One of the most common signs of aging is dynamic wrinkles. This type of aging sign cannot be treated by dermal fillers. Instead, dynamic wrinkles must be treated with Xeomin Botox. Today, our aesthetic experts at Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA are taking a closer look at this injectable muscle relaxant, including when the right age to consider treatment is.
What Is the Best Age for Getting Botox?
Many people don’t seek Xeomin Botox injections until they are in their 30s. However, if you are at least 18 years of age, it doesn’t matter how old you are. The best age to get Xeomin Botox is the age at which your overactive muscles are causing cosmetic concerns.
Starting in Your 20s or 30s
It is rare for people to seek this injectable muscle relaxant treatment before they are 20. This is because the visible effects of hyperactive muscles are hidden fairly effectively by an adequate amount of HA, elastin, and mesh-like protein before the age of 20. However, the older you become, the slower your skin produces crucial proteins and fibers. Therefore, your skin’s ability to hide the effects of overactive muscles is diminished.
Typically, you can expect your skin to produce enough collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic until you’re around the age of 25, and then your skin can’t produce enough supportive structures to hide dynamic wrinkles. However, it is not uncommon for it to take several years for the signs of aging to start revealing themselves.
Starting Between the Ages of 40 and 69
If you didn’t seek anti-aging treatments when you were in your 20s or 30s, it is not too late. While most people start to seek anti-aging treatments when their concerns are only mild or moderate in nature, it is never too late to get treated. Even if your concerns are severe, they can be treated effectively with Xeomin Botox injections.
To Thine Own Self Be True
At the end of the day, only you can decide whether you are now at the right age to consider injectable muscle relaxants. To get a better idea of whether now is the right time for you to get this treatment, answer the following questions:
- Do I want natural-looking results?
- Am I ready to improve my appearance?
- Can I see lines or wrinkles in my reflection?
Keeping in mind your answers to the aforementioned questions, read on to learn more about this injectable muscle relaxant treatment.
How This Treatment Works
This injectable muscle relaxant treatment works by relaxing your facial muscles. It is incredibly effective for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles, lines, and folds because the visible changes to your skin are caused by wrinkled muscles. When the areas of concern are injected with a neuromodulator, like Xeomin Botox, the muscles relax to the point that the wrinkles in the muscles are erased.
How Do Dynamic Wrinkles Occur?
Dynamic wrinkles occur because when your muscles tense, ridges form in them. Since your skin lies on top of your muscles, when your muscles form ridges, ridges are formed in the skin. Among the most commonly treated dynamic wrinkles and lines are:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial folds
- Brow lines
Keeping the Contractions Under Control
Neuromodulators are incredibly effective for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles because they stop excess muscle contractions. The way this is accomplished is the neurotoxic protein that serves as this injectable’s active ingredient binds to some of the motor receptors in the affected muscles. Due to this, your brain can only send some signals to the muscles in the treatment area.
Since some of the communication from your brain doesn’t reach your muscles, your muscles stop contracting excessively. When your muscles stop contracting excessively, they start relaxing until the deep creases in them relax themselves away.
Keeping Things Natural
Now is probably the perfect age for you to consider injectable muscle relaxant treatments if you want natural-looking results. Unlike invasive procedures that physically manipulate your muscles and skin, this treatment always provides natural-looking results. Your muscles won’t be stretched, lifted, or excised to change the appearance of your natural facial structure and skin; instead, your muscles will relax.
This Treatment Is for You
Everyone’s aging experience is unique, and you can feel confident that your injectable muscle relaxant treatment will be tailored to your unique needs. We will administer the perfect dose for your individual concerns so you can still move your facial muscles when you want to and emote clearly and naturally. Also, the specific injection points in the areas of concern will be unique to your individual needs.
Even when two people suffer from the same dynamic wrinkles, like crow’s feet, they have unique points of excessive tension within the area of concern. Regardless of your specific cosmetic concerns, we will administer this prescription medication into five strategic points in each area of concern. For instance, if you wish to erase crow’s feet from your face, the injectable will be administered into five perfectly placed points around each eye.
How Often You Are Treated Is Up to You
Your appearance is in your hands. Some people choose to come in for follow-up treatments at the first sign of a line or wrinkle. Others hold off a couple of months on a follow-up session because they are not concerned about mild aging signs. Note, generally, the results of this treatment last between four and six months. However, there are lifestyle choices you can make that will extend the longevity of your results.
For example, your results will last longer if you take steps to keep your collagen, HA, and elastin as healthy as possible. Specifically, you can refrain from tobacco consumption, keep alcohol consumption to a minimum, use sufficient sun protection, and eat nutritiously.
How Quickly Will the Results of This Treatment Become Apparent?
Most of the time, people will start to see the results of their treatment within 48 hours. However, it usually takes between 10 and 14 days for the final results of this injectable muscle relaxant to become apparent.
Is There Any Downtime Required After This Treatment?
No, there is no downtime required following your injectable muscle relaxant treatment. After your injections are complete, we will review your aftercare instructions with you. Once we have reviewed and ensured you understand all of the post-treatment guidelines, you may be free to go back to work.
The only circumstance under which you will need to take off from work is if you have a physically intense job. It is important to avoid excessive heat, swelling, and vigorous physical activity for a little while after your injections are complete.
Who Is This Treatment Ideal for?
Those who can benefit the most from this treatment are those who want natural-looking anti-aging results because they are sick and tired of visible dynamic wrinkles. You may be considered a good candidate for this treatment regardless of your age, sex, skin tone, or skin type. More important than your age is whether your wrinkles are caused by overactive muscles.
It All Starts With an Initial Evaluation
The only way to verify that this is the appropriate anti-aging treatment for you is to come in for an initial evaluation. To confirm your candidacy, we need to diagnose the cause of your cosmetic concerns. We also need to have an in-depth discussion about your health to ensure you are healthy enough to receive an injectable muscle relaxant treatment.
As a good general rule of thumb, you will be considered healthy enough for treatment if you are not currently sick, have not been sick in the past two weeks, and do not have to take daily blood-thinners to mitigate your risk of illness. However, you can’t get these injections if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
Feel Beautiful Regardless of Your Age
If you’re a relatively healthy adult, it doesn’t matter how old you are. The best age to consider Xeomin Botox is the age at which you are concerned about the visible effects of overactive muscles. To verify that your cosmetic concerns are truly the result of overactive muscles, contact us today at Prizant Dermatology in Pittsburgh, PA to schedule an initial appointment. Dr. Tracy Prizant, M.D. welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve all of your cosmetic goals.