Are You A Good Candidate For Botox? Your Guide For When To Start Treatment

By Peachy
Medically Reviewed by Larisa Fridlyand, AGACNP-BC

There are a wide variety of people who walk through our doors every week – men and women, young and established professionals, new clients and returning ones. Something they all have in common? They want fewer wrinkles (and to keep their natural expressions).

If you’re curious whether a wrinkle relaxer treatment is right for you and your skin goals, here’s your guide for when to start getting botox. 

You’re between the ages of 25-30

Botox is preventative, so we always advise you to start when you feel comfortable. To get the full benefit of Botox, we recommend beginning treatment before dynamic lines become static wrinkles. For most people, this is around age 25 to 30, but everyone is different. 

Remember: prevention is power. If you start early, you can minimize any fine lines that appear and prevent deep wrinkles.

You want to prevent dynamic lines from becoming static wrinkles

Around age 25, your body starts to produce less collagen and elastin that keeps your skin feeling supple and looking youthful. This is why the best age to start Botox is in your early-20s because you can prevent wrinkles before they form.

If you already see wrinkles when you emote – these are called dynamic lines – they will progress into prominent static wrinkles, which are present all the time if left untreated. Once static wrinkles form, the only treatment options are invasive procedures such as fillers or skin resurfacing. It’s smart to start early with Botox to dramatically slow, or even halt, this aspect of the aging process.

You want to diminish your forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, or lines between your eyes

You’re a good candidate for Botox if you have wrinkles located in the areas that Botox is safe to treat: between the eyes, on the forehead, or crow’s feet. These are the only 3 FDA-approved areas for wrinkle relaxer treatments. 

The best way to minimize any fine lines or wrinkles you have is Botox. Why? It works by gently relaxing targeted muscles that contract through repeated use. Through treatment, you diminish fine lines and prevent deeper wrinkles from forming. 

You want a treatment to compliment your use of retinoids and SPF

While you can’t stop the aging process, you can prevent wrinkles – the result of physiological and photoaging – with products such as retinoids and SPF. Or you can target existing fine lines with a safe and effective wrinkle relaxer treatment like Botox.

The best part? Botox® isn’t the only option! The 4 FDA-approved preventative wrinkle relaxers Peachy offers include:

  • Botox®
  • Xeomin®
  • Jeuveau®
  • Dysport®

Not sure which one to choose? Your Peachy Provider will utilize our AI-enabled technology to develop a personalized treatment plan that works best for you.

You want a safer, more natural option than filler

If you did your research on treatments that reduce wrinkles, you might have stumbled upon filler. Maybe you noticed it’s not FDA-approved like Botox is and you’re looking for the safest, most effective option to prevent and treat your wrinkles. 

While fillers are used to cosmetically enhance your look, Botox treats fine lines that have already occurred, prevents new wrinkles from forming, and does not alter your natural appearance. There’s a clear winner here.

You can keep up with the frequency of treatments 

Before you start getting Botox, it’s important to know the suggested frequency of treatments. We recommend you come in for an appointment every 3-4 months

You understand the value of a safe Botox experience

It can be a challenge to find a provider you can trust, especially when you’ve never had Botox before. That’s why you should do your research to find a studio whose treatments are backed by science.

For instance, many Botox studios inject outside of the 3-FDA approved areas. Peachy does not. We also don’t pressure you to get more done than you want because we offer a $375 flat-rate price for the full Botox treatment. 

Want to stop wondering if your provider is suggesting more units because they get more money or if it’s actually going to help you achieve your desired look? You’re in good hands at Peachy.

You find a Botox provider who puts you first

To make sure your Botox experience is fun, the treatment is safe, and the results speak for themselves, choose a provider who puts your needs and goals first. There’s no magic time or age to start getting Botox, but with proper guidance and education about the treatment and what to expect, you can decide when it’s right for you. 

In NYC and want expert help to find out whether now’s the time to start getting Botox? Stop by one of our studios today for your complimentary consultation with a Peachy Provider.