For some, crow’s feet around your eyes can begin in your early 20s. Other signs of aging may begin around this time as well. Just when you start getting rid of teenage acne, wrinkles and fine lines start waging war against your youthful skin.
While protecting your skin from the sun and taking good care of your skin helps, sometimes wrinkles appear anyway. The last thing you want is to look in the mirror and feel like you look 50 when you’re just 25. Thanks to Botox, a future filled with wrinkles might be avoidable after all.
The Ongoing Battle Against Aging
Your skin changes and ages with every decade. WebMD’s timeline of how your face ages is not only eye-opening, but may make you start looking in the mirror even closer. The first signs of crow’s feet and deeper laugh lines start to become noticeable even in your 20s.
By your 30s, you’re starting to deal with wrinkles between your brows. Your 40s introduce you more fine lines around your mouth. If you’ve stayed out in the sun without protection, you’ll notice even more wrinkles and fine lines, especially as you go into your 50s and beyond.
The battle against aging has been around for centuries, but it’s one we’re closer to winning than ever before. That’s good news for millennials who start stressing about wrinkles and aging in their late 20s. As a side note, all that stress could contribute to more wrinkles and fine lines.
We see women and men of all ages in and around Edmond, OK coming to see our dermatologists at Signature Skin Care. Stopping the signs of aging is one of the most common requests. This is when we see if they’re a good candidate for Botox.
Using Botox to Stop Wrinkles Now
You’ve probably seen commercials for Botox and how it helps reduce the signs of wrinkles. When you already have deep wrinkles and fine lines, Botox works well to smooth them back out and make you look younger.
Of course, this means you already have wrinkles and want to get rid of them. What if you could skip them completely? Instead of just treating what you have, prevent future wrinkles with Botox.
Preventing Future Wrinkles
Preventive Botox is something that’s started fairly recently. According to multiple dermatologists surveyed by Allure Magazine, more women and even men in their 20s and 30s are starting to come in to prevent wrinkles from becoming an issue.
According to those surveyed, the ideal age for preventive treatment starts no earlier than age 25, though most agreed your early 30s is more ideal. This is also part of the reason the number of Botox injections increased by 2% in 2017 to 7.2 million.
A study as early as 2006 shows that Botox is scientifically proven to prevent future wrinkles. The study involved identical twins. One sister had regular injections for 13 years while the other sister was only treated twice over the same time period. By the end of the study, the regularly treated sister had noticeably fewer wrinkles than her twin. This shows preventive Botox isn’t new, but it is gaining in popularity.
Starting a regular treatment routine now, which may only be a few times per year, could be the anti-aging solution you’ve been searching for. Of course, it’s still important to take good care of your skin by doing things, such as:
- Using the right moisturizer for your skin
- Protecting your skin from the sun
- Reducing stress, which may contribute to premature aging
- Getting better sleep
It’s also vital to talk with your dermatologist about creating an effective anti-aging skin routine to prevent wrinkles, dark spots, and other signs of aging. By starting early, even as soon as your mid to late 20s, keeping a youthful appearance might be easier than you ever imagined.
Ready to see if you can prevent wrinkles with Botox? Contact our team at Signature Skin Care today.