Does botox prevent wrinkles if done at a young age?
An ever-increasing number of young people in their 20s and 30s are getting Botox. The reason is not that they have wrinkles so young, but because they hope that performing these aesthetic procedures early will help prevent or delay the creation of wrinkles.
What do the experts in the field say?
Dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other skin care professionals call these preventive injections, or 'prejuvenation'.
Many dermatologists and estheticians recommend starting Botox in your mid or at least your late 20s.
They say that getting Botox done early can prevent wrinkles from forming at best, or at worst, these people will need Botox less when they're older.
What do the studies say?
In fact, there is no scientific research to explain or prove this fact.
Doctors and those who practice it say they have seen it work with their own eyes.
In 2022, 27% of patients receiving Botox were 34 or younger, compared with 21% in 2015, according to survey data from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Perfect images on social media have helped fuel the trend.