Botox is More Acceptable to Generation Y

CB008328If you thought Botox was just for baby boomers, think again. According to a recent article from News.com.au, women in their mid to late 20s are flocking to the doctor’s office for their Botox fix because it’s now become fashionable to do so. These women aren’t only willing to shell out the high price for these expensive procedures, but are very comfortable with the injectable, according to some cosmetic surgeons.

Dr. Gabrielle Caswell, the head of the Cosmetic Physicians Society, explains that Botox has become more socially acceptable for younger women and is becoming a trendy thing to do.

In the United States, many physicians and medical spas attract new patients by hosting Botox parties and social events around the popular filler. Some offer raffle drawings and giveaways for free treatments, while others offer discounted treatments for the night of the event.

But how young is too young for Botox injections? U.S. laws permit patients as young as 18 to go under the knife, and many young adults up to the age of 25 are undergoing breast augmentation and liposuction to achieve their ideal look.

The appeal of Botox is something relatively new, but researchers say that the media hype around these products and the slew of celebrities that aren’t afraid to share they’ve had Botox may be spurring the trend.

The news.com.au story also points out that 20-year old Rae-Leigh Ganter reports that she has Botox injections every three months in order to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay. Other young women simply want to get rid of fine lines around their eyebrows and forehead to achieve the flawless look they see in magazines and on television.

Still, it’s important to note that while Botox offers a number of benefits and instant results, it is not without its risks. For some people, getting Botox regularly can turn into a form of addiction. However, getting the line-zapping injection simply comes down to personal choice.

(Source: News.com.au)

Further Reading

  • A new TV show in Australia called The Shire recently spotlighted plastic surgery and featured the stars of the show having now qualms about treatments. The show’s stars Sophie and Vernesa aren’t afraid to show off their fake breasts in revealing tops and dresses, and are both sporting the infamous lip-enhanced pouts. Vernesa admits that she’s been told not to have any more filler treatments in her lips to prevent her lips from touching her nose. She undergoes Botox for the first time on camera.

  • Kim Kardashian continues to shoulder rumors about having plastic surgery, and some people report that the star has had multiple procedures including liposuction, breast augmentation, and Botox. Kim has admitted to having Botox, as well as VelaShape treatments designed to treat cellulite and smooth out the skin. She reportedly undergoes laser facial treatments to maintain her smooth skin and ward off the effects of aging. But has she really gone under the knife for more extensive procedures?

  • With only about a month of summer left, you may be considering going under the knife to maintain that bikini body or be in better shape for next season.  While demand for plastic surgery runs high during the winter months so that patients have time to heal before summer, there is still a significant demand for certain procedures over the warm weather months. According to the results of a recent report by RealSelf.com, patients are still flocking to the plastic surgeon’s office to look “red-carpet ready” or undergo a mini-makeover.

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