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 skin treatments if you’re looking for ways to update your skincare regimen and keep your skin looking and feeling youthful and radiant.
BOTOX® Cosmetic & RHA Fillers
Preventative BOTOX® Cosmetic, 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® Cosmetic 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® Cosmetic earlier in life can effectively reduce lines and wrinkles in the future, even after the initial short-term results have faded away.
Lip fillers continue to be one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country and will likely remain a trend. However, there is a new lip treatment that’s getting notice: the lip flip. Instead of using filler products, the lip flip uses carefully placed BOTOX® Cosmetic into the Cupid’s bow and corners of your lips. This technique causes your upper lip to “flip” upward and outward ever so slightly, creating a fuller, yet ultra-natural looking pout.
The RHA® Collection of fillers is the first of its kind to be FDA approved to treat dynamic facial wrinkles, setting them apart from traditional hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers that smooth away static lines and wrinkles. RHA fillers may also last longer than some traditional HA fillers, averaging a longevity of 15 months compared to the six to 18 month lifespan of many other HA filler brands.
BBL Laser Treatments, Facials, Microdermabrasion, and Peels
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 three to six sessions, can correct dark spots, redness, broken blood vessels, wrinkles, and dull or uneven skin tone and texture.
The name of the skincare game in your 20s and 30s is simplified. To help your skin embrace a simplified routine, let in-office treatments like facials and peels do the heavy lifting to give your skin a healthy, radiant glow so you can maintain an effortless look.
HydraFacial® is among the most popular facials, thanks to its impressive three-step process that cleanses, exfoliates, and protects your skin—all within a single 30-minute session. Peels don’t take much longer (usually around 90 minutes) and can treat a wide variety of skin concerns, from lines and wrinkles to acne scars and dark spots.
Exfoliating your skin through microdermabrasion treatments not only makes your skin brighter and smoother right now, but it can also make other treatments and skincare products more effective by helping them reach the deeper layer of your skin better.
While at-home microdermabrasion devices are available, improper use can worsen existing skin concerns. It is important to always work with a trained, experienced professional when seeking microdermabrasion treatments. BBL, facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and peels are great ways to slow the natural aging process and keep your skin looking luminous, young, and beautiful.
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. Wearing sunscreen and taking of your skin now will be a huge benefit later in life when all of your friends and family are asking how your skin looks so good!
Cellulite Treatments & Body Sculpting
It wasn’t that long ago that cellulite was the elusive skincare woe that just couldn’t be treated very effectively at all. Enter 2022, and there are now several safe and effective cellulite treatments available that can smooth away those lumps and bumps without surgery or downtime.
QWO® is the first FDA-approved injectable cellulite treatment for your booty. QWO® is believed to work by breaking down the tight bands of connective tissue that pull downward on fat cells, creating the characteristic “orange peel” bumps of cellulite on the surface. And the best part is in just two to three treatments, you can be beach body ready, no surgery required.
Sculptra® is working on wrapping up a clinical trial as we speak for its own injectable cellulite treatment, so be on the lookout for even more options as soon as this year.
Non-surgical body contouring devices like EMSCULPT NEO® continue taking over the cosmetic treatment scene. EMSCULPT NEO® is unique in that it can help your body build muscle and burn fat at the same time—all without lifting a thing. Devices like EMSCULPT NEO® can help you fine-tune your results from your daily workouts and take your beach body to the next level.
All of these preventative treatments can help you and your aesthetic in the long run. Hydrating, exercising, wearing sunscreen, and just taking care of your body in general allows you to achieve a body to proud of and one that will stand the test of time!
For more information about our preventative aging treatments at Sanctuary Medical Center, please call our office at 561-234-4026 or fill out our online contact form.