As we age our bodies begin to produce less collagen and elastin. These are the natural proteins that are responsible for keeping our skin firm and vibrant. Over time, the gradual decline in these proteins will result in fine lines forming around your brows, eyes and lips. Furthermore, certain lifestyle habits such as smoking and constant UV exposure from the sun can make these lines even worse.
You may not notice the small changes in your skin now, but over time they will progressively get worse. Fortunately, now you can smooth out wrinkles through the use of BOTOX® injections at James Christian Cosmetics.
So, when is the right time to start thinking about BOTOX?
BOTOX® is not just for the young adults in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Men and women in their later 20s and early to mid to 30s are also taking a proactive approach to their anti-aging journey and utilizing cosmetic injections to retain their young skin. Depending on various factors, the earlier you start Botox when you notice those deep lines and wrinkles when your face is at rest, the better.
In Your 20s
If you are in your later 20s and starting to notice those lines on your forehead or around your eyes and mouth stick around while your face is at rest, that’s when you might consider getting initial Botox treatments. In some people, this may be in the later 20s, while in others after 30. It is rare for someone to come in asking for BOTOX® under the age of 25, however patients have been coming in asking for BOTOX® in preparation for their 30th birthday though! Depending on the level of sun damage, the amount of muscle movement, and whether you are genetically predisposed to wrinkles on the face and other factors which all play into the decision at which age to start using Botox.
In Your 30s
Most patients typically start using BOTOX® in their early to mid 30s. It’s possible to benefit from preventative BOTOX® treatments earlier, but the odds are low that you could have built up enough lines to worry about. When in your 30s it’s important to protect your skin from the sun by applying sunscreen, wearing a hat when outside, drinking plenty of water, healthy diet, getting plenty of rest, and remember to do daily activities to reduce stress and detoxify your body. Botox, when mixed with a healthy lifestyle at this age can help to reduce and prevent wrinkles.
In Your 40s+
Patients entering their 40s and beyond particularly benefit from BOTOX®. Especially if someone has gotten a lot of sun exposure or their lifestyle has been harder on the skin (i.e. smoker, acne, etc.). The chronologic age to start Botox is often irrelevant as one must look at these numerous factors and the dynamic wrinkles themselves. When the wrinkles on the upper part of the face start to linger after the movement has stopped — like seeing crow’s feet but not smiling — that’s the best time to start treatments.
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX® is a wrinkle relaxer made from an advanced strain of botulinum toxin. Once injected, BOTOX blocks the nerves of the facial muscles, paralyzing movement. Your skin appears smoother and less wrinkled as a result of treatment. The professionals at James Christian Cosmetics know how to administer BOTOX® injections so your facial expressions appear natural and not “frozen.”
What kinds of wrinkles can I treat?
Preventive BOTOX® treatments can be administered in various different areas around your face.
• Horizontal lines across the forehead
• Vertical lines between the eyebrows
• Crow’s feet around the eyes
• Lipstick lines and wrinkles around the mouth
How long does it take?
BOTOX® treatments can typically be completed on the same day as your consultation. The experts at James Christian Cosmetics will begin the process by asking you to make facial expressions, like frowning and smiling. This allows us to assess your wrinkles and plan out where your injections need to be placed. We then use a very fine needle to administer BOTOX® so the downtime is minimal, with many patients returning to work right after their procedure.
How often should I get treatment?
Unfortunately the amazing benefits of BOTOX® doesn’t last forever. Having a plan for your proactive wrinkle prevention will give you a chance to budget your finances and book follow-up sessions so you can smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on a long-term basis. Most patients should expect BOTOX® to last between 3 – 4 months, depending on the various factors mentioned previously, areas to treat and cosmetic goals. The team at James Christian Cosmetics will work closely with you to determine a treatment plan that works best for you, and can give you a specific timeline and cost.
How Much Does It Cost?
Depending on the areas to be treated and number of recommended injections, the price can vary. We recommend viewing our services and taking advantage of some of the great promotions we put on every month.
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Where Are We Located?
We proudly serve communities in Suffolk County and beyond including Islip, Manhattan, Commack, Queens, Brooklyn, Rockville Centre, Babylon Village, Huntington Bay, West Hampton, and East Setauket.
We would love to sit down with you for a consultation, at which time we can recommend the best approach for your specific needs. Contact us today!
*BOTOX® is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns.