What age should you be before considering botox, fillers and other cosmetic treatments?

It is a sad truth that peer pressure and social media often result in inappropriate requests for  cosmetic treatments from young or vulnerable people, and unfortunately from parents who succumb to their children’s requests for temporary enhancements like botox and fillers. Agreeing to these requests may be a short term fix, but often leads to a lifetime of insecurity and a dysmorphic approach to face, food, figure and relationships.

In the best interests of patients, Dr. Denning requests that all patients seeking cosmetic enhancements be at least 21 years of age (and definitely above 18 for consultation). Of course, this does not apply to younger patients with extenuating circumstances, or those scars and injuries who wish to seek advice, preferably with the support of their families.


General Medical Council – Good Medical Practice in Cosmetic procedures document