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Anti-Aging Skin Care: BOTOX® in Your 30s

Many people begin to notice the first signs of those dreaded crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles in their 20s and 30s. That’s because right around when we hit our 20s, our skin quality begins to steadily deteriorate.

It’s no secret that BOTOX® is ideal for softening and smoothing facial wrinkles that have developed over time—but there’s no need to wait until creases are practically etched in to try the injectable. Despite its reputation for helping older people to look younger, this neuromodulator is beneficial for younger patients as well. The Burnett Plastic Surgery team explains that BOTOX® Cosmetic at the New Jersey-based practice is effective at stopping wrinkles from appearing in the first place or preventing them from becoming deeper and more “permanent” later in life.

Designed for those pesky lines and crinkles around the upper areas of the face that are visible when we smile or frown, BOTOX® uses a simple, yet effective, tried-and-proven technique for combating signs of aging: It targets the source of those wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, nose, and mouth, which are small, active facial muscles.

The face contains 43 muscles, and each time we make expressions to communicate basic emotions, we use several of them at once. These muscles continually pull on the skin, and as we get older, our weakened, stretched, and thinner tissue can no longer spring back and lie smooth as easily as it did in our younger years.

A growing number of younger women and men are choosing to have BOTOX® treatments earlier in life to keep muscles at rest—and even “train” them to be less active when the effects wear off. Of course, there’s no way to go through life without ever moving key muscles in the face. While BOTOX® isn’t a permanent solution (and aging will always have an impact on the skin over decades), there is evidence that the injectable can weaken targeted muscles so that you won’t need to use as much of the product to get your desired results when you’re older.

Want to learn more about the benefits of BOTOX® at any age? New Jersey’s Burnett Plastic Surgery team is here to guide you on everything you need to know. Request a consultation or call 908.233.0200 to get more information.

Carlos Burnett