What does prejuvenation mean?
Many people are familiar with preventative health care when it comes to medicine. Go to your doctor every year – get a physical, have your annual cancer screenings. We’re just taking that concept and applying it to aesthetics. If we do some things when were younger we can look better when we’re older.
When should you start prejuvenation?
Start including prejuvenation skin treatments in your 20s and 30s – when the first signs of aging start.
What are the three things you recommend for prejuvenation?
- A retinol – it’s very important to help stimulate collagen.
- An anti-oxidant – counteracts the environmental stressors that we have from smoke and pollution.
- A good moisturizer – use on a daily basis with at least 30 SPF
Should I do Botox or injectables as part of my prejuvenation treatment?
You can, because you’ll need smaller does of neuromodulators, commonly known as Botox, to ward off wrinkles. Botulinum toxins relax the muscles of facial expressions. When we raise our eyebrows or furrow our brow, we see those lines. As we get older, if we don’t treat these facial lines, those lines can set in and they can become static lines – we see them on her face all the time.
Are dermal fillers a good idea to keep your face shape?
Yes. As we age, our face typically loses volume. So we’ll see it in the cheeks or in our jawline, and that can create some sagging and some deep wrinkles. And that usually starts in our 30s. If we use filler to replenish that volume, we can lessen those wrinkles and also has the added benefit of stimulating your own collagen for long term results.