When most people think of Botox they think of the process of smoothing out existing wrinkles but how many of us fully appreciate its unrivalled usefulness as a wrinkle preventer? Should you have Botox in your twenties?

Frown lines, forehead furrows and crows’ feet are the result of repetitive folding of the skin from normal expressions. Many people use Botox to smooth out these wrinkles but, by starting earlier, we can prevent them from ever happening.

If we start to control the use of the muscles that cause wrinkles early in adult life the lines associated with their use will never develop so, rather than fixing something that’s already happened we can prevent it from happening in the first place.

There’s been a huge rise in the number of people in their twenties starting Botox therapy when the first signs of lines appear.

A study on twin sisters, over 13 years, one who used Botox regularly and one who had minimal treatment, concluded that it is significantly effective in preventing the formation of lines and wrinkles.

See a summary of the report here.

There is no generally accepted age at which to start using Botox to prevent the formation of wrinkles, this is very much down to the individual, but more and more twenty-somethings are taking up the therapy.

At Roberts McCarron we never administer a treatment that we don’t think is suitable for a client and if we don’t think you need to start Botox therapy just yet we’ll tell you so.

The best way to ascertain whether the time is right for you to start Botox therapy is to come in for a free, no obligation consultation. This is a friendly, informal chat with our clinical aesthetician, Allison Roberts. Allison will evaluate whether she believes you could benefit from Botox therapy at this time and will happily answer any questions you have.

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