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Tweens and Teens Getting Botox

Wrinkle in Time: Would You Let Your Daughter Get Botox?

Girls just wanna grow up and look young! Tweens and teens are getting Botox? According to a recent report, though the FDA has approved the drug for people age 18 to 65, some plastic surgeons are willing to use it on those underage. It said:

Looking at these numbers again, Ashton points out that Botox is "tremendously popular when you look at how it breaks down — 0.2 percent of those who had Botox were actually in the 13 to 19-year-old age group — obviously, outside the FDA indication."

Concerned with their daughters' body image, some moms pay for their girls to attend weight-loss camps, get a nose job, or have their boobs done. Is Botox any different — especially if mom already gets it?

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Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 5 years
No way. I'm concerned about my daughter's body image (even now, at three!) but I try to teach her to think of her body and herself in a healthy way. I make sure she gets plenty of time outside, we walk the dog together twice a day, I don't make self-deprecating comments about my face or my body when she's around, and I show her how important it is to DO things rather than just look good. A school-age or teenage girl does not need botox; she needs to focus on something other than how she looks.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 5 years
I voted no... since when do 13 year-olds have wrinkles!?!??
starbucks2 starbucks2 5 years
I feel bad for little girls whose parents don't know what parenting means...You say no when they want a tattoo and 13 and you say no when they want a boob job at 15.... This is just ridiculous. If my daughter felt like she needed botox injections to feel better about herself, I wouldn't take her to the surgeon but talk to her and find out what the real problem is. We would work on her self-esteem.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 5 years
While I do not have children at this point in time, my answer to the question is a giant "No." I am against botox for anyone, regardless of age however especially against those under 18 receiving the injections and alterations. The teenaged years tend to be awkward for some and facial features have not fully come into their own, there are still adjustments taking place naturally. Add in self-esteem and hormones and the mindset is not in the right place have these cosmetic procedures. The fact the parents are okaying this practice and not teaching the children otherwise, is the more disturbing aspect of the story. The only botox injection for a teenager that I would understand, is for helping those who suffer from extreme sweating where it actually effects your daily life, 24/7 and all alternative options have failed. In that case, I see why it would be used. (I still severely dislike where the product stems from.)
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