• When should you start getting botox treatments?

    on Jun 1st, 2018

What is Botox? 

Many people don’t know that Botox (as it is classically called) is derived from ‘Clostridium Botulinum’. This naturally occurring bacterium can be sourced via a variety of worldwide natural settings, inclusive of forests, lakes and soil. Though it’s not exclusive to the earth and water, it can also be detected within shellfish, fish and mammal intestinal tracts.

In a natural scene, Clostridium Botulinum bacteria and spores are considered to be harmless. If cells become vegetative, the bacteria can then produce a neurotoxin known as botulinum. Because neurotoxins have the capacity to target the nervous system, it is then possible to disturb or disrupt neuron signaling processes.

Thanks to science and technology, Botulinum can be safely injected into humans in very small concentrations. Botox, as its known, then works by stalling nerve cell signals from reaching muscles, and temporarily paralyzes them. It can all sound a little space-agey and frightening at first, however, when you consider that Botox is the single most popular non-surgical cosmetic service, featuring over six million Botox treatments provided annually, it’s fair to say that the science, application, benefits and consistency has been captured brilliantly.

Though Botox isn’t just used for aging concerns, it’s also a highly effective treatment option for a variety of health concerns and ongoing issues, treating conditions such as:

And that’s not all, every year practitioners discover new ways to use Botox, in safe, effective, life changing ways.


When should I start getting Botox?

The truth is, everybody is different. There’s no hard and fast rule for when to start Botox, because every person has a unique set of contextual considerations such as:


The best rule of thumb, and what we go by here at the Cane + Austin Medi Spa, is to access each client on a case-by-case basis. While it is typically unusual to find clients under twenty-five seeking Botox, there are exceptions   Though generally speaking, it would be reasonable to suggest that a fair time for a woman to consider Botox would be around the time that she notices facial lines at rest.

Facial lines in movement (I.e. when laughing, talking or frowning) are not cause for concern and totally normal. However when lines appear to be a mainstay at rest, this is the prime time to consider Botox.


What about Preventative Measures?

It’s true that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, and so for a custom consultation, we recommend a Cane + Austin cosmetic consultation, to address your preventative care concerns.

For some clients, they will indeed be prime candidates for some preventative measures, while for others, it would be perhaps more effort than it’s worth - with skin, age and lifestyle components all factored in.

Other than Botox, there are a range of supportive services, products and routines we can recommend for preventative skincare. For us, client care (not sales) is the key. So Botox or no Botox, you can rely on us to maintain an open and transparent dialogue, with your best health and beauty interest in mind.

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