As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and that sentiment certainly rings true when it comes to caring for your skin. Though there are plenty of amazing anti-aging treatments available, it is easier to take steps in your 20s and 30s to help prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging before they show up in the first place. 

 

Consider these four skin treatments if you’re looking for ways to update your skincare regimen and keep your skin looking and feeling youthful and radiant.

 

1. BOTOX

 

Preventative BOTOX, also called “baby BOTOX” or “barely-there BOTOX,” is a growing trend among those in their mid-20s and 30s. Preventative BOTOX involves a smaller amount of BOTOX than what would be used in a traditional treatment and is aimed at helping to prevent fine lines from turning into deeper wrinkles and creases in the future. A famous twin study found that starting BOTOX earlier in life can effectively reduce lines and wrinkles in the future, even after the initial short-term results have faded away.

 

2. BBL Laser Treatments

 

Sun exposure is the leading cause of skin aging and can cause premature lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. In addition to wearing daily sunscreen and avoiding tanning beds, getting a once-a-year broadband light (BBL) treatment can help to curb sun damage. 

 

BBL treatments work by directing intense pulsed light (IPL) to the treatment area to promote collagen production. This gentle treatment, usually provided in a series of 3 to 6 sessions, can correct dark spots, redness, broken blood vessels, wrinkles, and dull or uneven skin tone and texture.

 

3. Microdermabrasion

 

Exfoliating your skin through microdermabrasion treatments not only makes your skin brighter and smoother right now, but can also make other treatments and skincare products more effective by helping them reach the deeper layer of your skin better.

 

Always work with a trained, experienced professional, however, when seeking microdermabrasion treatments. While at-home microdermabrasion devices are available, improper use can worsen existing skin concerns.

 

4. Customized Skincare Routine

 

Starting a consistent customized skincare routine now can yield remarkable long-term results in the future. The first step to developing the best preventative skincare regimen for you is to consult a board-certified dermatologist or other skincare professional to assess your skin’s unique type and needs. Then, your skincare professional can make skincare recommendations that are personalized to fit your skin’s needs. 

 

If you don’t already have a dermatologist, give our Boca Raton office a call at 561-462-0377 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our renowned skincare professionals to discuss your skincare needs and goals.