So as if Snapchat filters wasn’t enough, or photoshop wasn’t getting the job done. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Botox, the brand name for the family of neurotoxin injectables, remains the number one non-surgical procedure in the U.S. More than 4.5 million procedures were performed last year.
But from 2011 to 2016 Botox use among millennials aged 19 to 34 jumped a whopping 87 percent.
Millennials are flocking to their local clinics not to treat wrinkles, but to prevent them.
“Botox has become so commonplace that people equate that with looking better,” Dr. Davinder Mangat said.
Mangat is a facial plastic surgeon.
He said some of his clients are in their early 20s. For those few who are already seeing frown lines, the treatment can be beneficial.
The effect of social media stars has caused younger and younger patients to see cosmetic procedures like Botox and fillers as ways to actually change the shape of the face.
Fillers for fuller lips have become a popular procedure for teens and young adults. Some also using Botox to try to get the famous Kylie Jenner “Instagram” eyebrow.