Why Millennials Are Getting Botox

Recent statistics reveal that millennials (adults in their 20s and early 30s) are undergoing cosmetic procedures in record numbers. Botox in particular has become popular among millennials for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines.

Because facial rejuvenation is often associated with older adults, it may be hard for some to understand why young adults are opting for Botox. Dr. Jose Barrera, a triple board certified facial plastic surgeon and trusted Botox provider in San Antonio, shares why Botox has become appealing to so many millennials.

Social Media

The rise of social media and selfies has made many millennials feel that they need to look “camera-ready” at a moment’s notice. Searching for that perfect selfie or comparing one’s selfies to others’ on social media has caused some millennials to become more critical of their facial appearance and imperfections. There’s no telling who will look at your selfie, so it’s only normal to want to look your very best.

Quick (and Temporary) Results

Millennials are conditioned to seek instant gratification thanks to online shopping, food delivery apps and other modern services that allow us to get what we want faster than ever. Botox allows patients to achieve noticeable results quickly, not to mention as painlessly as possible. Treatment can be completed in about 30 minutes (many patients schedule their sessions during their lunch hour) and results are noticeable within days. There’s no downtime with Botox; millennials are free to resume their busy lives immediately after treatment.

Results with Botox are temporary, which is appealing to millennials who wish to enhance their appearance but are afraid of long-term, unsatisfactory results. If for some reason a patient does not like their results, there is nothing to fear, as the results will fade away within three to four months. Botox allows patients to “test the waters” when it comes to rejuvenating their appearance.

“Preventive” Botox

Some millennials have signs of premature aging they want to treat while others want to prevent them from occurring in the first place. The idea of “prejuvenation” (preventing aging instead of correcting it) has gained popularity among millennial patients in recent years. Some experts believe that starting Botox injections early on may prevent new wrinkles from forming as a person ages.

To learn more about Botox or the other facial rejuvenation procedures Dr. Barrera offers, please email or call his San Antonio office at (210) 468-5426.