What is the Youngest Age You Can Begin BOTOX® Treatment?
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not recommend BOTOX® treatment for anyone under 18 years of age. However, for adults, BOTOX is a wonderful option to prevent the early development of fine lines and wrinkles, or to treat aging skin. BOTOX injections soften the appearance of fine to moderate lines and folds on the face. It is an ideal nonsurgical cosmetic treatment that can smooth forehead wrinkles, glabellar lines, and Crow’s feet. It can also effectively prevent fine lines from forming.
If you are interested in learning more about BOTOX treatments, we encourage you to contact Dr. Maia Chakerian at Sereno Santé near San Jose, CA. Dr. Chakerian is an experienced, board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in BOTOX injections and other cosmetic treatments and procedures.
What are the benefits of BOTOX treatments?
Regardless of your age, BOTOX can prevent wrinkles and ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that have already developed. BOTOX injections are typically administered around the neck, chin, eyes, forehead, and lips. The injectable eases the appearance of frown lines, smile lines, forehead lines, brow lines, and Crow's feet.
BOTOX Is also often used to treat a number of medical conditions, such as:
What to expect from BOTOX injections
Dr. Chakerian at Sereno Santé near San Jose, CA will carry out BOTOX injection treatments based on your schedule. In many cases, Dr. Chakerian will perform BOTOX injections on the same day as your consultation. Dr. Chakerian will ask you to perform facial expressions to determine exactly where to administer the BOTOX injections to gain the desired results. The area where the injections will be administered is cleaned and sterilized. Dr. Chakerian will administer the BOTOX using an exceptionally fine needle We will then apply a cold compress to reduce discomfort, bruising and possible swelling. If you are concerned about potential pain, you can request a numbing cream to make the procedure comfortable.
In most cases, BOTOX injections are placed between the eyebrows, across the forehead, and around the eyes. The injections take only about 10 – 15 minutes to administer. Following the injections, you can return to work or your normal routine. We do suggest that you avoid strenuous activities, such as exercise, for a day or two until the BOTOX solution settles into your skin. You should also avoid touching your face for a few days following the injections.
BOTOX results will last from 3 – 4 months before you’ll need to undergo maintenance injections.
In some cases, you might want to consider pairing BOTOX with other cosmetic procedures to help further minimize the signs of aging. Facials and PRP with micro-needling are all popular options that patients opt to pair with BOTOX injections. In many cases, you can undergo BOTOX injections simultaneously with other cosmetic procedures to gain even more dramatic and pleasing results.
Schedule a consultation for BOTOX injections in San Jose, CA
Even people in their 20s worry about aging. BOTOX injections have become a popular preventive for younger individuals and a wonderful way to smooth signs of aging in older people. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chakerian at Sereno Santé near San Jose, CA to discuss the many benefits of BOTOX treatments and if the cosmetic procedure will give you the results you seek.