Millennials are often referred to as the selfie generation, with the average millennial taking 28,000 selfies a year! These selfies can then be posted on social media outlets like Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter for the world to see. With images being so easy to share and spread, its no wonder why millennials are turning to treatments, especially Botox, to keep their youthful appearance!
What is Botox?
Botox is an injectable neuromodulator used to treat facial lines and wrinkles such as crow’s feet in the corners of the eyes and frown lines between the brows. Botox can also lift the brows, turn the lips, or soften chin lines. When placed into certain muscles, Botox can temporarily control muscle contractions that are causing lines and wrinkles to form. This requires an experienced Draper plastic surgeon with anatomical knowledge on which muscles to target for optimal results. Results from Botox usually last about three to four months.
Prevention Instead of Treatment
Botox has been most commonly used for the treatment of lines and wrinkles once they have formed, but millennials are now using Botox and fillers in hopes of preventing them from forming in the first place! Statistics reported by the American Board of Plastic Surgery are showing a 28% increase in Botox procedures and a 32% increase in fillers since 2010 in the 20-29 age group. The use of injectable treatments at an early age for prevention could help to avoid a surgical procedure down the road.
Botox Vs. Fillers
Unlike Botox, facial fillers do not affect the muscles. Instead, they add volume to lines and wrinkles in the face to smooth their appearance. Fillers can also be placed in the cheeks, chin, or lips to create fullness. There are several different facial filler formulas on the market that have different uses and benefits. Both Botox and facial fillers are being used by millennials to prevent lines and wrinkles but the one they choose should be based on their unique concerns, goals, and personal preference.
If you think you could benefit from treatment with Botox or another injectable treatment, schedule a consultation with a trusted plastic surgeon. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Howland.