How young is too young for Botox?

Botox for teenagersIf you’ve even glanced at recent newspaper headlines of late, you’d be mistaken in thinking that cosmetic surgery clinics have been besieged by teenagers desperate for Botox and filler treatments. And while it’s true that recent statistics show that the average age of first-time clients at clinics is dropping, the reasons why aren’t as clear-cut.

Yes, it’s true that cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures are on the rise amongst teenagers, but the most-requested procedures tend to be low-level, non-invasive procedures which tackle typical teenage ailments – such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing, which deals with the timeless teen problem of acne scarring and clogged-up skin pores brought on by adolescence. Like older generations of teenagers, today’s teens are still plagued with problems we had: they just have far better options to deal with it than we did.

Botox is unnecessary for teenagers…

While certain major treatments – such as nose reshaping – can be performed on teenagers, providing the surgeon is satisfied that the growth spurt has concluded, fully legitimate clinics strongly recommend against the use of dermal fillers and Botox on teenagers, because it simply isn’t necessary. People tend to turn to Botox because they want their face to look as young as it was when they were teenagers, after all.

…although there are exceptions

Bottom line: if you’re still young and want a Botox treatment, it is up to your surgeon to decide with you if Botox is the best course of action. If you’re under 25, and they’re legitimate, they’ll recommend that you don’t need it. However, Botox can help you manage a host of ailments, including overactive sweat glands and headaches – which means it could be used on younger clients if that’s their particular ailment.

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