Signs of aging are rarely a welcome sight on the face, whether you are a woman or a man. The deeply furrowed brow, the smile or frown lines, and the crows’ feet, all of these etched into the face over years of repeatedly expressing concern or deep thought used to be considered “character.” However, today, these expressions may be misinterpreted as anger or fear to those who don’t know you well.

Thus, the case for preventive anti-aging is coming into vogue. Why wait until those lines are so deeply etched into the face that only a dermal-filler can diminish the lines or something more dramatic like a face lift? Many younger people, in their mid-to-late 20’s men and women alike, are electing to begin Botox® treatments as a preventative measure. It is becoming more and more acceptable among plastic surgeons as well as the general population.

It makes sense that with the introduction of Botox® many people in their 40s, 50s and 60s attempted to fix these wrinkles and folds. However, the good news is that today with the ever-increasing acceptance of Botox® as a preventative measure, injections at an earlier age can prevent the signs of aging from happening at all.

The term that has been used lately is “prejuvenation.” You don’t want to begin Botox® treatments before the mid-to-late 20’s. Don’t even consider treatments if you are a teenager. The teen years are too young to begin any type of procedures.

George Bernard Shaw said, “Youth is wasted on the young.” With the preventative measures offered by Botox® and the ability to keep aging at bay, we can turn this saying to the advantage of the mature. Now you can stay pretty and live to advanced years.



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