Preventative BOTOX for millennials? Yes, it’s a thing. 

In fact, preventative BOTOX is one of the biggest cosmetic trends among millennials. 

In a recent RealSelf survey, 51 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 34 reported they are considering a cosmetic treatment within the next year. More patients in their 20s and 30s are seeking treatment to say ahead of their wrinkles and prevent signs of aging. For millennials, preventative BOTOX injections are at the top of the list of first-time anti-aging procedures. 

BOTOX as a preventative procedure

BOTOX can actually be considered a preventative procedure. It not only reduces the appearance of any current wrinkles, but also prevents new lines from forming. 

Rather than waiting for signs of aging to set in, the younger generation is taking advantage of injectables to prolong their youth. 

BOTOX injections work by preventing the facial muscles from contracting and keeping the face relaxed. This helps to erase any creases and fine lines, giving the skin a smooth, firm appearance. Also, because the muscles aren’t able to contract, BOTOX helps slow down the effects of the skin’s aging process and delay the onset of wrinkles. 

As we enter our 30s, often the first signs of aging to pop up are expression lines, such as frown lines between the brows or horizontal creases along the forehead, smile lines, and laugh lines, or crow’s feet, around the eyes. 

BOTOX injections will correct the early signs of these, and keep creases and fine lines at bay—for as long you keep up with treatments. It’s important to note the effects of BOTOX are temporary, and last about 4 to 6 months, on average. In order to maintain your results, ongoing treatments are necessary. 

In terms of preventative skincare, BOTOX reigns among millennials.  As a non-surgical option to treat signs of aging, the popularity of this treatment may be ascribed to its many benefits. Advantages include the fact that treatments are quick, affordable, and proven to work. Results are virtually immediate and the procedure involves little to no discomfort, making treatment a convenient fit into your lifestyle. Regardless of age. 

There are plenty of proactive steps you can take to keep you feeling fresh-faced and confident in your own skin. To learn more about BOTOX and other preventative treatments contact our office today.