Millennials Turning to Preventative Botox to Ward off Wrinkles

BotoxIt’s no secret that social media is one of the reasons why an increasing number of people are choosing to have a facelift in NYC. A facelift can take years off your face with long-lasting outcomes. Another popular way to fight the signs of aging, Botox smoothes wrinkles though the results are temporary. And now there is a new option on the scene – preventative Botox. According to a recent Fox News report, millennials in their 20s and 30s are staying ahead of the game by choosing to have preventative Botox to keep wrinkles from forming.

Botox or Botulinum Toxin Type A is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that enjoys tremendous popularity largely because of the excellent aesthetic results it offers. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that the year 2017 saw 7.2 million iBotox injections, an increase of 2% from 2016. In this selfie era and social-media obsessed world, it’s not surprising to see millennials turning to preventative Botox to look their best. ASPS also confirmed this trend — Botox procedures increased 28 percent since 2010 among 20 to 29-year-olds.

What exactly does Botox do? Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause frown lines and reduces crow’s feet wrinkles. The treatment can also lift the brows, help turn up the lips and soften the chin area. Used correctly, Botox can dramatically reduce early and moderate signs of aging. The effects typically wear off in three to six months.

The idea underlying preventative Botox is to treat the more frequently used facial muscles to avoid getting wrinkles and fine lines. It works by relaxing the muscle and also the overlying skin so that wrinkles do not form. There’s no specific age to start getting Botox and if you traces of lines or wrinkles appear in the 20s or 30s, then it’s better to start the treatment.  The sooner you treat the signs of aging, the better your results will be. The benefits for early users of Botox are:

  • They may not need fillers or more invasive procedures that are required to treat deep creases in patients who start Botox in their 40s or 50s.
  • People who continue using Botox may need only less Botox as they get older.
  • Cheaper for younger patients as they need only lesser amount of the injection

Concerns relating to skin tone and texture imperfections can be addressed by nonsurgical procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers and laser resurfacing.

Millennials seeking preventative Botox should find a plastic surgeon who has experience in catering to younger clientele. A skilled surgeon would know how to use Botox appropriately and inject the right doses to provide subtle, natural looking results. It is important to steer clear of heavily discounted treatments performed by unqualified or inexperienced providers.

Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox, and in such cases, comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedures would be needed. A facelift in NYC can address sagging, creases below the lower eyelids, creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth, facial fat, jowls and a double chin. Today, the conventional surgical facelift is competing with minimally-invasive procedures such as the mini facelift, S-lift, neck lift, or endoscopic facelift. Modern facelift techniques are subtle and can be customized to suit the needs of the individual patient.