Now, that is a very complex question, and one we’ll struggle to answer fully in a short online article. We can give you the basics, but you’ll definitely want to discuss your options with a trained aesthetician before you make any hard decisions. We urge you to call us today on Simply Cosmetic, for a free discussion about your skin, your beauty needs and the best way to achieve your goals.
Can you ever be too young to start anti-wrinkle injection treatments, or too old?
Well, yes – you can be too young, that is. Not only would it be unethical to begin treatments in someone with good skin in, say, their early 20s or teens, it really would be unnecessary.
Can you be too old to start, though? Not at all. We’ve had clients in their 80s and 90s come in for a treatment, and come back for more after 6 months because they were delighted at the years of youthful appearance we were able to give them.
That said, the sooner you start, the better. Botox-style anti-wrinkle injections don’t just reduce the appearance of the wrinkles you already have, they can actually delay or prevent the formation of wrinkles, and prevent existing wrinkles from getting deeper.
We all carry a lot of tension in your faces. Not just our expression, but the bunching of your brows, the narrowing of the eyes and more all contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles. Anti-wrinkle injection treatments a few times a year can dramatically reduce the speed at which you develop wrinkles. Start soon enough, and you’ll be amazed at how youthful your skin still looks after a few decades!
But when is the ideal time to start anti-wrinkle treatment?
Again, that varies form person to person. But in general, the best time to start is right before you realise you should. Many of our patients begin getting anti-wrinkle treatments in their 30s, and they are highly effective at minimising the wrinkles already present as well as at preventing the formation of wrinkles.
However, our own anecdotal experience suggests that the ideal time to start treatments is in your mid-20s. After all, if you begin the treatment which actually prevents the formation of wrinkles before you have any notable wrinkles, you could retain that youthful face for years and years.
What does anti-wrinkle injection treatment entail?
Again, we’ll craft a bespoke beauty treatment plan for you, based on your age, your skin type, and your actual aesthetic goals. We will describe a ‘typical’ treatment below, but odds are your bespoke plan would differ in at least some ways. Every face is different, after all!
Typically, one or more areas such as the forehead, eyebrows, the corners of the eyes (the so called ‘crows feet’, the lips and the nasolabial folds are targeted with a few small injections each. The whole process usually only takes a few minutes, and you should start seeing results in a little as a week. A treatment is usually effective for 4 to 6 months.
If you would like to know more about anti-wrinkle injections, or about developing your own aesthetic plan, we can help. Call us today on Simply Cosmetic so we can discuss your options.