GMA: Dr Jeanine Downie Encourages Preventative Botox Injection in 20’s

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Should You Get Botox in Your 20s?

What some legitimate reasons a person might get Botox injections? Things that come to mind include sagging under eye bags, worry lines on the forehead, or to fill in any wrinkle anywhere. Now think about reasons a 20-year-old has for getting Botox injections.

When you’re in your 20s, generally, you don’t have major wrinkles. Unless you’ve just gone through a very stressful exam week, your forehead is free of worry lines. Your under eye bags are more like dark circles that will fade after sleeping in on a Saturday. When you’re in your 20s, your skin can really bounce back.

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GMA: Dr Jeanine Downie Encourages Preventative Botox Injection in 20's

Plastic surgeons, like Dr Jeanine Downie, say that Botox injections in your 20s will keep you looking younger longer and prevent wrinkles later on.

Claribel Vega, 23, is wrinkle-free. She claims that she had one or two visible wrinkles starting to form and wanted to act fast before she started to look her age. The Botox actually started as treatment for migraines  but Vega said she will continue getting treatments for wrinkles.

Dr Jeanine Downie said that she has several patients in their 20s that want Botox injections for wrinkles. She said that these patients were and still are heavy tanners and smokers. 6.1 million Botox injections were given in 2012 and almost 100,000 were patients in their 20s. This was a 10 percent increase from the previous year. Dr Downie admits that the younger you start Botox, the younger you will look.

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“If you don’t crease the envelope you’ll never get the line, crack or the crease,” she said. Dr Downie started getting Botox in her early 30’s.

Charice Sparks Teen Botox Trend

When teen singing sensation Charice announced she got Botox at age 18, thousands of teens wanted to follow suit. Women called it as self-esteem lifting as a haircut. Even though it may seem like a simple prick, dermatologists are shaking their heads. They hope that patients will think about self-esteem and not the needle.

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