Imagine if you had a twin that could walk alongside you in life, one of you deciding to get regular botox injections every 4-6 months starting at just 25 years of age. The other just having a few injections over their lifetime.
Wouldnt it be interesting to see the results? How would each of you look at age 44?
Would there be a big difference? And what about starting at 25? Isnt that a bit too early to start with botox treatments?
Read on to discover the best kept secret about botox injections – amazing case study revealed below!
The Natural Process Of Aging Can Be Stopped
Frown lines, forehead furrows and crows feet are often due to repetitive folding of skin from everyday facial expressions. Instead of waiting until your 40s, 50s and 60s to attempt to fix these wrinkles and folds, by starting early and having simple procedures like botox, you can prevent the wrinkles from occurring in the first place.
Just to be clear, thats not to say you still cant benefit in your 40s, 50s and 60s. The point is, the earlier you start thinking about beauty preservation, the easier and less invasive it will be.
Early Prevention is the Key
Commentary, published in JAMA Dermatology, states that it is rarely too early to begin with botox treatments.
We certainly wouldnt recommend children or adolescents have botox. However, once youre an adult, if you begin to notice changes in your appearance that youre unhappy with, then you can start acting on them with regular treatments to minimize long term effects.
If you begin earlier in life, say around 25, you can preserve your natural beauty and avoid having a facelift later in life. Since plastic surgery is invasive surgery, requiring recovery time, it makes sense to try to think ahead and minimize the effects of aging beginning early on.
Botox Injection Sites
Injections of botox are used to soften moderate to severe facial wrinkles and can be a great part of your regular anti-aging treatment.
Botox relaxes the facial muscles that you use most often so those deep lines never develop in the first place, which is why it makes a great preventative treatment.
Its most commonly used on the wrinkles between the eyebrows. But its also useful for forehead creases, crows feet, and other wrinkles of the upper part of the face. Regular botox treatments can help you avoid plastic surgery facelifts.
Twins Botox Case Study Results
There was an original study of twins published in 2006 in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. And a follow up study published in Dermatologic Surgery, Jan 2015. Both studies followed identical twins to evaluate the long term effects of using botox injections.
One of the twins started having botox at 25 years of age on a regular basis every 4-6 months (2-3 times per year) for the past 19 years. The other has only had a few injections over her entire lifetime.
These pictures are from the original study showing the difference after 13 years. Here are the pictures from the 19 year follow up study, the twins at 44 years old.
Though there are varying factors that can influence the health and look of the skin – diet, lifestyle, weight, stress – the study showed that there is definitely a difference from having regular Botox between the twins.
The smoothness of the forehead creases and the deepness of the crows feet around the eyes were much less in the twin having the regular preventative Botox treatments.
What is the best kept secret about botox injections?
You can start early and incorporate botox treatments into your lifestyle routine as an effective anti-aging preventative treatment!
Studies like this prove regular treatment works!
If you start in your mid twentys like the twin in the case study above, you’ll no doubt be thanking yourself in your 40s and 50s. That’s not to say you still cant benefit in your 40s, 50s and 60s – you absolutely can.
The point is, the earlier you start thinking about beauty preservation, the easier and less invasive it will be later down the track.