Is 30 too late for Botox?
To do or not to do Botox? Until what age can you get Botox injections? At least every one of those of you who are over 30 asked this question, regardless of whether you are a man or a woman. Hailed as the most effective anti-wrinkle treatment, Botox, also known as botulinum toxin, is one of the FDA-approved treatments. The Fashiongton Post will help you figure out if you are ready for Botox, and whether it’s a right choice for you.
Botox is the brand name which people associate with the actual product and use as a generic term. Dysport and Xeomin are two other brands for injectable wrinkle treatments. Botulinum therapy is a procedure aimed at correcting and preventing mimic wrinkles with preparations based on botulinum toxin injected into soft tissues using microneedles. All of these products work in a very similar way, but differ in molecular configuration and manufacturing nuances.
Should I do Botox?
YES, if you notice deep wrinkles and creases on your face. For most women, wrinkles begin to appear in the age of 25-40. Botox perfectly refreshes the face and temporarily removes wrinkles. There is no specific age that would be the starting point for the procedure. As soon as you start noticing the appearance of wrinkles in the upper third of your face, you can surely go for this procedure.
NO, if you have a bleeding disorder, as this is an absolute contraindication to the botulinum therapy procedure. The causes of this disorder can be both congenital and acquired, caused by taking wrong medications. If the bleeding disorder is acquired, then rejuvenation with Botox injections is possible after the restoration of its normal parameters.
Is it too late for me to get Botox?
NO, if your mimic wrinkles have not yet passed into the static stage. Mimic or dynamic wrinkles are formed as a result of contraction of facial muscles when performing various facial movements and disappear when you stop mimicking. Static wrinkles never disappear, they are most often called age-related and come as you’re getting older.
YES, if you have super-aged skin, that is, if you have deep static wrinkles on your face, regardless of whether you mimic or not. Neurotoxins will not be able to completely erase such wrinkles from your face, since after the age of 50 there is a natural resorption of fat and bones in the face. Botox is only approved by the FDA for people under 65 years old. All those over 65 are not recommended to resort to this procedure.
Will Botox help to improve facial symmetry?
YES, if you have, for example, one eyebrow lower than the other, or one side of your mouth rises slightly when you smile or speak — then Botox can be used to relax one side of the face and create a more symmetrical appearance.
NO, if you have high expectations. Many people think that the effect of botulinum toxin therapy will last forever, but this is not true. The effect of Botox usually wears off within three to six months and then the procedure can be repeated.
Can Botox help with excessive sweating?
YES, Botox is FDA approved for use on hyperhidrosis. Microinjections are carried out in the area of the armpits, sometimes also on the palms and feet, after which you will forget about active sweating and unpleasant odor in these areas for the next 3-6 months.
NO, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Botox acts locally and does not travel to distant parts of the body, so the chance of it affecting a fetus in the womb or baby through breastfeeding is extremely low. The point in this case is not in harming the child but rather in the expediency of the procedure. The effect of botulinum therapy does not rest on pregnant and lactating women.