The past few years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of Millennials who’ve been seeking out Botox treatments as a preventative measure in the fight against the seven signs of aging. In fact, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that a whopping 64% of plastic surgeons who were surveyed noticed that a large portion of their clientele requesting injectable treatments were in their early 20s to mid-30s. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found that from 2011 to 2015, Botox treatments jumped 41% in young people between the ages of 19 and 34. Based on those numbers, many plastic surgeons predict very promising prospects for the future of Botox injections. To gain a better understanding of why young people are seeking Botox treatments, continue reading.
What Is Preventative Botox?
Preventative Botox is exactly what it sounds like. Young people have taken to including injectables into their beauty and skin care regimes with the hopes of stopping the seven signs of aging. Reputable plastic surgeons will always take the time to consult with prospective patients, explain all of their options to them thoroughly, and guarantee that the person is of sound mind and has realistic expectations of the procedure before agreeing to do it.
Benefits of Preventative Botox in Your Twenties
There are many merits to commencing Botox as early as possible.
Slows Down Signs of Aging
Preventative Botox can’t completely prevent the signs of aging from presenting themselves. All it does is provide an effective method of keeping them under control and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Quick and Painless Process
Under normal circumstances, patients of more advanced ages would typically be encouraged to undergo treatment once every two to three months depending on the severity of their skin conditions. Young people, however, are usually advised to seek treatment about once or twice a year since they haven’t yet developed wrinkles or fine lines and everyone’s skin ages at varying rates. The process is quick and virtually painless as local anesthesia or numbing agents are applied in most instances.
More Effective Than Corrective Treatments
Many facial plastic surgeons can attest to the fact that preventative Botox is far more effective than applying corrective treatments after patients have already begun to develop wrinkles. This is because preemptive treatments help to train your facial muscles to behave in certain ways while they’re still impressionable and easier to manipulate. As you age, your facial muscles stiffen and become stronger, which is what causes deep wrinkles and the appearance of fine lines. With regular Botox injections, you can better manage the way in which your skin ages and diminish the chances of forming fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and dull skin altogether.
What’s the Right Age for Starting Botox?
The truth is that there’s no actual “right” age for starting Botox treatments. As mentioned, everyone’s skin ages differently and at varying rates depending on how stringent your skincare routine is. For instance, someone who’s in their 40s but has taken excellent care of their skin might show fewer signs of aging than someone in their early 20s who smokes and frequents tanning salons. Consulting a qualified and highly experienced facial plastic surgeon will help you determine whether or not Botox® is a good choice for you.
At Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery, we specialize in helping our patients look and feel their absolute best. Our state-of-the-art facilities are perfectly equipped to guarantee that you get everything you’re looking for and more from your treatment. To learn more about our clinic or to book a consultation, please contact us today.