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Skin care in your 20s: youth is no substitute for preventative skin care!

September 12, 2018

While a lot of attention is paid to the effect the aging process has on older skin, youth is no substitute for a preventative skin care regime—no matter what your age!

Prevention really is the best cure

For a 25-year-old just starting to see the effects of time, facial peels, daily sunscreen, and a quality moisturizer can have a dramatic healing effect, and lighter clinical dermatology treatments can also do their part in the anti-aging battle. While it’s certainly true that some surgical treatments are premature for most women in their 20s, other less-invasive treatments can greatly complement any preventative skin care regime you already have in place. Depending on your unique needs, these might include dermal fillers (aka soft tissue fillers), Botox Injectable, or laser treatments, among others.

The soft tissue filler: what are dermal fillers?

As you age, your skin naturally loses collagen, hyaluronic acid, and thus elasticity, resulting in wrinkles and a loss of fullness, particularly around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, jaw line, brow, and nose. This happens earlier for some than others, dependent on a variety of factors such as sun exposure, pollution, dehydration, smoking, stress, diet, genetics, etc. The injection of soft-tissue fillers (made up of real collagen and hyaluronic acid) into these areas can temporarily improve your skin’s appearance by filling in wrinkles, to smooth, lift, and volumize targeted areas. For some, dermal fillers under the eyes is a wise form of early intervention. Many physicians who specialize in skin care, including Dr. Mulholland,  treat patients in their 20s who’ve inherited premature bags or hollows. Dermal fillers under the eyes are a wise form of early intervention, as results are often longer-lasting before skin has begun to thin as the result of aging.

The best dermal fillers on the market include Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane, and they typically dissolve within 6 to 12 months post injection, making them great for those of us still working on our fear of commitment. Dermal filler treatments are not only significantly less invasive, but they’re also less expensive than traditional facelifts and increasingly popular among 20-somethings for this reason. Dermal fillers are not to be confused with Botox Injectable , which works to temporarily relax the facial muscles causing lines and wrinkles, or laser treatments, which are great for reducing freckles, moles, sun spots and fine lines. The type of treatment you opt for is dependent on both your specific needs, as well as the root cause of your skin concerns.

If you’re in your 20s in Toronto, Canada and dermal fillers are a potential next step in your skin care regimen, look no further than Dr. Mulholland at the SpaMedica clinic, home of the most advanced and effective clinical dermatology treatments available. For more info on derma filler procedures, aftercare details, or anything else, drop our knowledgeable and friendly staff a line!

 

Dr. Stephen Mulholland
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland
Dr. Stephen Mulholland has been practicing Plastic Surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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