What’s the Ideal Age to Start Using BOTOX® Cosmetic?


What’s the Ideal Age to Start Using BOTOX® Cosmetic?


Are you too young to enjoy the anti-aging benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic? Probably not. There’s no perfect age to begin using this injectable and the timing largely depends on your personal preference. That said, here are a few factors to consider when scheduling your first appointment.

BOTOX® Cosmetic for Preventative Use

You don’t have to wait until wrinkles form to start using BOTOX® Cosmetic. Administered early, this injectable can actually help prevent visible aging. It works by limiting the facial muscle movements that contribute to lines and wrinkles. 

Preventative BOTOX® is quickly gaining favor among those in their 20s and 30s. The ideal candidate for preventative BOTOX® is someone who has started to see faint lines or who has a very expressive face. Talk to Dr. Stan Castor to learn if preventative BOTOX® is right for you.

BOTOX® Cosmetic to Reduce Visible Signs of Aging

BOTOX® Cosmetic is most commonly used to soften existing lines and wrinkles such as:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Smile lines
  • Forehead lines
  • Lip lines
  • Chin dimples

Are you bothered by any of these visible signs of aging? If so, it may be time for you to consider BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Be aware that you may experience facial aging sooner or later than others due to your genetics and environmental factors. No matter your situation, BOTOX® Cosmetic can give you a more youthful appearance.

FDA Age Requirement for BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is appropriate for nearly all ages. However, it’s not indicated for patients younger than 18 according to the Food and Drug Administration.

In some unique circumstances, a physician can use his or her discretion to inject patients younger than 18.

Learn More About BOTOX® Cosmetic in Tampa Bay

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor proudly offers BOTOX® Cosmetic — and the comparable treatments Dysport® and Xeomin®— to patients interested in keeping visible aging at bay. To learn if this injectable is right for you, call 813-971-2000 to schedule a consultation at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. Our practice serves Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas of Florida.

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