Parenting 101: Help! My Teen Wants Botox and Other Teen Obsessions
Adults aren’t the only ones that want plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. These days teenagers want it to. Everything from lip fillers to chemical peels are on the minds of young people. How do you navigate this topic with your teenage son or daughter? Keep reading to learn more.
Currently, adolescents account for about 4% of cosmetic procedures in the United States. In the United States, there is no law preventing teenagers from receiving cosmetic surgery. With parental consent a teenager can undergo treatment and receive cosmetic services. Many teenagers today are seeking one form of cosmetic surgery or another. According to a report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons about 229,000 procedures were performed on patients aged 13 to 19 in 2017. Teens are interested in a variety of not only plastic surgery but other advanced cosmetic procedures as well.
What Procedures are Popular
Popular trends among teens include: Lip filler to plump lips and add volume for lips to appear fuller. Nose surgery aka rhinoplasty to reshape, eliminate a hump, or reshape the nose’s tip. And male breast reduction known medically as gynecomastia, this is a condition where breast tissues form in males due to hormonal changes during puberty. Advanced chemical peels to address acne and other skin concerns are also popular.
The Parents Role
Parents play an important role in guiding the conversation with their teen about advanced cosmetics treatments and plastic surgery. Social media has played a major role in teen interest in cosmetic surgery. Discuss cosmetic and any advance procedure your child is interested in at home. Find out their goals, and assess if your teen even has the maturity to understand the risk and implications linked to the procedure, they are interested in. If your child is interested in a chemical peel for example but is not yet engaged in a complete skin care routine guide a conversation with them to help them to understand the progressive nature of taking care of their skin. Teens live in a fast world today, sometimes we have to slow them down. Get them started on the YELLE Essential Kit and then introduce them to the customized serum that is right for them. Its also a good idea to get your pediatrician or health provider involved in the conversation to help educate your teen and help them to feel responsible for their health. Most importantly try not to dismantle your teens desires, often times when youth are trying to change something about themselves there may be an emotion tied to their feelings. Try to get to the bottom of it. Find out if their acne is getting in the way of their self-esteem for example. Talk with your teen about this topic and come to a healthy place around it.
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