Not everyone ages at the same rate. Some of us begin to show signs of aging sooner than others. So when it comes to anti-aging treatments, there really is no predefined age to start taking care of your skin. Just a few years ago the main option for rejuvenation procedures was the surgical facelift. At the time it seemed that only older women were opting for invasive procedures like the facelift. Today, with the rapid rise of non-surgical rejuvenation treatments such as Botox, Dermal fillers, IPL and Ultherapy we are seeing many more people considering anti-aging treatments well before they reach their 50s or 60s.
When it comes down to it, the right time to consider getting rejuvenation treatments is when an area of your face or body bothers you enough that you feel something needs to be done about it. At the same time, whatever treatment you are considering needs to be one that can realistically be performed. One thing to consider: because younger skin is firmer and less loose, you’ll probably get a better result if you don’t wait.
There’s plenty of good reasons to start getting rejuvenation procedures sooner rather than later. Skin tightening procedures, either surgical or non-surgical at a younger age (Late 30′s or 40′s) gives you a more natural appearance, and the results may even last longer.
Another advantage of starting these treatments early is that smaller ‘maintenance’ procedures such as Botox Injections or Dermal Fillers can be performed as needed. These smaller maintenance treatments work very well when used in combination with Ultherapy or other face lifting procedures and are associated with less downtime and overall cost savings when compared to surgical facelifts. Although the results may not be as drastic as a surgical facelift, they appear more natural and not as obvious to others that you have had work done.
Products such as BOTOX®, Ultherapy, and Dermal Fillers (Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, etc.) have allowed both women and men to begin the process of facial rejuvenation at a much earlier age using non-surgical methods that are less invasive, safe, and effective. Many of the newer treatments are components of the body’s natural connective tissue matrix, and not only reduce existing wrinkles but may also prevent the formation of new ones. With effects lasting up to one year for some, look for the continued rise in non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures in patients starting from their late 30′s to early 40′s.
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