The right age to start getting anti-wrinkle injections

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

Treatment guide

Discover the vital information you MUST know about anti-wrinkle injections with our detailed guide written by expert cosmetic doctors.


    The right age to start anti-wrinkle injections is often a controversial topic, with people quick to pass judgement on the opinions of others. As always, we are here to look at the facts and determine the exact age you should start getting anti-wrinkle injections.

    What age can you legally get anti-wrinkle injections?

    In Australia, the medical board considers that anti-wrinkle injections should not be prescribed for patients under the age of 18 for cosmetic purposes. Anti-wrinkle injections may be considered for people under the age of 18 for other reasons, but there are additional requirements in such instances.

    What age are cosmetic clinics happy to offer anti-wrinkle injections to?

    Cosmetic clinics generally restrict their anti-wrinkle treatments to people aged over 18 years old. This is in line with the current medical board guidelines, as well as with the current legal definitions of what constitutes a ‘minor’ and their capacity to provide informed consent for a medical treatment.

    What determines the right age to start getting anti-wrinkle injections?

    Aside from being over 18, age truly is just a number when it comes to getting anti-wrinkle injections. The number is irrelevant when determining your suitability and need for treatment. What’s more important is the right time to start getting anti-wrinkle injections. What determines the right time to start includes:

    • If you have visible wrinkles
    • If the winkles bother you
    • If you’d like to prevent wrinkles
    • If you if other concerns that can be addressed with anti-wrinkle injections, like facial sweating and tension heacahes

    What age should you start getting anti-wrinkle injections?

    The right age (or as we’ve learned, time) to start getting anti-wrinkle injections is when you care enough to. Whether it’s to prevent wrinkles, smooth soft ones, soften deep ones, or deal with a different problem all together, as long as you are over 18, of sound mind, are accepting of the risks and limitations, and have realistic expectations, then it’s totally up to you to decide when to start.

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