In your 20s: Think prejuvenation
Prejuvenation refers to slowing aging before it sets in. The facial muscles that cause wrinkles can be trained to move less, preventing wrinkles from etching their way into the skin. Most aging prevention is in skin protection, skincare and collagen induction treatments but 72 percent of the industry saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectables in patients under age 30. This is a significant increase while injectables are increasing in popularity, many young patient procedures went for rhinoplasty or nose jobs.
In your 30s: Smooth fine lines
Your thirties are often marked by many personal and career milestones and it can be the decade you first start to see fine lines developing between your brows. Regularly receiving neuromodulator injections every 3 to 6 months will help slow the development of those pesky 11’s, softening them and preventing them from getting deeper.
“Injectables are the most impactful treatment when you have little to no downtime in your schedule. When performed by an experienced injector, the results can be subtle but transformative,” “The best part about injections is that they are safe and appropriate any time of year.”
In your 40s: Curtail crow’s feet
When in your 40s, for many, this means the appearance of crows’ feet around the eyes. People seek out cosmetic procedures to stay competitive in the workforce and to look as young as they feel. But a natural-looking outcome is paramount for patients, with 41 percent stating a fear of looking unnatural as their top concern when considering cosmetic enhancements.
There is one major warning. Avoid discounted daily deals and being treated by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. “When it comes to any facial cosmetic procedure, including injections, always trust your face to a qualified and experienced medical practitioner who has additional training in cosmetic procedures,” says Dr. Langsdon.