Beauty Poll. How Young is Too Young for Botox and Other Cosmetic Procedures?

July 21, 2010 • Beauty


In capacities greater than others, it would be fair to say that we all love anti-aging mechanisms in one form or the other – and are naturally curious of the magical results of various cosmetic procedures. However, when barely-there teens start to indulge in beauty regimens that are rightfully reserved for adults and their out-of-pocket co-pays, wouldn’t you agree that those practices are taking cosmetic rituals to entirely new heights?

In a recent controversy, 18-year-old Filipino pop star, Charice, received Botox to aid in appearing "fresher" on camera. A wrinkle-reducing toxin was injected for a 'frozen in time' appearance in preparation for an upcoming stint on Glee.


In a recent interview with UsMagazine, however, Charice's rep denied that Botox was used for cosmetic purposes, rather "to relieve a jaw problem similar to TMJ." According to reports on 'Fashionista', "Botox is used to treat TMJ which sounds like what is being described–that is a medical use, not a cosmetic use of Botox and may be appropriate in younger age groups," says Heidi A. Waldorf, M.D., Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC. There is no question that Botox is a legitimate medical treatment; however, the fine line of adulthood vs. pre-teen still needs to be addressed (18th birthday with icing or not).

I can't help but question what's next? Will Viagra be accessible for teenage athletes?

What's your opinion? Do you believe Botox or any other traditional cosmetic procedures should bare an age limit?

– Nicole L. Townsend

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