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Botox Babies: Why So Many Young Women Are Going Under The Needle-by Dr. Mark Bishara, MD

By http://www.markbisharamd.com/author/
September 25, 2013

Millions of young women are desperate to ward off the signs of aging before they even start. Are you thinking about going under the needle just like many of these other young women are? Dr. Mark Bishara offers minimally invasive procedures that gives patients the results they desire without the hassle and lengthy downtime often associated with cosmetic surgery procedures. These treatments are designed to provide subtle enhancements that can improve your targeted problem areas, while allowing you to return to work and your regular activities the very same day.

Many people want to know if minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox and Fillers, are safe. Botox is generally viewed as a procedure used by the 30+ demographic in order to freeze aging in its tracks. However, it turns out women in their twenties make up 30% of Botox fans. Even crazier, the number of teenagers springing for Botox has risen 800% in the past three years alone!

Botox babies.  When did this phenomena start?
In recent years, an increasing number of young women have been turning to Botox injections. These young women are called "Botox Babies" because they are trying to treat signs of aging that haven't appeared yet. However, it seems they are increasingly going under the needle for the same reason they use sunscreen - to minimize damage and aging while it's still manageable.

Is it healthy to engage in preventative skincare treatments before the aging process starts to show?
Many argue that starting Botox injections early is a great way to help prevent wrinkles from forming. The older you get, Botox will be treating wrinkles that already exist, but the younger you are, the more you're preventing wrinkles from occurring.

What's the right age to start getting Botox?  Why?
Believe it or not, if one wants to prevent wrinkles and deep lines, mid to late twenties is a good time to start Botox treatments.  Starting Botox in your twenties helps to prevent wrinkles, and also means you will be doing treatments much less frequently than others in the future.

Are there any adverse affects to starting the process early?
As long as the treatments are done in moderation and only as a preventative method, there are no adverse affects.

Is Botox the best option in terms of fillers?  Are there any other alternatives?
The best option is different based on each patient.  Botox, Restalyne, and Juvederm are probably the three most popular fillers.  Dr. Bishara offers Botox, Restalyne and Juvederm as well as Xeomin and Radiesse. Sometimes two will be used together to produce optimal results, while certain patients will be better suited for only one of these products.

What celebs do women want to model their skin after most often?
Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Jennifer Lopez are the most popular celeb requests.

How long does Botox last? Any long-term risks?
Botox normally lasts up to 3 to 6 months.

Any additional recommendations?
Preventative skincare is the most important, so if you are below the age of 25 the best thing to do for your skin is to apply SPF sunblock daily, drink plenty of water, moisturize, use topical retinoids, antioxidants, alpha-hydroxy acids, have occasional chemical peels or microdermabrasions and eat a healthy diet.  Otherwise, starting Botox sooner but in moderation is the best solution to preventing the formation of deep-set lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Bishara is proud to offer a wide range of dermal fillers and other enhancing, minimally invasive procedures such as chemical peels and laser procedures. Our office has special pricing on Botox and Fillers in both our Mansfield and Southlake office locations.  We offer Wrinkle Free Wednesdays in Mansfield from 9am-5pm and Wrinkle Free Thursdays in Southlake from noon to 7 with Botox being $10/unit.  Please contact our office at (817) 473-2120.

 

 

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