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Younger and younger women are attempting to stop this from happening by using Botox, which relaxes the muscles so that the lines cannot be made. The rational for this is that static wrinkles or "lines at rest" will never form. But this logic is a little odd. You do not start using a drug until you need it, and that's what Botox is, a drug. Teenagers are still developing, physically as well as emotionally, and in your 20s, you're supposed to be having wholesome fun, not worrying about wrinkles! Many experts worry that teenagers and 20-somethings are using Botox to compensate for bad habits such as smoking or drinking. Our faces convey the emotions that help us connect with other people. When you get those lines at rest is when you should actually get Botox injections. The only reason to start with Botox treatments is to alleviate lines when they form, and in most people, that is in their 30s. You turn to a drug when the symptom or condition occurs.

Dr Rhys Branman
Little Rock Cosmetic Surgery Center

January 10, 2013 - 12:38pm


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