Is 16 too Young to Get Botox to Slim the Jawline?

Doctor Answers 8

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. 



West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Botox at 18

Generally speaking, I would consider 16 too young to get botulinum toxin to thin the jaw line.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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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. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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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.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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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

Stephen Weber, MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 129 reviews

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.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

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.

Purvisha Patel, MD
Germantown Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Botox and jawline

16 is a bit young to use botox to slim the jawline.  Of course an exam would be necessary. Sometimes it is bone rather than hypertrophied muscle that gives the appearance of a wide jaw.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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