You thought botox for older women? Think again. One of the top and commonly done bridal treatments is the toxin injections (BOTOX/Xeomin). The reason for this is the results achieved with just a little bit of the toxin injections aka ‘baby-tox’ gives the bride a relaxed and fresher appearance.
But let’s not just limit this to the brides and grooms, the millennials are aware about the early- preventive skin care like keeping yourself hydrated, using sunscreen and have added toxin injections as a preventive self-care tool.
Botox is advised by dermatologists based on the muscle activity and the amount of wrinkles produced in the skin and not by age. There can be hyperactivity of the muscles on the face even at a younger age.
The hyperactivity of muscles on face in individuals who are highly expressive which makes the muscles on the forehead contract and throws some lines on the skin which over years develops into deeper wrinkles. Botox basically relaxes these muscles and prevents the formation of these deep wrinkles, it is advisable to start care early on in the twenties and thirties.
Recently I had a 22 yr old girl who had deep lines on the forehead, her dad has the same lines and she doesn’t wish to have the wrinkles. No amount of skincare can prevent the formation of wrinkles. Botulinum toxin made the deep forehead lines magically disappear and give her a pleasant, natural look.
So how early do you start? Let your dermatologist assess dynamics of your skin and muscles and if there is need for preventative botox, consider it. Dermatologists can look at a face and recognise your habits of over using muscles like frowning, pursing your lip, clenching teeth etc. toxin injections will relax the muscle and train your face to not fall into the habits, lowering the odds of developing static wrinkles.
Remember it’s not the age! it’s the muscular activity.
Also, FYI – starting Botox/xeomin injections does not mean you will get addicted for life. Over time people need lesser Botox. Some people come back in 6 months, some up to a year before their next injection. It is by far the safest anti-ageing molecule!