Did you know that Botox was discovered accidentally?
Its humble beginnings took place in the late 1980’s in the office of an ophthalmologist. Fast forward a couple of decades, and this popular cosmetic injection procedure bloomed into a billion dollar industry.
So you might be wondering: When should I get on the Botox bandwagon? Should I even bother with Botox?
The facts about when to start getting Botox may surprise you.
When You Have Wrinkles
The first reason to get Botox is one of the most common reasons. If you have crows feet, Glabellar lines, or fine lines forming on your cheeks and chin, it’s time to consider Botox. Crows feet, also known as wrinkles forming around your eyebrows, are the most common type of wrinkles treated by Botox. Glabellar lines, the wrinkles crossing your forehead, are the second most popular areas for Botox treatment.
Facial wrinkles appear in the late 30’s and early 40’s. You might notice some fine line formations even before early middle age.
Also, contrary to popular belief, men are just as likely to get Botox as women. Men get wrinkles too, and sometimes their lines are more pronounced than feminine wrinkles.
When You Want to Prevent Wrinkles
Are you considering Botox as a preventive cosmetic measure?
If so, you are part of a millennial wave of Botox users. People in their late 20’s and early 30’s are opting for Botox in droves. They hope to prevent the aging process even before it begins.
Botox is formally approved for anyone above age 18, so using it as a form of self-preservation is not out of the question. As long as you get the procedure done safely in an approved medical facility, you can choose Botox at any adult age.
When You Have Migraines
While aestheticians and plastic surgeons were busy cashing in on the Botox trend, they discovered that this procedure can do more than just enhance a person’s good looks. It can alleviate migraines as well.
In 2010, Botox was approved as a treatment for chronic migraines. If you get these debilitating headaches 15 times a month or more, you are a candidate for Botox injections.
Migraine patients get Botox injections at three-month intervals. The shots are strategically given around the head and neck.
It is important to get Botox for migraines from a doctor who actually treats these headaches rather than from a plastic surgeon. If done incorrectly, Botox can actually increase headaches and cause neck pain.
When You Have Other Medical Issues
Certain other medical issues are also treatable with Botox.
Those issues include:
- Bladder problems
- Teeth grinding
- and muscle spasms
Botox is generally safe for all adults. That said, you should consult your doctor before considering Botox while breastfeeding or while pregnant.
Beyond When to Start Botox
Now that you’re caught up on when to start Botox treatment, what else are you curious about?
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