Everyone eventually gets wrinkles, but doctors are saying more and more people at younger ages are trying to stave off aging as much as possible- and they are using botox to do it!
Digital Correspondent Sarah Macias talks to an expert at the Key Whitman Cosmetic Center on why this is becoming popular and the procedure behind it.
THERE’S A PIVOTAL SHIFT IN THE WAY YOUNG PEOPLE LOOK AT THEIR FACES.
DR. PRIYA KALIUM AT KEY-WHITMAN COSMETIC CENTER SAYS IT’S PEOPLE IN THEIR EARLY TO LATE TWENTIES WHO ARE MOST CONCERNED AND YOU MAY GUESS WHY.
“They put themselves on social media, they become more aware of their appearance, and they all want to look younger and youthful. So certainly, over the last ten years, we’ve seen an increase in younger generations coming in to have botox treatments or filler treatments.
VOGUE REPORTS A 28% INCREASE OF PEOPLE IN THEIR TWENTIES GETTING BOTOX SINCE 2010. DR. KALIUM AGREES SAYING IT’S NOT JUST WOMEN COMING IN, IT’S MEN TOO.
“They want a reduction in their circles, they want a reduction in their wrinkles around their eyes, they want to look youthful and confident for the same reasons a female patient would want to.
SO HOW DOES THIS WORK? DR. KALIUM SAYS THE PROCEDURE TAKES MINUTES AND FOR MOST PEOPLE, THERE’S NO PAIN AT ALL.
“The needles are so small that you can’t even see, they are almost the size of your hair, and we often use a sensory distractor and none of my patients need numbing medicine even before performing the procedures because they are very comfortable.”
DOCTORS SAY THERE IS A VARIETY OF REASONS PEOPLE GET BOTOX AND ALTHOUGH THE MAJORITY JUST WANT TO STAY LOOKING YOUNG, SOME DO IT FOR HEALTH REASONS.
“Migraines can be treated with botox injections especially around their scalp area to relieve the headache symptoms and Botox could also be used to reduce excessive sweating under your arms or on your palms, and it’s been used very commonly especially in sports medicine.”
KALIUM SAYS THERE ARE A RANGE OF USES AND REASONS THAT PEOPLE CHOOSE BOTOX BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK GOOD.
“You want to make sure she looks more relaxed, a softer look to her face.”
YOU FEEL CONFIDENT.
“And they want to get themselves treated to look younger and beautiful “
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