Written by Katie Keil
As an injector, I often get asked “why and when should I start Botox?”. This question has always
been one of my favorite questions to answer. Why, you ask? Botox is one of the most
important key factors to keeping youthful looking skin!
For those of you who do not know what Botox is or what it does, let me explain. Botox is a type
of neuromodulator that is injected into the muscles in the face to help temporarily relax the
muscle(s) it is injected into. This relaxation of the muscles will help to prevent you from making
those facial expressions that actually cause those lines and wrinkles from forming on your face.
The results take 2 weeks to fully settle, and results typically last anywhere from 3 to 6 months
(varies person to person).
I oftentimes hear from people “you are too young to be getting Botox”. What people do not
realize is that Botox is a HUGE preventative. Many people think that once they start to see
those lines and wrinkles appearing on their face while they are resting and not making any
facial expressions that it is then that they should start to think about getting Botox. I’m here to
tell you that information is false! The key in keeping youthful looking skin is to start Botox
before those lines are there while resting so you can prevent them from forming. Now don’t get
me wrong, if you have lines that are there while resting, you can still receive Botox and get all
the benefits! In fact, this will prevent them from getting any worse! In the aesthetic world,
prevention is key. This treatment is the number 1 preventative measure to prevent signs of
aging on the face. Get the Botox treatment and thank me later, I promise you won’t regret it.