Have you heard about the current debate over the “proper” age to begin receiving BOTOX® injections? A reality TV star, 27-year-old Ashley Iaconetti, recently mentioned that she’d had a BOTOX® treatment, prompting critics to complain that the 20s are too soon for this cosmetic. Explaining her own decision, she revealed that she had noticed how her forehead formed creases whenever she raised her eyebrows, so she wanted to take a temporary break from the furrows to keep them from etching the lines deep into her skin.
When it comes to BOTOX®, Los Angeles area dermatologist Dr. Derek Jones considers a patient’s skin, health, and goals over age, especially since it is FDA approved for cosmetic use in adults up to and including age 65. While men and women in their 20s and 30s may not be experiencing the pronounced crow’s feet and glabellar lines that appear on someone decades older, they can take an interest in their skin’s health and beauty now. Care given to skin in youth frequently pays off as time goes by.
Since repetitive motion is the culprit behind many of the wrinkles BOTOX® treats, minimizing that motion also minimizes the wrinkles. When used judiciously at the hands of a skilled, expert dermatologist, such as Dr. Derek Jones, BOTOX® can be a powerful tool in the quest to reduce the signs of aging and keep a face looking young, healthy, and radiant from your 20s to your 60s—and maybe even beyond.
Learn more about BOTOX® and its uses for skin at any age. Call Dr. Derek Jones at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills at 310-246-0495 or request a consultation.