According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons neurotoxin usage among patients in their 20’s has increased by 28% since 2010. Wrinkle prevention is the main reason younger patients in their 20s and 30s want to treat with Botox or Dysport. The majority of wrinkles on the face are the result of repeated, expressive facial movements. If you see a faint line from a furrowed brow or crow’s feet that is a future wrinkle. Botox or Dysport temporarily limits those expressions to prevent wrinkles. Left untreated, these lines can get deeper and more etched in as we age. In fact, treating the areas early may mean you won’t need as much treatment later. Youthful faces, however, should move and facial expressions/movement is not what ages us. Lines etched into a face that is not moving does.
Therefore, for younger patients lower doses of the neurotoxin to specific areas may work better for a more natural appearance. A good skincare regimen can also work well to keep skin looking young and fresh. Daily sun protection is a must. Frequent exfoliation, as well as regular chemical peels and laser treatments, can also help keep skin looking youthful.