Although Botox may seem like a go-to form of cosmetic treatment for middle-aged women and men, a new, younger subset of patients are alsoseeking out the injectable for different reasons. Millennials are beginning to discover the many benefits of Botox, with its ability to reduce present fine lines, and prevent their appearance during future years. As a form of preparing for what is to come, Botox gives younger generations some control over their future appearance, without having to undergo an invasive procedure.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' 2014 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, Botox is the most popular minimally invasive procedure in the U.S. right now, particularly among Millennials. Botox treatments have surged 6 percent among those in their twenties and 7 percent among those in their thirties.
Botox isn't all about fixing facialissues that have already arisen, such as super deep laugh lines or wrinkles around the eyes, but alsohelping to prevent themfrom appearing in the first place.
Preventative Botox involves weakening the muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead, most often found between the eyes and near the edges of the temples. This can begin to occur as early as age 20 to 35, depending on the genetics of the person and how stressed they may be.
Botox is believed to help prevent some instances of over-expression, which can cause wrinkles to become more deeply entrenched and visible. Some experts believe this injectable can even be wrinkle-reversing as well.
Botox has come a long way since it first emerged over 20 years ago.If you're interested in learning more about a Botox procedure and how it may be able to address your facial cosmetic needs, schedule a consultation with dual board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. James Marotta, or visit our website.