Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging brows, and jowls are all problems that have historically been associated with aging. Over many, many decades, treatments to rejuvenate the face (and body) have been developed. We are now at a point where men and women can reduce the signs of aging without surgery, if they so choose.
But wait, there’s more!
In the short time that injectable solutions and other non-surgical treatments have been around, they have gained steam quickly, spreading like wildfire through the ranks of adults of all ages. What we are seeing, as a result of this wonderful increase in awareness, is a new trend among younger adults: prejuvenation.
Why wait for a wrinkle to form when you can prevent it?
It is well known that treatments such as Botox, in particular, which relaxes muscle movements around the eyes, forehead, and brows, can be used as a preemptive strike against aging. A 2016 survey from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery confirmed that more people are obtaining wrinkle-reducing treatments at a younger age (under 30) than previous generations. Well, it’s easy to see why, when treatment is so easy!
A key takeaway from the AAFPRS survey is that younger people benefit the most when they implement a balanced approach to prejuvenation. Non-surgical treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers can ward off the lines and wrinkles that stem from facial movements and volume loss. However, these treatments are maximized when patients also develop good sun care and skin care habits.
Sunscreen use remains one of the most advantageous, and easiest, things a person can do to prevent premature aging. SPF is less important than the use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen on a daily basis, not only when there are plans for a day at the pool. The routine use of SPF 30 not only continually supports healthy collagen, which is naturally broken down by UV light, but it also minimizes the risk of developing age spots long before they are expected.
Skin care can extend beyond am and pm washing, toning, and moisturizing. Savvy men and women are also maintaining their skin with treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments.
Is it time to start taking control of your aging process? Call (408) 559-4700 to learn how we can help you.