Turns Out “Preventative” Botox May Not Actually Do Anything
It seems that as soon as you graduate college, your friends start talking about Botox.
It seems crazy, considering that Botox used to be something designated for people who actually have wrinkles, but more and more young people have started getting “preventative Botox” in hopes they could combat wrinkles before they were even formed.
In fact, a survey done by surgery.org found that Botox treatments in people 19-34 increased by 41% betweenÂ 2011 and 2015.
But the thing is, all these people might seriously be wasting their money. Many plastic surgeons, including theÂ President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, are now saying that preventative Botox is kind of BS. Woops?
According to a press release sent by surgery.org, there are no long-term studies or even enough evidence to support preventative Botox, and they actually advise against getting the procedure done before you really “need” it.
If you’ve already gotten Botox in your 20’s, then I’m sorry to break this to you. But if you haven’t, I’m happy you’re here so that you know not to waste your money on getting needles in your face and instead just moisturizing.