The Official Guide to Botox® in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

No one wants lines and wrinkles regardless of age.

But for years many feared that frozen, emotionless look associated with botulinum toxin injections like Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin and Dysport.

Thanks to advances in techniques these rock-star anti-aging injections are once again on the rise. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) facial plastic surgeons are reporting that they’re seeing patients of every age request Botox, some patients even starting in their 20s.

With that, here’s your decade-by-decade guide to Botox:

In your 20s: Think Prejuvenation

Yes, you read that correctly. Prejuvenation refers to stopping aging before it starts. The facial muscles that cause wrinkles can be trained to move less, preventing wrinkles from etching their way into skin.  And this word is getting out: 64% of AAFPRS member facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments in patients under 30.

In your 30s: Smooth fine lines

Your thirties are often marked by career milestones. It’s also the time where many people get married and start families, and it can be the decade you first start to see fine lines developing between your brows. Regularly receiving Botox injections every 3 to 6 months will take care of these pesky 11’s, softening them and preventing them from getting deeper.

In your 40s: Curtail Crow’s Feet

It’s in your 40s that you first look in the mirror and see… your mom’s face – for better or worse. For many, this means the appearance of crows’ feet around the eyes. More than half of facial plastic surgeons say people seek out cosmetic procedures to stay competitive in the workforce and to look as young as they feel.  Botox injections every three to six month can help delete crow’s feet and keep you in the game.

There is one major warning. Because Botox is being offered as discount daily deals and even appears in gyms and salons, it’s all too easy to get treated by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. “When it comes to medical procedures, you need to put trust in a trained healthcare professional,” says Dr. Edwin Williams, president of the AAFPRS. “Correct application of Botox is critical not only to stay safe but so you can achieve the best results possible.”

Always trust your face to a facial plastic surgeon, says the AAFPRS. Seek out a board-certified surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. Choose one based on qualifications—not price. You can research surgeons at www.aafprs.org

For more information or to be connected with a member of the AAFPRS, contact KELZ PR—Patty Mathews; pattymathews@kelzpr.com