Many younger people are getting BOTOX procedures done in recent years. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, BOTOX among 19 to 34-year-olds increased 41% between 2011 and 2015 in the United States. Here’s why:
- The Need to Look Good on Social Media
Millennials’ decision to get BOTOX procedures done may be due to the scrutiny faced on social media. Perfecting a selfie has since become an obsession, and it’s sometimes dubbed the “selfie culture.” In fact to some, getting that perfect selfie could be more important than their life. (Yes, “death by selfie” has happened.)
According to a source, Millennials are expected to take 25,700 selfies in a lifetime and spend an average of 7 minutes per selfie, or over 1 hour weekly shooting, cropping, filtering, and posting.
- It Might Help Prevent Wrinkles
Some doctors recommend BOTOX as a preventive treatment to wrinkles. The belief is that BOTOX injections – which paralyze facial muscles to prevent them from creasing, will ultimately help you form fewer lines over time.
A study conducted on a pair of identical twins had one twin received BOTOX injections regularly for 13 years while the other did not. Images of the twins 10 to 15 years later showed the BOTOX twin with smooth, youthful skin while the other had normal facial expression lines. The study concluded that long-term treatment with BOTOX could prevent the development of facial lines that are visible at rest.
Prevention and treatment in one? Yes, please!
- It Treats Premature Aging
While fine lines don’t usually appear in most people until their 30s or 40s, for some, it can be much sooner.
Premature aging from sun exposure, tobacco, drug abuse, or genetics can break down collagen and create wrinkles earlier than expected. BOTOX helps treat these early signs of aging by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, making the skin appear softer and smoother. Dermal fillers might also help this demographic due to the plumping effects, which is beneficial for collagen loss.
- It’s Quick, Convenient, and it Lasts
Compared to surgical procedures, BOTOX is a simple, uncomplicated procedure, which could be completed within a lunch break in just 15-30 minutes. In addition to a quick treatment time, the long-lasting results may also appeal to Millennials.
A BOTOX injection typically lasts 3-6 months, depending on where the treatment is administered. And regular use can help results to last longer. Stay flawless, and maintain a perfect face for the perfect Selfie with us at DrHAACH. Book an appointment for a consultation with our Doctor today.