As skin rejuvenation treatments become more and more effective, women and men of all ages are realizing that they’re not just good for reversing the signs of aging, but also for preventing them. “Prejuvenation” is a growing trend, pushed by millennials who are committed to looking their best at every age, both in person and on social media.
At ArmstrongMD, we’ve noticed a surge in customers in their 20s asking for Botox to either stop early forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet from progressing or to prevent them from forming in the first place. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons also noted a 28% increase from 2010-2017 in women and men in their twenties requesting Botox.
Your future is around you
If you’re wondering if you should jump on the prejuvenation bandwagon, there are two places you should look: your mirror and your blood relatives. If your parents, aunts, uncles, or siblings have deep, engraved lines on their foreheads or eyes, chances are you will, too. And if you notice faint squint lines or forehead furrows when you look in the mirror today, they’ll only deepen with time.
Our physicians at ArmstrongMD are expert injectors, trained in understanding facial anatomy as well as the effects of Botox as a neuromodulator and wrinkle preventer. Using a light touch for prejuvenation, they quiet down the muscles that form the kinds of lines that you’re trying to avoid, including:
- Frown lines
- Forehead furrows
- Bunny lines on your nose
- Crow’s feet around your eyes
How Botox keeps your face line free
Botox is made of a highly purified form of botulinum toxin A, which blocks the nerve signals to your facial muscles that tell them to contract. Once the signals stop, the muscles relax and your skin smooths out.
Your ArmstrongMD expert administers just enough Botox to keep your muscles from creating strong expressions that cause wrinkles. However, you’ll still be able to express yourself normally so that you always look natural, attractive, and selfie-ready.
When your muscles move less, they gradually lose a little bit of their strength. Typically, women and men who use Botox need less of it as time goes on, because their muscles don’t contract as fully as they did before treatment.
Part of your beauty routine
Botox injections in the forehead and eye area lasts about three to four months. At that time, you need a touch-up to keep your skin smooth. We can book your appointments in advance, so you’ll always know when it’s time for a new treatment.
Botox quickly becomes part of your normal beauty maintenance routine, similar to a getting a monthly haircut or a manicure. Seeing your dermatologist regularly also lets you stay ahead of other skin issues, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, and dull skin.
Build a base with Botox
While Botox may be your first step toward prejuvenation, you may also want to add other therapies that increase the health of your skin so that it looks as good as possible for as long as possible. We can add in regular chemical peels to stimulate your skin to renew itself, giving you a bright and healthy look all year round. Other options include medical-grade skin care that’s custom-designed to resolve your skin issues and sunscreens that stop UVA and UVB rays from damaging your skin. If you already have deeper wrinkles, or develop lines around your mouth or nose, your dermatologist may recommend resolving them with dermal fillers, such as JuvédermⓇ.
To get ahead of aging, contact us at ArmstrongMD. You can book your appointment online, or call our office in Orange County, California.