Leading an active lifestyle with a healthy diet is one of the keys to looking young for years to come. Yet many patients in their 20s are also turning to preventative cosmetic treatments to help them maintain and preserve their looks. This is the world of pre-juvenation, which Dr. Paul G. Pin mentioned in a previous blog post.
The team at our Dallas, TX plastic surgery center would like to go into a bit more detail about the pre-juvenation trend. We’ll then discuss the benefits of using skin care treatments such as dermal fillers, BOTOX® injections, and other kinds of cosmetic injectables.
What Is Pre-juvenation?
Pre-juvenation refers to the use of various non-surgical cosmetic skin care procedures at an early age to prevent the onset of wrinkles, lines, and imperfections that affect your skin.
The term stems partly from recent statistics by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The AAFPRS found that more people under the age of 30 have sought non-surgical cosmetic skin care procedures in much higher numbers than expected.
Why Pre-juvenation Is So Popular
Some speculate the selfie culture and the need for a strong social media presence are major factors that have boosted the popularity of pre-juvenation treatments. With younger people born into the world of Instagram, YouTube videos, and influencer culture, the need to look their best and maintain a youthful appearance has become more important.
This trend may continue as we become more interconnected through various social media networks.
The Benefits of Pre-juvenation
Pre-juvenation procedures have a number of important benefits worth considering:
- No visible scarring
- Lack of downtime
- More affordable than cosmetic surgery
- Results can be repeated every few months
- Natural outcomes bring out your own beauty
BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections
BOTOX® injections are the most popular pre-juvenation procedure by far. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recorded more than 7.4 million BOTOX® injections performed in 2018, which is up from 7.2 million BOTOX® injections in 2017.
BOTOX® injections will prevent muscle contractions in the injection site. This prevents the formation of dynamic wrinkles such as frown lines, which are caused by making certain facial expressions. By using BOTOX® injections as a means of pre-juvenation, patients can greatly delay the formation and reduce the prominence of dynamic wrinkles.
Dermal Filler Injections
Also known as soft tissue fillers, dermal fillers are another popular cosmetic injectable for pre-juvenation. These kinds of injections add volume to hollow or thin parts of the face. Dermal fillers can be used to fill in acne scars, enhance the appearance of the lips and cheekbones, and reduce the prominence of unwanted wrinkles and lines.
There are numerous kinds of dermal fillers available to meet the needs of the patient. Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® are among the most popular fillers, and able to address all sorts of aesthetic goals that patients may have.
Light Therapy and Skin Resurfacing
While cosmetic injections are the most popular kinds of pre-juvenation procedures, other popular options for preventative cosmetic care include laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, facials, and chemical peels. These are all excellent options to target blemishes, improve the texture and pigment of your skin, and promote the growth of healthier and more supple skin following treatment.
Learn More about Cosmetic Pre-juvenation
If you would like to learn more about non-surgical rejuvenation techniques that can prevent premature signs of aging, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic surgeon and skin care specialist.