Ask Oprah's All Stars - 20 Questions for 20 Somethings
Dr. Oz, are you ever too young to use Botox?
Dr. Oz: You can't make much of a difference with your wrinkles when you're 20, 25 or even 30 years of age because your skin is so flexible that it's gonna be able to bend back no matter how much you frowned or growled or anything else in life, so I think you're wasting your money to get Botox, and fillers.
Most of those things before the age of 30, most plastic surgeons, dermatologists won't want to do it...Some people get the beginnings of wrinkles but you're not gonna really impact them cause your skin is still flexible. When you get past the age of 30 depending on how you treated it, it becomes more like cardboard so it starts to leave creases in it.
I have a problem if someone is 20 years old and they're wanting to do things to them self to change. It is premature to do that. I'm not sure if it ever makes sense to do some of those things. But I certainly wouldn't think someone in their 20's should be doing that just because they're trying to capture the look of the day. Cause it's gonna change.
The issue is at what point is it worth even thinking about it, but before the age of 30 or 40 that should not be on your radar screen. There are bigger things, bigger places for you to grow and worrying about something that's going on just inside of your eyes or underneath your nose.
Published on November 11, 2011