Is 24 too young for Botox???

I'm 24 and have considered it :-o!!! Am I crazy or is it okay to start in your mid 20's.  IMO a little will be okay.  

SamanthaGrl7

F, 26, Illinois

Samantha,

This is from a recently published article on our blog, 20 POPULAR BOTOX TREATMENT QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

You may have heard that Botox can be used as a preventative treatment starting from an early age. According to Dr. Zamora, this is true. “We recommend patients start their Botox treatments earlier in life rather than later. Our patients are able to avoid lines, creases and furrows by starting Botox before wrinkles have developed,” he says.

24 isn't necessarily too young to have Botox. I'm 26 and had a Botox treatment several months ago. I noticed some fine lines on my forehead, brought it to the attention of my dermatologist and she told me having a Botox treatment now was a preventative measure and would help stop deep lines from forming on my forehead (which would require filler if they got too deep).

At the end of the day, this is a personal decision. If you have fine lines that bother you, Botox is a safe and effective way to help prevent or eliminate them. Botox only lasts 3 to 4 months and it's not cheap ($300-$1000, depending on how many units you require), so keep this in mind when making your decision. 

Alexa (and SamathaGrl) - 

I am good friends with multiple dermatoligists and they absolutely all agree that using botox from an early age can prevent wrinkles in the future.  I am unsure if they say this so they can make more money or its completely true (since they always follow that statement with "not many long term studies have been performed").

Personally, I have nothing against Botox and believe it has been revolutionary - however, I would side with waiting a few more years.  Its important to stay out of the sun and apply sunscreen whenever you are in the sun.  Although everyone looks better with a tan, thats what is ultimately going to make wrinkles more noticeable at a young age.

I always think the same thing! It's tough to say if you should trust the person who will benefit the most from you having the procedure (i.e. doctor receiving $900 a pop for botox!). 

I agree with Judy. 24 is too young to have Botox. I'd give it five+ years before you consider Botox. 

Please don't!!! You are a baby...wait a few years :)