More Millennials Getting Botox
More recently, an increasing number of younger patients have started turning to Botox to combat signs of aging and maintain a refreshed appearance.
So, why are more millennials getting Botox? Continue reading to learn about the injectable treatment’s benefits and why it’s becoming so popular among patients under 30.
What Is Botox and How Does It Work?
Although it has over 20 medical indications, Botox is best-known as a cosmetic treatment that smooths facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox is derived from Clostridium botulinum bacterium and works by paralyzing underlying muscles.
More specifically, it can deactivate certain facial muscles and limit their ability to engage in wrinkle-causing facial expressions like frowning and squinting.
In doing so, Botox relaxes wrinkles and lines for three-to-six months at a time.
Why Are More Millennials Getting Botox?
The American Society of Plastic Surgery recently revealed that Botox-use among 20-29 year old people has risen 28 percent since 2010. Many aesthetic experts attribute this increased interest to Botox’s preventative benefits and a heightened awareness of non-surgical anti-aging options.
In fact, more millennials are getting Botox in hopes of training their muscles away from movements that can lead to the development of new or worsening wrinkles.
They believe that starting while they are younger will allow them to maintain a smooth and refreshed appearance and delay the need for more invasive procedures in the future.
It also helps that many millennials view Botox as a typical part of their skincare regimen. In their mind, these injections are no different than going to the gym to strengthen their bodies or having their hair colored.
When Is the Right Age to Start Botox?
Although more millennials are getting Botox, there isn’t a specific age at which everyone should undergo injections.
However, leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons recommend that patients start considering Botox and other anti-aging treatments when they first note lines forming on their faces.
That’s because early intervention can stop wrinkles from deepening, to the extent that they are visible even when the face is at rest.
If you are considering Botox injections, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our medical professionals.