.This article has been medically reviewed by Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner & Injection Specialist Courtney Eble FNP-C, AANP.






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