Everyone wants to look better.
Very simply, when we look better we feel better.
While I wrote a book called “It’s Not Just About Wrinkles” to point out the importance of facial skin color and texture… wrinkles of course do count and thankfully, for those of you who want to do something about them, there are many effective in-office treatments. But a question I usually get is, “am I too young?” I’ll answer that question and also tell you the average ages of people who undergo these treatments.
The short answer to the question is… it’s time to start with wrinkle treatments… when you need them… it’s not according to your age. Of course, I wouldn’t recommend botox or filler for a 12 year old, but you also won’t have wrinkles at that age either.
Now once I answer their first age question, the next one usually is, “well, how old are your other patients who have these treatments?”
The best way to answer that question is to share with you the results of a recently released survey that polled cosmetic dermatologists in the U.S. about the ages of their patients who underwent filler and botox treatments. This poll was done by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Lets start with filler injections: and you'll see, the fillers include Juvaderm, Restylane, Sculptra, Belotero and Radiesse.
[chart,,,sex, decades and slope]
Now let's look at wrinkle relaxers like botox and disport…
[chart ..sex, decades and look what happens to the slope…]
The bottom line is that people start doing these treatments commonly after the age of 30, and when you decide you need them, then you need them. Just keep in mind that if you decide to have treatments, make sure they're done by a qualified cosmetic dermatologist.