Growing numbers of people are starting to use Botox in their 20s and 30s. It might seem as if this is too young to start wrinkle treatments, but in fact Botox can be used to prevent lines from forming as well as to treat them. It might not be too soon to start Botox, even if your skin is still looking young.

What is Botox?

Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the world. Botox is a substance that is produced by certain kinds of bacteria. When it is injected near your muscles, it can block the nerve signals that tell them to move. The muscle will remain relaxed, which means that the overlying skin will also be more relaxed. Any lines that are associated with the muscle will be softened and smoothed out.

Botox for Younger Skin

Since Botox is often used to treat expression lines by relaxing the underlying muscle, you might think that this is a treatment for older skin. However, there are some significant benefits to having Botox at an earlier age too.

Expression lines such as frown lines and brow furrows usually develop around the areas where our faces are most mobile. If you often find yourself creasing your brow, squinting your eyes, or pulling a particular expression, then you may have noticed the lines that appear in your face. You may even have spotted the first signs of lines remaining in your skin after your expression changes. Eventually, these creases can develop into permanent lines.

Botox can prevent this from happening by relaxing the muscles that you’re using too often. When the treatment is performed by an experienced doctor, it won’t freeze your face completely. Instead, the Botox will be targeted to specific problem areas. The muscles that are responsible for your developing lines will be relaxed so that they’re no longer causing creases.

Protecting Your Skin from Ageing

It is never too soon to start looking after your skin. The earlier you begin, the better the results will be. Getting Botox in your 20s is one way that you can stop wrinkles from forming.

Other ways that you can protect your skin from the ageing process include:

  • Wearing sunscreen of at least SPF 15 every day to prevent sun damage
  • Using moisturiser every day to hydrate and protect your skin
  • Eating a balanced diet that includes all of the vitamins and minerals your skin needs to stay healthy

If you want more advice on protecting younger skin or you’re wondering whether preventative Botox is right for you, then you can get in touch or arrange a consultation at the Dermadoc clinic. We’ll help you to look after your skin so that you stay looking your best, no matter your age.