The New Year is here! If you’re like most people, you’re planning to make positive changes in everything from your diet to your skincare routine in 2022.
But what should you do? As Team Costhetics researched the latest news and information about cosmetic surgery, one thing became crystal clear: prejuvenation puts rejuvenation to shame when it comes to skin ageing.
What do we mean by that? Just keep reading…
Prejuvenation: Proactive, Not Reactive Skincare
When it comes to ageing (or any problem, actually), there are two approaches you can take:
- Reactive – You wait until a problem develops and then you take care of it. Example: you wait until you get a sunburn and then treat it with moisturisers.
- Proactive – You anticipate problems that will develop and take pre-emptive measures to prevent them. Example: You wear sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
Which do you think is better? Typically, patients turn to these treatments in their 40s in an attempt to reverse the effects of age and gravity. With prejuvenation treatments, however, you can prevent problems before they start.
Doesn’t that sound good?
Prejuvenation Skincare – 3 Ways to Win
In the quest for a better future for your ageing skin, look for prejuvenation treatments that focus on these three critical aspects of facial beauty:
- Triggering collagen production
- Preserving facial volume
- Supporting elastin function
When these skin needs are addressed early, say in your 20s, the effectiveness of treatment and the long-term benefits can soar. Costhetics recommends:
- Radio frequency skin tightening – Heat is used to reach the deep, collagen-rich layers of your skin. The heat stimulates collagen growth which improves the texture and smoothness of the skin’s surface.
- Microneedling – Also known as CIT (collagen induction therapy), this minimally invasive treatment can be used proactively to prevent volume loss. It can be partnered with radio frequency or platelet-rich plasma treatments to further revitalise and nourish skin.
- Topical treatments with Vitamin A – Vitamin A can speed up the skin’s metabolism to promote cellular turnover. This, in turn, ramps up elastin production and function. Vitamin A also prevents the breakdown of collagen and helps reverse sun damage. It can even be useful in treating certain pre-cancerous skin problems.
“We are seeing a trend where these services are being marketed to younger patients,” one doctor reported to Dermatology Times. “Starting with skincare, including sun protection, antioxidants and retinoids, and ranging to the early use of neuromodulators, fillers and fractional resurfacing in their late 20s to early 30s, such as the non-ablative fractional resurfacing. This is a favourite of mine for younger patients looking to improve their skin’s texture, tone and give it an overall nice glow.”
Prejuvenation Has Its Merits
Are you blue that you have aged out of prejuvenation? Have no fear. Prejuvenation is one of the buzziest words in aesthetics, and with good reason. It refers to the wonderful way different treatments can treat typical signs of facial ageing including:
- Fine lines
- Deep wrinkles
- Crepe-y skin
In other words, whether you’re in your twinkling twenties or your sparkling seventies, Costhetics wants you to know there is an aesthetic treatment to help you achieve your rejuvenation or prejuvenation goals. If you need help finding a doctor near you, please reach out to us. We love to help.