Numerous studies indicate that Botox use among women in their 20’s is on the rise, as more and more people turn to the injectable as a way not just to turn back the clock, but to stop it.

“It’s been clearly shown for a long time that frown lines, forehead furrows and crows’ feet are due to repetitive folding of skin from normal expressions,” Dr. Kenneth Arndt recently told The Today Show. “If you slow down the use of these muscles beginning early in adult life, the lines never develop.”

Arndt says that instead of fixing a problem once it’s already surfaced, you can keep it from ever showing up.

The trend doesn’t appear to be going away. ABC News reports that the number of women in their 20’s pursuing Botox treatments increased 10 percent between 2011 and 2012, with 100,000 of them getting injections that year alone.

The treatments can be particularly beneficial for young women who have had considerable natural sun damage, who regularly visited tanning beds or who smoke or used to smoke. Some people also just develop signs of aging sooner than others, and these individuals may want to consider preventative Botox treatments to avoid deep wrinkling down the road.

Are you a woman in your 20’s or 30’s who is already starting to see the early signs of fine lines and wrinkles? If you are unhappy with the way you look but are not yet ready to explore surgical options, consider anti-aging skin procedures such as Botox and chemical peels. These cosmetic treatments can make you look years younger. If you’re interested in learning more about getting Botox in Nashville, contact the Lett Center for a consultation.