If 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.