The judgmental “did she or didn’t she” whispers still travel through PTA meetings and church luncheons when middle-aged women show up looking flawless, but cosmetic treatments aren’t limited to soccer moms and aging socialites anymore. Whether you want to use the #NoFilter hashtag for your selfies without lying, impress your Tinder fling, or corral enough confidence to pursue a professional position, pre-rejuvenation treatments can deliver the results you crave. Here are three anti-aging trends Millennials have embraced.
You can find visible evidence of your stress in the form of deep creases on your forehead or lines near the part of your mouth where you scowl. Or maybe have wrinkles from too many beachside tanning sessions or late-night laughfests with your BFF. These wrinkles may appear around your eyes or the corners of your mouth. Wrinkles may also appear as a result of genetics, poor dietary habits, or lack of sleep. Luckily, BOTOX helps treat the visible effects of everything we’ve just mentioned.
Botulinum toxin type A is a nonsurgical wrinkle remedy that works by freezing or relaxing some of the muscles in your face. That might sound scary, but it’s generally safe to use BOTOX on wrinkles, especially when you receive injections from a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Results appear in as little as five days and last for up to six months. More than 100,000 adults between the ages of 20 to 29 receive BOTOX treatments each year, and that number skyrockets to 1.3 million for adults age 30 to 39.
As you age, your skin loses some of its elasticity and volume. You may also notice that the circles underneath your eyes become darker and deeper. These changes happen naturally over time, but some Millennials unknowingly accelerate them by binge drinking, smoking cigarettes, or eating too much junk food. Rapid weight gain or weight loss can also affect the appearance of your skin.
Some of these issues can be resolved with BOTOX, but serious signs of aging require help from dermal fillers. You can use a dermal filler on its own or pair it with BOTOX for twice the skin-smoothing action. Dermal fillers are also popular with Millennials who want to add volume to their cheeks, chin, or lips.
Some dermal fillers stimulate the production of collagen, while others fill wrinkles with substances (for example, hyaluronic acid) already produced in your body. Radiesse and Sculptra fall into the first category, while Restylane and Juvederm are examples of the second.
Most dermal fillers aren’t permanent, but they often last longer than BOTOX. You can expect your treatment to last anywhere from six months to two years depending on the condition of your skin and the dermal filler you choose.
We’ve talked a lot about wrinkles, but they aren’t they only skin-related concern millennials face. If you have age spots, facial scars, or acne marks, consider laser skin resurfacing.
Laser skin resurfacing is a noninvasive procedure that gently removes the first layer of skin from your face. This skin begins to peel after about a week, revealing a new layer of youthful skin after the healing process.
IPL photorejuvenation is another option for facial imperfections. This may be the right treatment for you if people constantly assume you’re embarrassed due to flushed skin or if you’re embarrassed by acne scars. IPL photorejuvenation also treats broken capillaries, large pores, and hyperpigmentation.
There are other types of laser treatment for skin, including Pixel RF and laser hair removal. Our friendly, educated team can help you decide which one is right for you. You don’t have to wait until wrinkles, blemishes, or sunspots become severe to seek treatment. Schedule a consultation with one of our trusted experts to learn how pre-rejuvenation treatments can stop aging before it starts.