Gen Z Goes for Botox and Fillers – Learn Why
As people continue to have cosmetic treatments to fight the aging process, there is a growing trend among younger patients who want to go ahead and have treatments such as Botox and fillers in their twenties. Their desire for prejuvenation treatments range from wanting to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming along with an increase in their self-image and simply practicing some self-care as well. Here is a look at some of the reasons why patients are having cosmetic treatments at a younger age.
Botox at a Younger Age – Gen Z Patients Speak Out
It is becoming well-known that the new face of rejuvenation procedures related to the aging process is getting younger. In a recent TV interview, twenty-four-year-old Olivia Fenton stated she has been receiving Botox treatments for about a year. According to Fenton, “I grew up watching the Kardashians, so I feel like I’m in the Kylie era.
While fans of the Kardashians initially wanted to dress like the popular reality television family, they also now want to look like the famous family. Fenton said, “Watching her, definitely I feel like made it more available to me, in the way that we’re like roughly the same age, so I’m like if she can do it, I can do it.”
For Gen Z, fillers and Botox are viewed less as a way to rejuvenate the look of the face and more as a necessary type of self-care. The idea of having Botox and fillers placed in the face has gone from being seen as a luxury item or procedure to being seen as a regular part of the maintenance they perform on their face and body.
Gen Z – How They Find Out About Maintenance Procedures
When it comes to prejuvenation treatments, the members of Gen Z do not need to look any further than social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram along with talking to friends and work colleagues.
Some of the people in Gen Z claim that more people do it than the public knows about, and they let their friends and neighbors know because they like to be transparent about the changes they make to their body. In a way, it is considered to be something to brag about since it shows they are practicing self-care.
Since Botox and fillers are not covered by health insurance plans, Gen Z is always looking for new ways to fund their maintenance procedures.
One plastic surgeon in Cincinnati told a reporter, “I think most of our patients are finding resources, certainly. There is CareCredit. There are ways to finance it as well, and I think in today’s world, your Netflix subscription is something, your Hulu subscription is something, and I think if people can get on a payment plan for themselves and they’re spending X amount of dollars per month, I think that’s the way they rationalize it.”
When asked about affording these maintenance treatments, some of the members of Gen Z had this to say:
● “I probably don’t get my nails done. I think honestly, if you do the math, it’s probably a similar expense as someone who does get their nails done every two weeks”
● “I don’t get my hair done, I don’t get my nails done, lashes or anything like that, so this is pretty much the only routine care that I do every year”
● “Maybe instead of going to the bar one weekend and spending that $100 bar tab, just put that money away and treat yourself to some Botox in a couple of months”
There is also a growing trend of hosting or attending parties at the home of one person as group parties are often able to offer large discounts for the host or the party guests.
Prejuvenation Treatments – Do They Last?
One of the reasons that Gen Z needs to find ongoing ways to fund their prejuvenation treatment is because the results are not permanent. The length of the results provided by Botox and fillers varies per person and some of the factors that go into the length of the results includes the amount of Botox or fillers injected by the medical professional, the type of filler used, and the condition of the skin before the injections were performed on the patient.
The trend of prejuvenation does not look like it will be slowing down in the near future as Gen Z patients keep taking steps to prevent the formation of signs of aging on the face. In addition to being a self-care routine, they also have these treatments to increase their self-confidence, remain youthful looking in the workplace, and make them feel better about the way they look to their family and friends. A little bit of maintenance can go a long way and Gen Z is enjoying the results of being able to maintain a younger look even as they continue to get older than the recognized age range of Gen Z.