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At What Age Should I Start Injectables?

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Injectables are not only a popular way to diminish the visible signs of aging, they’re able to help you prevent them.  That’s a very enticing proposition in an age of 24/7 media, replete with images of the seamless faces of celebrities.

While we believe injectables are a highly valuable aesthetic strategy against aging, we also understand that those under the age of 20 should probably wait before getting started.  Very young people have a tendency to jump on trends and while that’s to be expected, starting injectables at a very young age is a little overzealous.

Everyone ages somewhat differently.  Factors like skin type, genetics, stress and the environment you live in can all contribute to the quality of your skin.  So, it’s safe to say there’s no lucky number when it comes to injectables.

The Zen of injectables.

You take your car in at intervals to have it serviced and checked for any mechanical problems.  You don’t wait until you turn the key in the ignition and it doesn’t start.  You manage the resource.  The same is true of your face.

Taking care of yourself to ensure that you put your best face forward is a proactive strategy.  Those of you who are considering injectables are probably already practicing all the face-saving behaviors of image-conscious people.

Drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, exercise and targeted vitamin supplements are all part of your regime.  Keep doing that.

But sometimes, you need a little extra support.  Here’s what to be conscious of when you’re contemplating injectables like Juvederm, or Botox.

The notorious “11”.

Because we all look at ourselves in the mirror every day, the image is familiar.  Small signs of aging may go unnoticed.

A good rule of thumb is to look at your face while it’s in a neutral position.  Are you seeing “11” lines between your eyes (caused by frowning)?  If you’re not happy with that, you may want to consider an injectable to address it.

But you can also prevent the notorious “11” from forming.  Our guests tend to start coming to us in their mid-20s to stop things like frown lines setting in.  Because Botox, for example, limits the range of motion of facial muscles, you can nip the phenomenon in the bud with a preventative injectables strategy.

Filling in lines.

Our skin (generally, but mileage may vary) starts losing elasticity in our mid to late 20s.  In terms of dermal fillers, this is a good time to start using them.  By starting at the age when general changes begin to occur, you’re taking a proactive step, which means less product is demanded than if you were to wait until your 40s or 50s to start.

Aging gracefully is part of what injectables can do for you.  By maintaining a fresher appearance over time, the aging process becomes less jarring.  Many of our guests choose this anti-aging strategy for that very reason.

At Ethos Spa, we’re committed to helping you reach your beauty goals.  Contact us about our suite of injectables.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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