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Pros and Cons of Using Botox in Your 20s

Pros and Cons of Using Botox in Your 20s
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  • April 03, 2018

The use of Botox as a preventative measure has become a surprising trend among those under the age of 30. Millenials are getting these skin treatments to stay youthful-looking for longer, but does it really work? 

Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging treatments requested at our Edmonton clinic. It’s composed of a purified neurotoxin which, when injected into the skin, temporarily relaxes your facial muscles and eliminates any unwanted wrinkles.

It has many benefits over more invasive cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, including:

  • lower costs
  • recovery is very simple and short
  • no surgical risks
  • it’s minimally invasive

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Should You Use Botox in Your 20s?

Many people develop signs of aging early. Expression lines may develop from everyday facial movements, which can lead to wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet, frown lines, or smile lines. If you’re in your 20s, and noticing these early signs of aging, Botox could be a great treatment for you.

Pros of Using Botox in Your 20s

When performed by a Botox professional, this anti-aging treatment is very safe and minimally invasive. One treatment takes approximately 15 minutes, making it a great fit for a younger patient’s lifestyle.

Some of the benefits include:

1. It may prevent collagen loss

As we age, we lose collagen, which causes us to lose elasticity in our skin so that it may begin to sag. This process begins at the age of 20, but if you start Botox treatment early on, this may slow down the process, allowing you to have a more youthful, wrinkle-free appearance for longer than you would have otherwise.

2. Slows down the wrinkle process

Some people develop wrinkles early on because of the natural quality of their skin. Starting Botox treatments early may help delay the appearance of these fine lines by inhibiting your ability to make small facial movements that lead to their development.

3. Longer lasting results

Deciding to try Botox treatments in your 20s could mean that you’ll need them less in the future. Because the muscles of your upper face are impacted by Botox, many patients require less frequent ‘touch ups’ after multiple treatments.


Cons of Using Botox in Your 20s

Just because Botox is a safe and effective anti-wrinkle treatment, doesn’t mean you should opt for it if it’s not appropriate for your needs. This is because there are some drawbacks to using Botox when you’re younger, including:

1. Less dramatic results.

The younger you are, the fewer wrinkles you’ll have, so the effects of a Botox treatment in your 20s compared to your 30s and 40s will be minimal.

2. Botox requires financial and time commitment

Botox provides great results, but it’s not permanent and regular treatments need to be performed every 4 months, requiring a significant investment in terms of cost and time.


Things You May Want to Keep in Mind

If you are on the fence about whether or not to begin Botox treatment in your 20s, there are a few things you may want to keep in mind:

  • Botox is not for everyone. Like every cosmetic treatment, Botox is not suitable for everyone, especially for those who are pregnant or have very thick skin, a history of neuromuscular disease, or skin disorders in the treatment site.
  • Millenials are more prone to wrinkles. This is due to the habits of modern life including screen time from computers, smartphones, and television. In addition, millennials are among the most sleep-deprived due to their fast-paced, stressful lifestyle.
  • Prevention is more effective than a cure. Getting into good skin habits now, whether it’s washing your face daily, applying SPF, or opting for Botox, will ensure you won’t spend money on costly anti-aging treatments in the future.


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To find out more about our customised Botox and Juvederm treatments, and whether or not they’re a suitable option for you, contact Dr. Ladak at 780-407-6691 or fill in our online contact form.

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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