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What age to start Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Updated: Feb 16

The appropriate age to start anti-wrinkle injections (colloquially known as Botox) varies from person to person and is influenced by individual factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and skin condition. In general, anti-wrinkle injections are often considered for individuals who begin to notice dynamic wrinkles or expression lines caused by repetitive facial movements.


What age to start Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Here are some general considerations:


  1. Dynamic Wrinkles: Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly used to address dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by facial expressions like smiling, frowning, or squinting. These typically include lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows (frown lines), and around the eyes (crow's feet).

  2. Preventive Measures: Some individuals choose to start anti-wrinkle injections in their late 20s or early 30s as a preventive measure to slow down the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. The lesser the occurrence of skin folds (wrinkles) caused by muscle activity, the less likely a more permanent line will be formed with a resting face. This approach is often referred to as "preventive Botox."

  3. Individual Variation: The age at which people begin to notice and become concerned about wrinkles can vary. Factors such as genetics, sun exposure, smoking, and skincare practices can influence the development of wrinkles.


A responsible practitioner will consider the overall well-being of the patient and ensure that the treatment is suitable and in the best interest of the individual. In Australia, the legal age of getting anti-wrinkle injections for cosmetic purposes is at least 18 years old. The medical board does use anti-wrinkle injections for persons under 18 years old for other medical reasons, and this is usually accompanied by additional requirements.


Remember that anti-wrinkle injections are a personal choice, and not everyone pursues these treatments. Skincare practices, sun protection, a healthy lifestyle, and a well-balanced diet can also contribute to maintaining youthful skin. Always prioritize safety, and seek guidance from qualified professionals, such as Radianne Skin, who can provide informed advice based on your unique circumstances and goals.


Radianne Skin is located in Melbourne CBD, central to many of Melbourne's suburbs in terms of accessibility. Book a comprehensive consultation with us now to discuss how we can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals!


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