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At What Age Should You Start Getting BOTOX®?

March 23, 2022
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Posted By: Thomas Family Dentistry
A middle-aged man and woman under botox treatment in Hermitage, PA

If you’re getting BOTOX® in Hermitage, PA, for cosmetic purposes, you can receive treatment any time after age 18. And many experts feel that preventive therapies in the early 20s and thirties are ideal. But, of course, BOTOX can also benefit older patients who want to reduce existing fine lines and wrinkles.

What Is BOTOX, and How Does It Work?

BOTOX is a cosmetic facial treatment your Hermitage, PA, dentist offers. It is a bacterium derived from clostridium botulinum. But in the form of BOTOX, it is entirely safe and has been used successfully for decades in migraine treatments, misaligned eye movements, overactive bladders, fascial aesthetics, and more.

Your dentist administers BOTOX with a whisper-thin needle to prevent or treat fine lines and wrinkles. You won’t feel pain but may notice a slight sting. The BOTOX works by relaxing lines and wrinkles, but it does not “freeze” the face as rumors suggest. You’ll still be able to smile and use your facial muscles.

After administering BOTOX, you may notice mild swelling and bruising for a few days, but this does not last long.

BOTOX can show immediate results and keep working across several months to reduce crow’s feet, smile lines, and more.

Are You a Candidate for BOTOX in Hermitage, PA?

Most patients are good candidates for this treatment and are thrilled with their BOTOX results. But, of course, your dentist will ask medical questions and take a thorough health history before moving forward with treatment. We also answer any questions you might have about BOTOX and our other cosmetic options.

Take Years Off Your Appearance with BOTOX

If you’re ready to get started or have questions about BOTOX, call us today. And talk to our team members about any discounts and financing options, including CareCredit.

We look forward to arranging your cosmetic consultation and helping you achieve your best look!

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