The rise in high-tech skin care has made it easier for young women to take charge of their appearances. Pre-juvenation is the early use of anti-aging treatments to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. In Westchester, we’re seeing women in their 20s and 30s embrace pre-juvenation. Nationwide, it’s also a trend: the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery survey from 2017 revealed that 56% of members reported seeing an increase in injectables or cosmetic surgery in patients under 30 last year, with over 80% of treatments being nonsurgical.
So, what does pre-juvenation actually involve? For most women, it includes a serious commitment to skincare, the strategic use of injectable treatments, and laser treatment as needed. Let’s look at each of these elements.
Pre-Juvenation: Skincare for Women Under 30
Protecting your complexion means taking regular action to reduce the impact your active lifestyle may have on your skin. Sun exposure, stress, and environmental pollution can all damage your complexion. Pre-juvenation means using skincare products proactively, protecting your skin while addressing any damage that occurs promptly and completely.
We carry the SkinCeuticals line of medical grade skincare products because we’ve found they offer the best in protection and results to our Westchester area clients. We’d love to meet you for a complimentary consultation to discuss the specific products that will work best for your skin type and concerns. In terms of sun protection, for instance, we recommend Light Moisture UV Defense SPF 50 and Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50. Use your sun protection in conjunction with a Vitamin C serum – we recommend SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum because it brightens the complexion, restores skin tone and is an anti-aging formula all at once – for best results.
Pre-Juvenation: Understanding Injectable Treatments
When we talk about the fine lines and wrinkles that make us look older, a lot of times, we’re talking about lines in the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth. These lines and wrinkles form as a result of the repetitive motions our facial muscles make when we express ourselves. If you watch yourself smile or frown in the mirror, you’ll see where these lines are beginning to form on your face.
Botox, Dysport & Xeomin are all neuromodulators. This means these injectable treatments work by blocking some of the signals from your nerves that tell your facial muscles to go through these types of repetitive motions. You’ll still be able to express yourself naturally – no one should notice any difference in your facial expressions – but the formation of fine lines and wrinkles will be significantly slowed.
Sometimes lines and wrinkles form, and skin tone changes, because there’s a loss of facial volume. In younger women, this is most noticeable in the cheeks and under the eyes. To address this, using a different type of injectable treatment makes sense. In this case, Juvederm and Restylane, both Hyaluronic Acid fillers, are used to restore and maintain a youthful complexion.
Pre-Juvenation: Laser Treatment for Athletes, Active Moms, and Anyone Else Always on the Go
Sun damage is a major concern for women in their twenties and thirties. The key to maintaining a healthy complexion and great looking skin for a long time is to address sun damage as it occurs: it is much better for your skin to treat promptly and effectively.
Signs of sun damage include rough or discolored patches on your skin. You may also experience fine lines and wrinkles with sun damage – this is due to the volume loss triggered by the heat and UV rays of the sun. IPL treatment is the gold standard to address sun damage. You can have IPL treatment in our convenient Westchester County location, without the need for lengthy prep or recovery downtime. It’s a great option for women who look great now and want to maintain their natural glow for years to come.