In this short video we see Lead Trainer of Cosmetic Courses and Aesthetic Nurse Mel Recchia answer the FAQ; Can I treat a patient over the age of 65 with Botulinum Toxin?
Botox is licensed to 65 but of course you can use it off label. The decision to treat somebody of an age of 65 is really more of a clinical choice. You also need to look at your patient and decide whether there is a clinical need and what the ethicacy of the treatment may be. If it is somebody who has been having treatment for a number of years up to the age of 65 then they will be used to having the treatment and you’ll know what the results are. If it’s somebody coming into you for the first time at 65 then you will need to look at the skin quality, the depth of their lines and wrinkles, the amount of volume loss that they have and you may or may not have to be very realistic about the possible outcomes of the treatment. However there is no actual rule that says you can’t treat somebody of that age but you just need to be mindful of the license of the product and the requirements of the patient and be very realistic about the clinical outcome.