At What Age Should I Get Botox? Plus Other Common Aesthetic Questions

Sep 20, 2021

You might be wondering … So why not ask? Here are answers to some of the most common questions about getting started with Botox and other medical aesthetic treatments.


At The Look, we hear a lot of common questions about getting started with medical aesthetic treatments. Our expert aesthetic injectors, Courtney English and Haley Wood, tackle some of these topics today on the blog – from misconceptions, surprising benefits and ideal ages for getting Botox and fillers.

At what age should people start getting medical aesthetics treatments?

Most injectable treatments such as Botox can start around age 18. Our younger patients hold stress between their brows, so Botox can make a big difference in this area for them by relaxing those muscles. In addition, we will treat many college age students for excessive sweating. For the younger patient with skin concerns, they start their acne based skincare regimens even earlier! Many skincare patients come in before they start driving to treat mild acne.

Is there an age that’s too young or too old?

It is never too early or too late to invest in your skin. The earlier you start, the better!  The goal is to relax facial muscles that cause wrinkles before the wrinkle can be etched into their skin. Many patients in their 20s will receive Botox just twice a year for prevention. We call this prejuvenation.

Are there any medical benefits to injections – not just cosmetic?

Absolutely! Neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport not only help slow down the signs of aging, but can also help with migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), amblyopia (lazy eye), spastic muscles and bladder and even pore size.  At The Look, we often treat sweating, jaw clenching and headaches and reduce pore size with Botox.

What are some of the most common treatments and services patients request?

Our most common injectables are Botox and fillers. Botox is great for fine lines and wrinkles, but sometimes filler is needed to get deeper lines to soften. Filler is also a great way to plump the skin and lips by providing hydration with hyaluronic acid from the inside out. Our most common skincare treatments are Hydrafacials and laser treatments. Hydrafacials clean the skin deeply to give you that healthy skin glow. Lasers are a quick way to erase sun damage and turn back the signs of aging!

What are the biggest misconceptions of facial aesthetics?

The biggest misconception about facial aesthetics treatments is that you will look fake or not like yourself. At The Look, we pride ourselves on helping you enhance your unique features. Our goal is for you to walk out of our office looking refreshed and never overdone. 

Have some questions about how you can best benefit from treatment? Give us a call to book a consultation. We’d love to help!

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