Hi There, From What Age Can You Start Getting Botox Injections?

Question

Hi there, from what age can you start getting botox injections? I am 24 and have a deep trench between my forehead.

Submitted by Cassandra Skinner on 30 October 2012

Answer

Hi there! What a brilliant question! Thanks for asking. Botox can be done from any age. Most people wait until they can see a problem before starting to come for their Botox injections, and of course there is nothing wrong with that. The trend however is to rather start having a bit of preventative Botox in the areas that commonly form lines and wrinkles, to prevent those small muscles from tightening up and causing the furrows in the first place. So I do have some patients that have started as early as 19 years of age. You are absolutely able to start doing your Botox injections at 24. In fact I would say the sooner the better. As you get older, those furrows become deeper and larger and then you really have to battle to correct them. So the sooner you get on top of staring correction the better. I have also found that many of my patients who have come regularly for Botox over the years, tend to need less and less as we correct frowns etc. So by all means, get your “trench” sorted out sooner rather than later.

Want to ask a question? Sign in here sign up now

More Questions

Question from SunetteV

Question

Hi Dr Maureen,

I’m in my mid 40s and generally have a very dry skin. I get small, hard white pimples around the area below the sides of my mouth. While I follow a good cleansing routine, they don’t ever really clear up. I’m concerned that there may be a hormonal cause as they do get worse certain times of the month. Any advice?
Thanks, Sunette

View the answer

| Submitted by Sunettev on 20 November 2018

Question from Salma Bhomat

Question

Hi Dr Maureen,

I am a 27-year-old Indian female. I suffer from really bad dark circles and milia around my eyes. I have fine lines and I feel that my under eye area is sagging. I have a lot of marks on my skin due to acne. I would like to know what products and procedures you would suggest.

Thank you
Salma

View the answer

| Submitted by Salma Bhomat on 20 November 2018

Question from beautybuzz

Question

Hi Dr Maureen, I am in my late 30’s and am wanting to find out regarding the under eye. I use makeup 6 days a week and found that under the eye its starting to sink in. I heard that collagen plays an important role, can you recommend anything to plump It out, its not extreme I just want to take preventative measures before its too late.

View the answer

| Submitted by Beautybuzz on 29 October 2018

From Masoodah Ebrahim

Question

I’ve been suffering from acne my entire teen and tween years, at some point in my teens it got to a state whereby it was classified as severe acne and put on a very strong dosage of Roacuttane… thankfully it’s cleared with normal breakouts when it’s that time of the month. My main issue is I can never find a product that agrees with my skin or that actually clears up the oiliness and dry patches. Is there a skin care regiment that I can follow or a product that can help? PS: I’m exceptionally hairy as well and low threshold for pain.

View the answer

| Submitted by Masoodah Ebrahim on 25 September 2018

From Jennifer89 Bhabha

Question

Hey, is it possible to remove white spots on the face caused by chemical peels?

View the answer

| Submitted by Jennifer89 Bhabha on 23 August 2018

BeautySouthAfrica - your pre-shop stop for all things beauty

Beautysouthafrica.com is South Africa’s most comprehensive online beauty magazine and your pre-shop stop for product information and reviews. From the latest international make-up trends to the hottest new products on the market, we offer insights into the glamorous world of beauty. Join like-minded beauty fanatics in our loyalty program and earn points, trial beauty products and share your experiences.

Become a beauty addict!

Get great deals and climb the ladder to a Gold Star!

×

Sign In

×