Over time, the effects of aging can be more prominent on our skin as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin start to make their presence known. Naturally, many people have turned to cosmetic Botox as an effective and non-invasive method to counteract these visible signs of aging. However, most people wonder when the best time is for them to start Botox.

When is Best to Start Botox?

Age Considerations

First, it’s important to know that while you must be 18 years old to undergo the procedure, there’s no maximum age to undergo Botox or a fixed best age to start.

Most dermatologists will say that a good time to start Botox is when you begin to notice fine lines and wrinkles forming on your face. This typically happens in your late-20s or mid-30s, as the natural production of collagen and elastin starts to decline. However, some people may not see visible signs of aging until their 40s or 50s. In other words, the exact age that most people start Botox does vary among individuals and is also highly dependent on personal preference.

Preventative Botox

Instead of waiting to see fine lines and wrinkles, some people actually choose to start Botox earlier as a preventative measure in their early 20s. This is known as “preventative Botox” and involves using Botox to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place. The idea is that by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, you can prevent the wrinkles from becoming permanent. While using Botox in your 20s is not necessary at all,  it can be a good preventative measure to ensure that wrinkles and fine lines aren’t as deep as you age.


Some people opt for Botox when they have a specific event or occasion coming up, such as a wedding or reunion. Botox can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give you a more youthful, refreshed look. However, it’s important to plan ahead, as Botox can take several days to take effect and up to two weeks to reach its full effect.

It’s crucial to keep in mind that Botox injections are not permanent, and you need to undergo more injections to maintain the results. In view of this, some people may just want to enhance their appearance for a specific event without committing to long-term and repeated treatments. For these people, the best time to start Botox is simply around a fortnight before their event, so they can achieve a refreshed and youthful look just in time.

Schedule Your Botox Injections with Aesthetic Lane Today

Ultimately, there isn’t a fixed best time to start Botox, and it does depend on your individual needs and goals. Some people prefer to start earlier and adopt a preventative approach by starting Botox in their 20s or 30s before they develop any fine lines or wrinkles. On the other hand, many people wait until their fine lines or wrinkles become a lot more prominent before starting Botox, and this can often be in their 30s to 50s. Meanwhile, there’re also people who just want to undergo Botox injections for a one-off event.

No matter your age or reason for starting Botox injections, it’s always important to consult with our qualified expert injectors to make an informed decision and determine the best course of action. Call us today to schedule your appointment with us, and our expert injectors will be glad to answer any questions you have.