Turn 30 In Style: Preventative Botox

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Turning 30 can be difficult for many women. You may start to notice some worry wrinkles or gray hairs popping up, and it is just not comforting to know that you are as close to being 40 as you are from when you turned 20. It may feel as if time is moving so quickly that you just need to pause or turn back the clock. Luckily for you, there is such a thing as preventative Botox. If someone said 'Botox' a few years ago, it was likely that they were talking about an elderly movie star or someone over the age of 60. However, that is no longer the case. Botox is now a common preventative treatment to keep one's skin looking healthy as they age. Instead of dreading their 30th birthday, many women now schedule Botox treatments in order to celebrate! What better way could there be to begin a new year than by turning back the clock?

While this may sound like a fabulous idea, one may still have some reservations. To someone who has never researched the topic, Botox may seem like a potentially painful, expensive procedure that one becomes addicted to. Here are the basics of what you need to know.

What Areas Should You Treat? The most common areas that are treated in 30 year old women are glabellar wrinkles (those between your eyebrows) and crows feet which form at the outer edge of one's eyes, just below the temples. These are the areas where women in their 30's are most likely to start getting wrinkles. These wrinkles are caused by the muscles of the face getting stuck in ruts. Botox helps to decrease muscle movement in those areas so that wrinkles will stop forming. 

Is Botox Painful? Botox injections are administered through tiny needles that cause very minimal pain. In an additional effort to avoid patient discomfort, most doctors will apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area 10-15 minutes prior to beginning injections. 

Is Botox Expensive? Botox is not as expensive as you may believe. A single session will probably cost anywhere from $200 to $400 dollars, however, plastic surgeons often run specials where you could get a session for cheaper. Depending on how your experience is, one may wish to repeat Botox sessions every 3-4 months, though every 6 months is also a common time frame. The goal of Botox is to stop the clock, so the longer you go between sessions the more wrinkles you may accrue. 

For more information, contact a company like Mansfield Plastic Surgery LLC today.


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