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Why Are Millennials Flocking to Botox?

Botox. It’s the wonder drug that everyone has heard about–most have tried–but not many people like to talk about getting in the Washington DC metro area.

But, that seems to be changing with the new demographic that is rushing to get a jump on father time.

According to a recent report, Millennials and Gen Xers have started to invest in Botox more and more–not to undo the wrinkles that years have helped form, but to prevent them from even appearing.

Lauren Madden, like many people in their 30’s, used to think that Botox was only for her mother’s generation.

“You think wrinkles, you think older people,” said Madden. “At first, I definitely thought it was just for people that were trying to look younger than what they really are.”

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the majority of Botox users in 2015 still fell in the 40 to 54 age range, but about 18 percent of the total were performed on patients in their 30s.

And those numbers are growing.

“Some people think that if you get it at this age, it’s because you’re worried about your looks right now. That’s not necessarily the case for me,” said Madden. “Really I’m just looking toward the future in regards to my face.”

Many younger patients are also convinced that if they take on a consistent regime of Botox in their 30’s, more invasive treatments won’t be necessary down the line.

“Someone who has been doing Botox all along, they won’t develop those lines and they can delay or prevent less aggressive procedures,” said Dr. Mark Hamilton.

Botox is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines and is also used for excessive sweating as well as migraine headaches.

Are you interested Botox? Call Lynch Plastic Surgery at 301-652-5933 today to schedule your appointment.

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