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The Botox Timeline

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ ellenberg@condenast.com.

When do you need to just break down and say, “OK. I’m ready for Botox?” Are there telltale signs that you’ve reached the point of no return?


It’s really when it bothers you. When you see the wrinkles in the mirror every morning and that’s the first thing that grabs your attention, then it’s time. It’s a personal preference, but the earlier the better for sure. It’s easier to prevent aging than repair it and there is some age-prevention efficacy to Botox. It’s never too late to get it, though.

New York-based Dr. Neil Sadick, MD, FAAD, FAACS, FACP, FACPh, is a clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, the President of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, as well as the Global Medical Adviser for Christian Dior Beauty, specializing in dermatology, cosmetic surgery, internal medicine, and hair transplantation. His newly launched skincare collection, Park Avenue Prescription, will make its nationwide debut at Sephora in July.

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