Preventative Skin Care: Info about Botox in Scottsdale, AZ for Younger People

March 16, 2018

preventative botox injectionsWhen people think of Botox, they typically think of women who have reached middle age or beyond, attempting to smooth out wrinkles and aging marks. However, there are also plenty of benefits for twenty- and thirty-somethings to use Botox as a form of preventative skin care.

According to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox treatments have increased by nearly 750 percent since 2000, in large part because there has been a significant increase in patients under 30 years old getting injections or cosmetic surgeries. With the procedure being much less controversial than it had been in previous years, young people feel comfortable using it for preventative means to avoid early signs of aging.

Here’s some information you should know if you are a young person interested in Botox in Scottsdale, AZ.

How Botox works

botox injectionsFirst and foremost, what exactly is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-regulated and approved drug made with botulinum toxins (hence the name Botox). When injected into the muscles in the face, the toxins temporarily block nerve impulses in the area that cause contractions. This prevents new aging lines from forming, and also softens wrinkles that already exist in the face.

The skin naturally loses its elasticity as it ages and the collagen starts to break down, so this treatment helps prevent the onset of permanent creases. The FDA has approved injections for anyone between the ages of 18 and 65.

Botox in your twenties

20 year olds getting botoxIf you’re in your twenties and considering getting Botox treatments, it will likely be to reduce the overexpression of muscles in your face—something that is entirely genetic. If you are considering using Botox in the future already, using it in your twenties can help you train your facial muscles to stay in place and avoid causing wrinkles and age lines.

You can customize your treatments as well so they are not quite as intensive as the treatments you’d get at an older age. Your dermatologist can use a smaller amount of the toxin and avoid injecting it quite as far into the skin. This will help you avoid the “frozen” sensation some people describe feeling when they use Botox.

Botox in your thirties

30 year olds getting botoxDuring your thirties, you will likely begin noticing fine aging lines developing around your eyes and between your eyebrows. Using Botox in this decade will allow you to soften or even erase many of those fine lines, as long as you get injections every three months or so. If you’re just getting the procedure to look more youthful for a specific occasion, such as a wedding, you can space out the treatments even more.

These are just a few considerations to keep in mind if you are a young person in your twenties or thirties and are interested in Botox treatments to prevent early onset of wrinkles and other aging lines and marks. For more information about Botox in Scottsdale, AZ, contact the team at Allure Medspa today. We’d love to tell you all about it!

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