Botox injections are proving increasingly popular amongst men and women of all ages.
The non-surgical facelift is one of the least invasive, effective methods of fighting the effects of aging skin, but has previously only been seen as a purchase for middle-aged women.
That’s not the case anymore. Girls in their early 20s have been known to use Botox injections to keep their skin looking fresh ready for their later years. Men are also feeling the need to reinvigorate their face using Botox, as there is far less of a stigma surrounding masculine cosmetic surgery these days.
It’s enough to make you question what this obsession with looking younger all about!
It’s a widely-held belief that celebrities are responsible for the growth in cosmetic surgery. Loads of Hollywood superstars absolutely love the results of Botox injections and are more than happy to admit they’ve had work done.
Kylie Minogue, Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman and Lulu are amongst the most high-profile advocates of the brand. This can encourage admirers of theirs to do exactly the same thing. Glamorous endorsers of any product can make it seem more enticing.
Most people attribute the growth of men trying Botox to male celebrities, such as Simon Cowell, Gordon Ramsay and David Hasselhoff too. All three have admitted they do it.
The growth of Botox might also be down to expectations of middle-aged women in this day and age. Forty-year-olds these days often have very different lives to their counterparts from previous generations. This could be down to an increasing divorce rates, a growth of ‘yummy mummys’ in the press or the growing independence of women.
Either way, 40 and overs are dressing trendier, enjoying more youthful activities and subsequently are prepared to do more to stay looking younger for longer.
For better or worse, growing old gracefully just isn’t what it used to be.
The fact that celebrities have thrust Botox treatment into the mainstream has allowed us to learn more about it, meaning there are less fears about giving it a go. Simon Cowell even once said that Botox is no more unusual to him than toothpaste.
“It works, you do it once a year, who cares?” he said. This carefree attitude is a relatively new thing.
Some professionals have admitted they have invested in Botox to help further their careers. This makes sense for people whose faces are a huge part of the job, such as those in broadcast or modelling industries.
Yet, many of those in the corporate world are investing in their appearance because they believe it could give them a leg up in negotiations with clients or even their own boss. The thinking behind this is that fresh-faced looking employees appear more dynamic, approachable and successful.
Botox is relatively affordable; it does not involve much time or a complex procedure so costs can be kept down. Surgeons recommended that patients top up on their Botox every six to twelve months for maximum effect. As you can see, there appear to be plenty of reasons to do so.
Author bio: This is a guest post written by Deborah Bates on behalf of London plastic surgeons 111 Harley Street. Deborah is an prolific blogger with interests in the health, beauty and celebrity world.