BOTOX®for Millennials: Why It’s a Great First-Time Treatment
If you’re a member of the “me” generation, you might be thinking about getting a cosmetic treatment like BOTOX in The Woodlands. That’s according to a new study from RealSelf, which found that 51% of adults between the ages of 18 to 34 were thinking about having a cosmetic procedure performed in the next year.
BOTOX is one of the most popular first-time treatments among millennials at our practice—and for many reasons. In addition to addressing the effects of aging and smoothing wrinkles, BOTOX is discrete, minimally invasive, and has little downtime. Here are a few more reasons why millennials love it.
It’s a rising trend.
The popularity of botulinum type A injections like BOTOX has been steadily rising. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons confirmed that “BOTOX procedures have seen a 28% increase since 2010, and dermal fillers have seen a 32% increase since 2010 among the age group 20-29.” Additionally, botulinum type A injections were the #1 minimally invasive procedure performed in the United States last year.
You’ll look younger and more refreshed.
Many millennials are now in their 30s and are starting to notice the first signs of aging, such as mild or moderate wrinkles or frown lines. BOTOX is a perfect solution because it softens the fine lines that are caused by repeated facial movements. Millennials can use BOTOX to improve the look of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, smile lines, and smoker’s lines around the mouth.
BOTOX is FDA-approved and has a long history of safety in the medical community. Of course, BOTOX injections are safest when performed by a highly trained professional with the right credentials, education, and experience.
At our practice, Dr. Kim creates customized treatment plans for our BOTOX clients. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, she has a deep understanding of facial anatomy as well as the muscle groups associated with facial aging. This helps her more accurately determine the placement and quantity of BOTOX needed to get the results you want. Once Dr. Kim creates a patient’s customized treatment plan, our skilled and highly trained nurse injectors perform the BOTOX treatment.
Treatments are quick.
Millennials also love the fact that BOTOX treatments are fast, convenient, and simple. Injections usually take around 10 to 20 minutes, and you are free to go back to work or home immediately. Side effects are very minimal and may include light bruising, redness, and soreness. However, most people find that these symptoms resolve quickly in just a few hours or days.
The results are not permanent.
After BOTOX treatment, it takes just a few days for your final results to appear. Once they do, you should expect to enjoy your new look for about 3 to 6 months before needing a touch-up. The impermanence of BOTOX is one of the reasons why it’s a great first-time cosmetic treatment: If you don’t like how it makes you look, you aren’t stuck with it forever.
Getting BOTOX for the Right Reasons
Of course, just because you’re a millennial doesn’t mean that BOTOX is right for you. It also doesn’t mean that you should be jumping on the bandwagon of a cosmetic trend just because everyone else is. Having a cosmetic procedure performed is a personal choice that should be made for the right reasons, and for you and you alone.
If you are interested in learning more about your aesthetic options or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.