• Hayley / Miranda

When Should I Start Anti-wrinkle Treatments?

Updated: Nov 16, 2018

Botulinum Toxin is one of the safest and most popular aesthetic treatments available. It seems to be the fashion to start Botox earlier in life, but when is the right time?

As with most things, everyone is different and we need to take several factors into consideration such as skin colour, sun exposure and family history. Starting treatment before wrinkles start to form can limit their development and reduce the treatments needed later. So for some people it might be appropriate to start in their 20’s but in most cases the skin starts to thin and lose volume in the 30’s and 40’s, so in my opinion this is the optimum age to start Anti-wrinkle treatments.

With continued and consistent Botulinum treatments you can see an increase in longevity due to repeated use causing a gradual relaxing of the muscles. The less active they are, the less they work to crease wrinkles. So initially the effects last on average 3 months but with regular use this soon increases to an average of 4 months and some of our regular users only need treatments every 6 months. It really is true that in the case of Botulinum Toxin, the more treatments you have the less you need!