Although it can be hard for us to accept at times, every single one of us realizes that sooner or later, we are going to start to see the signs of aging on our face. Some people, thanks to good genetics and a good system of personal skincare, are able to delay the telltale signs of aging a lot longer than others. Other people, because of poor genetics and extreme sun exposure, start to display that hollow appearance and skin wrinkling that is associated with aging.
There was a time when a person had no options when it came to dealing with aging. Now, there are many cosmetic treatments available that people can use to combat aging. For many people, the question is, when should they start wrinkle treatment?
There is no hard and fast rule. Really, you should start treatment for wrinkles when you feel that the appearance of your face is having a detrimental effect on you. If you look at yourself in the mirror and you don’t like what you see, then now is the time for you to make a change. Interestingly, cosmetic surgeons are seeing patients who are coming in for wrinkle treatments who are in their late forties and early fifties. This is different from what they were seeing a few decades ago. Cosmetic surgeons say that 20 or 30 years ago, the average age of a facelift patient was 60 and up. So this means that people are taking action sooner to address wrinkles.
There are a lot of benefits to addressing facial wrinkles early. The younger you are when you address your facial wrinkles, the better your results will be. The younger you are, the more elastic and healthier your skin is. This means that your skin will respond better to any wrinkle treatment you use.
There is something to be said for maintaining the quality of your life as long as you possibly can. Think about this, if you are in your late forties or early fifties, you are still in the middle of your professional life. You still have a few decades of work ahead of you. If you are single, you are at an age when you are still dating and meeting new people. During this phase of your life, you want to look your best. Looking younger is going to make you more competitive in the business world. Addressing wrinkles and having a smoother face will make you more attractive on the dating scene.
The bottom line is that you want to look and feel your best. If you do not like what you see in the mirror, now is the time to make a change with wrinkle treatment. The earlier you start, the less invasive the procedures you may need will be.
At Metro Dermatology, we have various wrinkle treatment options available, from BOTOX® and dermal fillers to laser treatments. Our offices are conveniently located in Elmhurst, Flushing, Englewood and the Bronx. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.