We now live in the age of information. That means the majority of us have access to knowledge and education from the convenience of our phones. We can learn a new skill or program, try out a new recipe, even learn about the latest in skin care and anti-aging. Decades previous, Botox and other injectables were viewed as conveniences solely available to wealthy celebrities. These days, women and men are learning and investing more in anti-aging at very young ages. Twenty-somethings are going to their most trusted board-certified surgeons to get Botox as a preventative measure to aging. Let’s learn more about why!
While opinions are certainly changing, Botox used to have a reputation for being an injection that was used on more mature patients already enduring very visible signs of aging like deep creases and wrinkles between the eyes, crow’s feet and smile lines. Today, younger generations are searching for the best anti-aging skin care products and procedures that will inevitably prolong their youth. Despite what one may think, Botox is a fantastic anti-aging tool. After decades of wear and tear, sun exposure and daily stressors, our skin can take a serious turn. Years of habitual facial expressions and squinting can develop deep permanent creases between the eyes, making one appear angry or disgruntled even though they’re not feeling that way at all! These unassuming lines can easily add years to one’s appearance, on top of the added uncontrollable and displeasing facial expressions.
Many patients still think that the best time to get Botox is when the creases have developed and settled into the skin. A good time to decide whether Botox is right for you is when you’re starting to notice lines (crow’s feet, forehead lines etc.) when your facial muscles are relaxed and at rest. These lines indicate that with continuous facial expressions, they will deepen. The Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the muscle that habitually contracts to cause these deep lines and wrinkles. Once paralyzed, these muscles begin to weaken and eventually lose their ability to produce the expression, leaving a patient looking younger, more refreshed, revitalized and content!
Botox however is not permanent, and does require maintenance depending on the patient and their lifestyle. Every patient’s requirements are unique, and injections can last anywhere between 3-6, or even 9 months. Younger patients may metabolize the Botox quicker, allowing for more maintenance.
It’s no wonder then that Botox is the most popular nonsurgical anti-aging treatment. It’s simple singular purpose does a very good job of keeping skin smooth and preventing patients from developing habitual facial expressions that relay emotions that they aren’t always resonating with. If you’d like to learn more about Botox and find out whether you’re a good candidate, as well as when’s the right time to get Botox, then feel free to get in touch with our office at Toronto’s Elements Spa.