Should a 20-year-old woman use botulinum toxin?

Adrian Lim, Michael Freeman

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The injection of botulinum toxin (commercially known as Botox) is one of the most commonly performed non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the world. It is particularly effective for facial lines and wrinkles that can result from chronological ageing or simply from exaggerated facial movements. Over the years, there has been a steady increase in young adults in their 20s starting botulinum toxin treatments, which may be partly influenced by the contemporary celebrity culture, but also because botulinum toxin is remarkably effective, has no long term side effects, works within days (with no down time) and lasts for several months, in my experience.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMJA InSight
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2017


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