Do you notice wrinkles in the mirror that can’t quite be hidden by cosmetics? Are you tired of applying makeup daily and spending time and money on anti-aging serums that just aren’t effective? If so, you may be a good candidate for a wrinkle treatment at Mac Med Spa in Milford, MA. Today, we’re taking a closer look at this type of treatment, including the best age to receive treatment and who usually qualifies. Read on to learn more.
What’s the Best Age to Get a Wrinkle Treatment?
Our skin ages at different rates, so the decision to get a wrinkle treatment is subjective. If you’re a smoker who sunbathes and eats little protein, you may need to treat collagen loss-related wrinkles when you are in your 20s or early 30s. If you have a nutritious diet, eat highly processed food in moderation, and moisturize your skin every day, you may not need to treat wrinkles until you are in your late 30s. Health and genetics are other significant factors.
While there is no optimal age to have your wrinkles treated, there is an optimal time. The right time for you to have a dermatologist treat your wrinkles is the time at which you are bothered by your wrinkles. We offer a wide range of injectable anti-aging treatments, and they are FDA-approved for use in adults.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Wrinkle Treatment?
Good BOTOX Candidates
BOTOX is usually used to treat people who are between the ages of 25 and 50. However, according to the FDA, it is safe and effective for the treatment of cosmetic concerns in people who are at least 18 years of age. If you are at least 18 years old and concerned about wrinkles caused by overactive muscles, there is a good chance that you will qualify for treatment with this wrinkle-relaxing injectable.
Nonetheless, you can’t know for sure if you qualify for BOTOX injections until you come in for an initial consultation. There are contraindications for this treatment, including pregnancy, nursing, and neurological disorders. Moreover, you may not qualify for this treatment if you take certain sleep aids nightly, you take oral muscle relaxants daily, or you have a history of anaphylaxis.
Good VOLUMA Candidates
While BOTOX is highly effective for the treatment of muscle-related wrinkles, VOLUMA is designed to treat wrinkles and other cosmetic concerns related to extreme volume loss. This injectable can be used to treat rhytids around the mouth and nose, but that’s not all it can do. You also may qualify for this hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler if you have severe volume loss in the apple of your cheeks.
This injectable can also lift sagging jowls, recontour your cheekbones, and enhance the appearance of your face beneath your eyes. However, you should be at least 21 if you are considering this treatment. Like BOTOX, though, there are contraindications for this treatment. During your initial consultation, we will verify that this treatment will be safe for you by reviewing your medical history thoroughly and advising you of all treatment guidelines.
What Treatment Guidelines Will I Need to Follow?
There are several rules you must follow before and after your wrinkle treatment to ensure your experience goes as well as possible. One such rule is that you should not consume anything that can cause blood-thinning, like NSAIDs or MAOIs.
Similarly, the consumption of vitamin E supplements, fish oil supplements, and garlic supplements should be avoided. You also need to minimize sun exposure and avoid unprotected sun exposure before and after treatment.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
Several factors affect how long the results of your wrinkle treatment will last. One of the most significant factors is the type of treatment you get. If you get BOTOX injections to treat wrinkles for the first time, your results may only last for two to three months. Generally, a smaller dose is administered during the first treatment session so we can gauge your body’s response to the medication. Eventually, results can last four to six months at a time.
If you are treating wrinkles caused by volume loss, you can generally expect to enjoy your desired results for six to 24 months. Specifically, VOLUMA results usually last for two years before they start to fade. Other hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers offer results that last for six to 18 months depending on the specific formula, the areas being treated, the severity of the concerns, and other factors.
What Can I Do to Extend the Longevity of My Results?
To enjoy a youthful appearance for as long as you can, you must commit to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You need to avoid tobacco consumption, excessive alcohol consumption, and sun damage. UV damage is the leading cause of premature skin aging due to its effects on collagen. However, nicotine and copious amounts of alcohol also wreak havoc on the collagen that keeps your skin young and healthy.
Another step you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to moisturize your skin every day. If you take hot baths or showers, you should use an occlusive moisturizer after bathing to lock in moisture; exposure to hot water causes your skin to dry out. Furthermore, you should eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and protein. Quick carbs, unhealthy fats, and other foods that damage collagen should only be eaten in moderation.
Turn Back the Hands of Time Today
There is no universal best age to get a wrinkle treatment, but if you think you need one, the optimal time for you is likely now. To find out which treatments are ideal for you, contact us today at Mac Med Spa in Milford, MA to book an evaluation. We also have offices located conveniently in Hopedale and Framingham. We can’t wait to meet you and help you rejuvenate your skin for months to come.