Can You Be Too Old For Botox?
Botox injections are often associated with patients entering middle age who want to prevent wrinkles and treat dynamic wrinkles. However, as we age and may undergo more extensive procedures such as facelifts, many patients wonder if their age impacts their candidacy for Botox. Can you be too old for Botox?
The answer largely depends on what you are undergoing Botox injections to treat. If you are receiving the injections for a medical reason such as migraines or hyperhidrosis, age does not matter. However, for cosmetic injections, it becomes a little trickier to determine. If you now have static wrinkles, Botox will not treat these, though they may prevent other wrinkles or prevent them from getting worse.
For patients who undergo a facelift, brow lift, or similarly anti-aging plastic surgery, Botox can help complement and maintain these results. Often, these procedures soften or fully remove wrinkles, but they cannot stop new ones from forming over time. This is where Botox can help slow the profession of wrinkle formation.