While in the past, most people considered Botox to be for older adults, it seems that this is no longer the case. More and more millennials and young individuals are now flocking to receive Botox injections not to treat wrinkles, but to prevent them.
As one of the best-known injectables on the market today, Botox works by inhibiting nerve signals that cause muscles in the face to contract and cause wrinkles. By temporarily paralyzing these muscles, expression lines soften, giving the face a more youthful appearance. However, this injectable can also work as a preventative measure, fending off lines and wrinkles from forming in the future.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients as young as their 30s, 20s and even teens received Botox injections in 2015. This is a big change in Botox trends from earlier years when Botox was primarily for patients in their 40s and 50s.
The Popularization of Botox
When Botox was first approved by the FDA in 2002 for cosmetic use, it has skyrocketed in popularity. As more and more people receive Botox treatments, the more the general population seems to know about, and accept it. This acceptance has softened the taboo of plastic surgery, leading to more and more younger patients feeling comfortable undergoing procedures.
This acceptance of plastic surgery has also lead to increases in other minimally-invasive treatments such as facials and microdermabrasion in millennials. Although they may not yet require invasive procedures, non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures can help to give them the subtle improvements they desire, without the downtime.
This new availability of minimally-invasive procedures to patients in their 20s and 30s has allowed them to think ahead and undergo procedures that can help to prevent aging in the future. While Botox injections used as a preventative measure must be used over time to see results, those who continue to use Botox may need less product as they grow older.
If you are interested in learning more about Botox and what it can do for you, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Dallas, TX today. We take the time to fully educate you on the procedure, as well as answer any questions you have.