When can I start using Botox?
Tempted by Botox injections, but wondering if you’re too young to start? As we never get tired of telling our clients, the key word when it comes to preserving skin quality is: prevention.
What is botulinum toxin?
Better known as Botox®, this protein inhibits the release of acetylcholine, which makes muscles contract. Injected in small doses, it causes temporary and progressive muscle relaxation.
This benchmark anti-aging product is used in aesthetic medicine to:
- Soften forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet
- Relax muscles
- Reduce hyperhidrosis (excess sweating)
- Soften the jaw (bruxism)
- Correct a gummy smile
Remember that, contrary to popular belief, botulinum toxin is never used to add volume. That’s a job for hyaluronic acid!
Botox is naturally absorbed after 4 – 6 months and presents no danger to the body.
Botox, repair or prevent?
Skin quality deteriorates with age: the decline in our natural reserves of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin cause skin sagginess along with furrows, wrinkles and expression lines.
Botox injections play a role in preventing the signs of aging. Although we can’t stop time, you can always slow it down with preventive actions. In fact, the key to beautiful skin is to act before the marks of time appear. Contrary to popular belief, using botulinum toxin injections when you’re 25 years old does not mean you have to increase your session frequency or the amount used over time, all you have to do is maintain your routine.
Of course, botulinum toxin injections also allow us to repair time’s impact, by smoothing existing wrinkles. However, if you want to preserve your facial features for the long term, it’s a good idea to start using Botox as soon as possible.
Botox or Baby Botox, what’s the difference?
Botox is the ICONIC Clinic’s favourite injection technique. It smooths wrinkles and refreshes features without distorting how you express your emotions or freezing your face. Our expert beauty doctors use a precision injector to achieve natural results, and tailor the dose to each patient’s beauty needs.
Baby Botox is a rejuvenation technique that uses the ideal microdose to prevent wrinkles. In short, we use Botox to smooth marked areas of the face. And in this Baby Botox procedure, we inject microdoses of botulinum toxin across the face to preserve a youthful complexion.
Where do I start?
By booking a beauty consultation with one of our ICONIC Clinic experts! We will listen to your concerns and define a tailored treatment plan for you. We make sure we adapt to meet your expectations, to enhance your features without ever changing them.