Today, plastic surgery in San Antonio is no longer seen as taboo, with celebrities proudly flaunting any work they’ve had done. In fact, celebrities such as the Kardashian sisters have even begun to somewhat normalize cosmetic procedures, and teenagers are beginning to take notes.
Recent studies have shown that teenage Botox is on the rise, and CEO of Allergan, Brent Saunders, made it clear that he did not support the trend.
“While interest is growing, we must remember that anyone under the age of 18 is still maturing. Their body and appearance is still changing. Emotional maturity is critical to the decision-making process involved to fully understand treatment options and their potential implications. Many teenagers lack that level of maturity,” Saunders wrote in a blog post.
Saunders is not alone in his view on the issue, as many doctors are also not on board. Many believe that Botox should not be done for cosmetic reasons in teens, and should only be considered for medical reasons such as treating migraines and hyperhidrosis.
While celebrity influence will always be present, teens need to take the necessary steps to care for their skin so that wrinkles and lines do not appear early in life. Wearing sunscreen when outside and avoiding tanning beds can dramatically improve your skin quality. Young people also need to be sure to do their research on cosmetic procedures like Botox when considering them, as making an informed decision is key to being satisfied with your results.
Overall, people should be sure to fully consider all of the pros and cons of any cosmetic procedure before committing. Cosmetic surgery should not be taken lightly, as it is a personal and life changing choice. If you believe you are ready to undergo cosmetic treatments and are interested in learning more about the procedure options we offer, contact our office today.