Every year, regarded plastic surgery organizations release their own comprehensive reports regarding operative and non-operative procedures that patients undergo. These in-depth reports provide an excellent glimpse into new trends, most sought after procedures, and the age groups of people who seek them.
A very interesting revelation was regarding the cosmetic injection named Botox. While it wasn’t a surprise that Botox was the leader in regard to cosmetic injection numbers, what was quite informative was how Millennials were turning to Botox for their aesthetic needs.
While Botox is a popular treatment among those in their forties, fifties and sixties, it is apparent that a new age group scheduling their appointments has emerged. Patients in this category appeared to be in their mid to late twenties.
Triggering the aesthetic interest is anti-aging preventative measures.
It appears the goal for Millennials is to utilize Botox in smaller dosage amounts as a way to prevent future wrinkles from developing. It is critical to remember that one who is delivering Botox should be a medical professional and one that understands the facial anatomy such as a plastic surgeon or aesthetic registered nurse that is certified. While following the manufacturer’s instructions is imperative, the injections should be performed in a medical setting.
These medical professionals ascertain that strategically and methodically placing lower units of Botox in areas such as between the eyebrows, forehead and corners of the eyes can minimize future wrinkles. It’s important to note that the “corners of the eyes” is meant to target future squint lines also referred to as crow’s feet.
The optimal goal for patients undergoing Botox is to have a soft and natural looking appearance.
This cosmetic injection theory underscores that if these muscles are unable to contract, the aesthetic outcome is less wrinkles in the future. And medical studies focusing on this theory have been underway for nearly a decade — and the results being uncovered are quite favorable.