Botox and Dysport are a hot topic in today’s beauty-driven society.
Its use has grown exponentially in popularity since it was introduced in 1977. It is no longer limited to treating fine lines and wrinkles in aging individuals. It is now used for migraines, teeth grinding, overactive bladders, and muscle twitches. Although there are a multitude of ways in which Botox and Dysport can be helpful with various symptoms and conditions, we would like to discuss the new trend involving utilizing these neuromodulators as a preventative measure for wrinkle formation in younger clients.
The use of Botox or Dysport in the 20 to 29 year-old age range has increased by ten percent in the past year. The rise in this statistic is largely due to individuals who are looking to stop fine lines from forming. They have professionals inject small amounts of this drug into areas that are at high risk for developing wrinkles.
Frown lines, forehead furrows, and crows’ feet are formed when your skin repeatedly “folds” due to normal facial expressions. Most people above the age of 40 attempt to fix these folds once they have developed, but what if you took a proactive measure to prevent them from the get-go? Through slowing down the use of these muscles early on, lines will never develop in the first place.
Although this trend has become quite the debate, the numbers don’t lie. In 2012, 6.1 million Botox injections were performed, with approximately 100,000 on patients in their twenties. According to Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and former president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the demand for noninvasive treatments that avoid the scalpel is skyrocketing. Plastic surgeons and other medical spa professionals are now being trained in how to safely inject younger patients with neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport.
Young clients present with a unique challenge. When the primary goal is to prevent fine lines versus treating wrinkles, medical professionals must ensure that they do not create the look of a “frozen face” that is commonly seen in Hollywood starlets. The skin should still take on a natural appearance with fluid movements. This requires an abundance of knowledge and skill, which It’s A Secret Med Spa has! If you are interested in finding out if Botox or Dysport is the right preventative option for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our trained associates today. It's a Secret Med Spa is located on 2510 Cedar Springs Rd. uptown Dallas, TX.