How To Tell When You’re Ready To Start Botox Treatments

By Peachy

There is no perfect time to start getting Botox, but here are the tell-tale signs to look out for:

  • Lines form when you emote
  • Wrinkles on your face are present all the time
  • You want to prevent wrinkles before they form

Of course, there are even more factors involved to determine whether you need it or how effective it will be for your skin. So how do you know you’re ready for a wrinkle relaxer treatment like Botox? Here’s how to find out for yourself.

When you want to prevent wrinkles before they form

You may think Botox isn’t for you if you’re young or already have stunning, supple skin. Not true! It’s the perfect option if you want to prevent dynamic lines on your face from progressing to static wrinkles.

Why? Because Botox works to prevent wrinkles before they form. Let’s get into the science behind the treatment for a second before we take this further.

The proteins in wrinkle relaxers gradually bind to receptors in your body so the muscle groups you target with treatment can’t contract as fervently. By relaxing the facial muscles that repeatedly contract, Botox can help prevent dynamic lines that only appear when you smile, frown, or make other facial movements, from becoming deep, static wrinkles that are present on your face all the time.

When you notice dynamic lines

Stand in front of a mirror, raise your eyebrows, furrow your eyebrows, and make an exaggerated smile. Do you see any lines forming? These are called dynamic wrinkles. 

How to tell if you could use Botox

 

Dynamic wrinkles are lines present on your face when your muscles move. The repeated contraction of your facial muscles causes physiological aging characterized by features such as wrinkling, loss of elasticity, laxity, and a rough-textured appearance.

When you see static wrinkles

When you look into the mirror, do you see lines present all the time? These are static wrinkles.

Static wrinkles are always visible, even when you’re not talking, laughing, or emoting. Damage to your skin from the sun, smoking, genetics, poor nutrition, or prolonged dynamic wrinkling are the main causes. Damage from the sun results in a process called photoaging, which shows up as freckles, liver spots, and hyperpigmentation. 

Botox between your eyebrows, forehead, or crow’s feet is a great way to minimize those static wrinkles (and prevent dynamic lines from progressing further).

When you can keep up with your treatments

The recommended frequency of Botox treatments is every 3-4 months. This means the cost of preventative Botox can add up. 

But not at Peachy! Our flat-rate pricing means you get the exact amount you need at a cost you can afford. Since Botox requires maintenance, be sure you can swing the $375 price (even more at other studios!) every few months to keep your skin smooth.

Accessibility is important to us at Peachy, so we make it easy to maintain your appointment frequency so you stay fresh-faced while still looking like yourself.

When you find the right Botox provider for you

And if you want a skincare studio that takes a mindful approach to wrinkle prevention, Peachy is the place for you.

To achieve a natural result, we like to start with a lighter treatment and offer a complimentary follow-up visit within 2 to 3 weeks. This is when we assess your response to Botox and provide additional treatments to achieve your skin goals if necessary.

You do all of this with your very own Peachy Provider – a highly-trained and licensed Nurse Practitioner – who administers over 1,500 wrinkle relaxers per year and strives to make your Botox experience fun and enjoyable. 

There is no “right” time to start Botox since it depends on your desired look and goals. But if you know you’re ready to get your first treatment, make sure to choose a provider who puts you and your skin first.