In the last few years, Botox users have been getting younger, and we don’t just mean younger looking. The exact origin of this trend of younger patients is unknown. Many industry professionals speculate that it may be influenced by social media and the pressure to look flawless in pictures. Another reason could be a rise in popularity of the multistep skincare regimen made popular by beauty bloggers and brands. Regardless of the reason, many women have been seeing the benefit of starting this “gateway” treatment earlier in life and are enjoying the results.
What Can It Do for Patients Who Don’t Have Wrinkles Yet?
One of the main reasons women are getting these injections younger than in the past is that neuromodulators can actually do their best work when they are used preventively. Once deep wrinkles and lines are formed, Botox can only soften their appearance so much. Botox blocks the nerve signals that create the dramatic facial expressions. If Botox is injected before these repetitive movements create these lines, you can actually delay the formation of visible signs of aging longer than an untreated patient.
What Areas are They Injecting and Why?
Some of the most popular areas to inject Botox are the frown lines that can form between the eyebrows and the horizontal lines across the forehead (the crow’s feet areas seem to affect woman a little bit older). These forehead lines can make someone look angrier and older than they are. Many young women are saying that the lines have been made worse by computer use from the constant squinting and wrinkling of the face while concentrating. The horizontal lines on the forehead are relatively easy to correct with a smaller number of units. The frown lines, however, will take more due to the natural strength of that muscle.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are becoming interested in adding Botox into your beauty regimen, call Dr. Moraitis’ office today to schedule a consultation at 777-773-9796. Dr. Moraitis will be able to answer any questions you may have and help you determine if Botox treatments are right for you.