As you might guess by scrolling through your social media feed, millennials appear to be obsessed with capturing selfies showing them looking great and living their best lives.
You may be surprised to learn that millennials are turning to cosmetic enhancements – earlier than you might think they need it. But it’s true. Young adults in their 20s and 30s today are using Botox to keep their youthful-looking skin.
What is Botox?
Botox is a medical treatment used to treat certain muscular conditions and also used for cosmetic purposes. The treatment involves injecting a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that removes wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the affected area.
It is the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatment, with over 6 million Botox treatments administered annually. Men and women are using it. In addition to eliminating fine lines on the face, Botox is also used on patients with migraines, certain muscular spasm disorders, excessive sweating, lazy eye, and bowel and bladder disorders.
Botox is a safe procedure, although there are risks associated with any type of injectable. Ask your doctor if you have any concerns about undergoing Botox.
What makes Botox especially popular is that there is no recovery or downtime needed after the quick, in-office procedure. That said, you may be advised to leave the injected area alone for a matter of hours so the fluid injection doesn’t spread to nontarget areas.
How Millennial Patients Are Using Botox
Some have suggested that cosmetic procedures such as Botox have become more acceptable and popular because there is less controversy and stigma surrounding the process. Indeed, 41% more millennials were getting Botox injections in 2015, as compared to just four years prior, according to a study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
As more and more patients are having this minimally invasive type of aesthetic enhancement, some have even theorized that younger patients may be doing it to prevent facial wrinkles from forming in the first place – especially on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the sides of the eyes.
More clinics are offering the procedure at more affordable prices, which may also have something to do with its booming popularity.
Aside from using Botox to eliminate (or prevent) early fine lines and wrinkles, millennials are undergoing other cosmetic procedures, both nonsurgical and surgical, including dermal fillers (an injection), rhinoplasty (nose surgery), and breast augmentation.
Botox Injections in New Jersey
If you would like to get a Botox injection to prevent fine lines or wrinkles on your face from deepening or want to look your best for a job interview, visit our clinic at Iorio Plastic Surgery & Cosmedical Center. Request an appointment now or call our Brick, New Jersey, location at (732) 458-7400 or our Colts Neck, New Jersey, office at (732) 780-9191 for further details to get that smooth, youthful skin you deserve.