In France, six acts of cosmetic surgery out of ten are Botox injections. With a steady growth of 10 % per year, the technique is attracting more and more women, and earlier and earlier.
The point with the Dr Christophe Desouches, Cosmetic surgeon in Marseille.
Twice as many people under 35 get injected than those over 55. Completely uninhibited about this subject, these very informed patients turn a deaf ear when their detractors raise the specter of the “frozen look” or of hypothetical long-term side effects.
This situation is possible because today we have sufficient experience in terms of safety and the practitioners have a perfect command of the injection technique.
The question to ask : At what age to start Botox ?
In principle, when you feel the need. But in fact, to delay the appearance of wrinkles, some patients do not hesitate to use injections for prevention. The goal is no longer to correct wrinkles, but to prevent them from occurring. It is then a question of softening the expressions while maintaining them a residual muscular activity. On the other hand, starting a treatment late is less useful: it will only be possible to reduce wrinkles without being able to make them disappear completely.
The frozen foreheads and expressionless faces that made Botox's sulphurous reputation are a thing of the past. Aesthetic medicine today advocates subtlety.