Can You Really Be Too Young for Botox?

Botox Bellevue WAWhen it comes to aging, you know that you can easily come into Dr. Kristin Tarbet’s office and get Botox and fillers to help smooth out your fine lines and wrinkles— leaving you looking ten years younger in no time. Because we know that injectables are great at almost reversing the signs of aging on individuals who are in their 40’s and 50’s, what does that say about using things like Botox for those in their 20’s? As an injectable that is popular amongst women of all ages, it poses the question, “Is it worth it to get Botox in your 20’s or is it just a waste of money?” Read on to learn more about whether or not you can be considered too young to get Botox.

What Does Science Say?

If you’re going to stick to the basis of science, it’s fair to say that Botox hasn’t been around long enough for scientists to analyze whether or not getting it in your twenties is going to help reduce the signs of aging on your skin. So, it’s hard to give a definitive answer.

Think of It Differently

As mentioned above, because Botox hasn’t been around long enough to say if it can protect your skin from aging, we like to look at Botox in your 20’s in a different light. Specifically, rather than saying it will protect you from aging, we like to think of it as a tool that could potentially slow aging down. For instance, because Botox works to relax the muscles in the forehead, you won’t be able to do things that typically cause wrinkles, like scrunching your forehead. Because your muscles are consistently relaxed, it’s safe to say that you will get wrinkles at one point but it may take a bit longer.

Using Botox to treat fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and forehead is proven to be effective time and time again, but getting it in your 20’s is still something that is disputed amongst surgeons everywhere. If you would like to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Kristin Tarbet, contact our office today!

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