What’s Your Botox Timeline?


What is your Botox Timeline?

When is the right time to begin Botox? Most people think that the answer is when a person is middle-aged and they begin to notice obvious and unsightly wrinkles. However, the truth is that it is best to start Botox in your mid-late 20s or early 30s, before lines have truly started to form and settle deep into the face.

Dr. Peter Geldner, Chicago Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, says “Botox works best and most effectively when it is used as a preventative measure. When a younger person uses Botox, they can literally prevent wrinkles from ever forming and they can also ‘train’ their face to resist certain expressions (such as excessive frowning). Then, as they age, they will need less and less Botox, while still maintaining the same great results.”

Dr. Geldner continues, “When you first begin Botox, you can start with a minimal application in just a few areas (such as your forehead) in order to help assess where your trouble spots are. As you continue aging, you might also want to consider areas such as your crow’s feet. But, as long as you continue going on a regular basis, you will never see the deep wrinkles and tell-tale worry lines that so many people fear. The bottom line is Botox works best as prevention, so don’t wait until it is too late.”

A nationally recognized expert in plastic and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Peter Geldner is one of Chicago’s premier plastic surgeons and founder of The Geldner Center in Chicago and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Geldner has appeared in numerous publications and media outlets, including: ABC, Fox News, NBC, WGN, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social, Chicago Tribune, Life & Style Weekly, The Learning Channel, The Jenny Jones Show, and Larry King Live Radio.