When should I start getting anti-wrinkle injections?

Under 30 and considering anti-wrinkle injections? You’re not alone. Women in their late teens and 20s are increasingly turning to anti-wrinkle injections, with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons finding that this age group accounts for 30% of the five million people having the treatment in the United States annually.  

It begs the question, what is the right age to start getting anti-wrinkle injections? The answer is, there isn’t really a ‘right’ age to start anti-wrinkle injections. It really comes down to you and your areas of concern.  

Commonly, the reasons why younger people request anti-wrinkle injections can be broken down into two key categories: 


The biggest reason women (and men) turn to anti-wrinkle injections is to do exactly what the name says, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, or to prevent them from occurring in the first place.  

Some people have a genetic predisposition to accelerated ageing and experience a premature drop in collagen levels and facial volume. This causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear long before they should be appearing. By relaxing areas of the face susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines (such as the forehead and around the mouth), anti-wrinkle injections can actually prevent them from forming, ensuring you maintain your youthful glow long into your 30s.  

But it’s not just fighting the signs of ageing prompting the trend in young people seeking anti-wrinkle injections, correcting facial asymmetry from nerve damage, trauma or surgery, lifting drooping brows and fixing gummy smiles (where your lips extend back and reveal too much of the top gum) are also popular requests amongst the younger generation.  


There is also a multitude of non-skin related uses for anti-wrinkle injections drawing young people to the treatment. Despite the name, anti-wrinkle injections aren’t just for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. The substance used in the injections is a muscle relaxant which means it can be used to treat a number of non-skin related issues such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), teeth grinding (overactive and prominent chewing muscles) and migraines.  


Safety is of course paramount when considering any type of cosmetic injectable, particularly if you’re younger. At Artisan Aesthetic Clinics, we will only treat people aged over 18 and will only use anti-wrinkle injections of the highest quality. The type of muscle relaxant we use is a naturally occurring substance that has been safely used on millions of people around the world for over two decades. It has been scientifically proven to be safe and effective.  

All of our cosmetic injectable treatments are also administered by our team of highly skilled doctors and nurses, each of whom are masters of their craft with years of experience in the non-invasive medical aesthetics industry.  

Book a consultation with our masters today to learn more about anti-wrinkle injections and how they can help you master the artistry of you 

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