Is 16 too Young to Get Botox to Slim the Jawline?
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Botox for 16 year olds.
Most likely, the answer is yes that 16 is too Young to Get Botox to Slim the Jawline. To confirm, consult in person with 3 - 4 experienced and expert injectors. Do not consider unless it is the majority opinion of these experts that you are a candidate.
Botox at 18
Generally speaking, I would consider 16 too young to get botulinum toxin to thin the jaw line.
Botox to Slim the Jawline
Most likely YES!. But you should seek in person evaluations with boarded doctors who do Botox frequently. Also in the State of Florida you will need parental approval.
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Botox for a sixteen year old is questionable
There may be exceptional reasons that after thorough discussion with you and your parents or legal guardian, that a doctor might agree to treat you, but sixteen is rather young to undergo such treatment.
In properly selected patient, Botox can be used at 16 years old
I would also encourage that you wait until you've fully developed emotionally and physically. You shouldn't hesitate to meet with a facial plastic surgeon to obtain further information about Botox but worrying about slimming your jawline is something you should defer. You have plenty of other, more important things to be concerned about at 16 years old! Best wishes.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Botox at age 16
Botox can slims the jawline in 2 ways: it can temporarily reduce the size of the masseter muscle and also reduce the size of the parotid glands. At age 16 your face may still be developing to some degree and I would encourage you to defer this treatment for at least a few years.
Botox to slim jawline
My answer is yes. This is technically a decision you will have to make with your parents and an injecting physician.
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