According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, medical practices and med-spas saw more than a 60% increase in Botox patients under the age of 30 in 2015. Is this increase in demand a good thing. Is it safe? How young is too young for Botox? Are there benefits to beginning Botox in your 20s?
According to research published in JAMA Dermatology, it is rarely too early to start the use of Botox. In fact, more and more research is coming out in favor of the conservative and early use of Botox as a preventative measure. It is much easier and efficient to prevent progression of wrinkles and fine lines than to remove them years later.
If I Start Botox in Young, Can I Completely Stop the Signs of Aging?
Although starting Botox in your 20s or early 30s can help prevent some wrinkles from occurring in those areas of facial expression, it cannot stop the skin from aging. Sun protection, a healthy diet, exercise and effective topical preparations can help delay skin aging.
How Do I Know Exactly When I Should Get Botox?
The best thing to do is to visit a dermatologist or skin care clinic for an evaluation. As no two people are alike, there is not a particular age at which anyone should have Botox. It depends on your particular skin, genetic factors and lifestyle choices. Some people are more prone to wrinkles than others. A specialist can help you determine if Botox is right for your needs.
I Saw an Ad on Groupon For Botox, Should I Buy It?
Unfortunately, there are many providers out there that claim to do Botox on the cheap. But this is a major no-no. Always seek treatment from an accredited dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. They are the only ones that have the knowledge and experience to make sure the proper dosage and technique is used. Botox is not a one size fits all type of deal, the actual units required varies from patient to patient. Always go in for a consultation prior to going under the needle.
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