Is it too soon to worry about skin aging in your early twenties? Will the ship already have sailed if you start taking care of your skin in your mid-thirties?
There are two kinds of skin anti-aging approaches; a timely, proactive one and a post-damage, belated approach. You can guess which one is more effective. We recommend skin care be viewed as a long, slow run and not a short, quick sprint.
That said, taking care of your skin in your early twenties means you decelerate aging by taking all possible precautions for retaining your youthfulness. Wrinkles, puffiness and loss of volume are telltale signs of skin care negligence; smoking, sun exposure, not using anti-aging products, all of these behaviors can fast-track the appearance of skin aging.
Until the fountain of Youth is discovered, we need to make do with everything science already provides. And yes, it may sound a bit too early to care about how you’ll look at 45 when you’re only 22, new clinical studies suggest, the earlier the better.
Aging Prevention is in your hands
Although the appearance of skin aging cannot be put to a halt, it can be delayed — scientists are working on it as we speak. MD Heather Hamilton and Kenneth Arndt explored how early cosmetic intervention can postpone the signs of aging on your face. Their study involved two identical twins, one of which was receiving botox injections regularly from age 25 and the other had two injections in 7 years.
At age 38, the twin frequently treated with botox had significantly less lines in the forehead and glabella (area between nose and forehead) regions than the twin that had fewer botox injections over the years. This study confirms that early intervention can substantially thwart the hands of time.
If the facial muscles that overwork to express our feelings and thoughts are controlled through interventions like botox, then lines will form much later in life and in considerably less severe form. So, when it comes to what age you should start caring for your skin, there’s really no such thing as too early.
Using dermal fillers to prevent lines from etching in not only smoothes away your skin but also stimulates new collagen production. This sustains your skin’s plumpness and vivacity for much longer. In other words, early intervention turns skin into your ally, your skin regenerates to protect itself from aging.
Act now, enjoy eternally
Women that act proactively seem to require less invasive cosmetic treatments as they grow older. Reviewing previous studies on derma fillers, Hamilton and Kenneth observe that the more dermal fillers are used, the more infrequently these are needed in follow-ups. Speculations are also entertained that early intervention makes cosmetic procedures later in life redundant.
So to answer your question, the present moment is always a good place to start. Start taking care of your skin today! Call Riva Aesthetic Dermatology today at 704-896-8837 for advice on how to start caring for your skin.