Posted on 18 Aug 2016
As with most cosmetic interventions, starting to use BOTOX™ in your twenties is a controversial decision. However, twenty-somethings are finding themselves on their way to see their dermatologists or plastic surgeons for a “pre-juvenation”.
It is clear that frown lines, forehead furrows and crow’s’ feet are due to repetitive folding of skin from normal expressions. It follows that if you slow down or lesson the use of these muscles beginning early in adult life, the lines never have a chance to develop. Of course, no one is advocating the use of Botox on children. But, it is easier and more effective to inhibit the progression of lines and wrinkles than it is to try to erase them 10 years into it.
In the United States 5 million people had Botox last year. Of that 5 million, almost 30% were under 30 years old. Most cosmetic surgeons would say that 30 is a good time to begin the rejuvenation process. However young you start, there is certainly a window of opportunity. Of course, persons with hyper-expressive faces will start to print lines much earlier than those with unexpressive faces.
As with anything, it is best to understand the ramifications and aspects of BOTOX™ at an early age. Consulting with your board certified plastic surgeon is the very first step. Here you can get the information you need to make an informed decision on the pre-rejuvenation that you may be considering.
Dr. Keith Neaman
Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.