With the ongoing focus on look and aging, it’s not surprising that more teens are asking about Botox. Yes, they also want to tan, but they don’t want to look like they’re 60 at 30 or 40. For some, it’s more practical. Parents understandably have worries about medications and injections at such a young age. With so many patients starting in their 20’s, though, the debate rages on. When is it appropriate? Is Botox safe enough for teens? Some parents don’t hesitate to start in children as young as eight. They face heavy criticism, though. Just like adults, insurance companies won’t cover most Botox injections for kids. This also applies to HSAs. You have to try other treatments before they’ll consider it. Depending on what options you’re pursuing, you might need to try several different treatments. Some doctors and insurance companies are understandably more apprehensive about using Botox on kids. Still, the numbers are on the rise. Many parents are taking advantage of medical tax deductions to do it. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost 12,000 teens between the ages of 13 and 19 saw a doctor for Botox injections. Some covered part of the cost with medical tax deductions in Long Island. Others paid the entire amount on their own.