Getting Botox Treatment Done at a Young Age: The Long-Term Effects

Getting Botox Treatment Done at a Young Age: The Long-Term Effects

September 11, 2018 Botox & Filler Knowledge Base 0

We have briefly discussed getting Botox treatment done at an earlier age in other articles, however, now it’s time to delve deeper into this topic starting with why people may be getting Botox done at earlier stages in their lives.

Woman getting a Botox treatment done.

Why People May Get Botox Treatment at an Earlier Age

Also, as previously discussed, one of the main reasons why younger people have been known to get Botox is to prevent the look of aging.

According to The National Post: “The theory of preventative Botox use is flawed. Botox’s ability to freeze the youthful face is fleeting: The effect only lasts four to six months. So, because Botox’s effects are temporary, they only really prevent wrinkles if you get injections two to three times a year. Botox may conceal wrinkles, but as soon as an individual stops using Botox, those wrinkles reappear. To start young, then, means to enlist in a lifetime of treatment.”

But, this may not be the only reason. The media, whether that’s what’s shown on the TV, the news, or social media, plays a large part in everyone’s life with celebrities often acting as role models for young people, even if they don’t want to admit it. So, when Kylie Jenner got her lips done at what may have seemed like a young age, it’s no surprise that it left young people around the world wondering if they should be doing the same.

Kylie Jenner posing.

Long-Term Effects of Early Botox

More often than not, getting Botox done at an earlier age sets the person up for a lifelong commitment to the procedures, which they could end up changing their mind about down the road. So, it is crucial that a potential Botox patient is absolutely positive about getting the treatment done beforehand.

Other possible long-term effects, both good and bad, of getting Botox early on in life, or in general, include the following:

  • Muscles may weaken due to not being used
  • The muscles in a patient’s face will adapt and learn not to frown
  • Slight discolouration of the patient’s skin could become apparent
  • Skin will have fewer wrinkles and be brighter
  • A patient’s skin could become thinner

Middle-aged woman with nice skin posing.

How Early is Too Early to be Getting Botox Treatment?

Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question because the answer will be different for everyone.

Depending on a person’s skin type, health, genetics, etc. they may need to get Botox done at 21-years-old or 40-years-old, or potentially even not at all. But if someone is thinking about getting Botox it is extremely important for them to consult with a professional beforehand to find out whether the treatment will be right for them, or if the timing is right and to ensure they are getting the treatment done for the right reasons and not just because they have seen someone on TV get it done.


If you’re wanting to figure out whether Botox is right for you, or when you should be getting it then Dr. Dishani, of Dr. Dishani Cosmetic Clinic, is your go-to person.

Dr. Dishani, of Dr. Dishani Cosmetic Clinic in North York, is a licensed professional and is clinically certified to practice Vampire Facial Treatments, Vampire Facelift Treatments, Botox and Filler skin treatments in addition to PRP injections.

To find out how Dr. Dishani can use Botox to get you feeling and looking your best visit her website for more information and to book your consolation.

Dr. Dishani Cosmetic Clinic website.

Some information used in this article was found on Byrdie,Harley Street Aesthetics, and The National Post.