Identify the regular feature to Help You Understand the Trend


Prejuvenation


Should you get Botox and fillers before you show signs of ageing? For a growing number of millennials, “prejuvenation” holds the promise of preventing wrinkles and sagging skin. But does it work?

The premise is straightforward: stop signs of ageing before they begin. By using non- or minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures early on, these beauty consumers hope to stop ageing in its tracks. However, evidence of prejuvenation’s effectiveness is minimal.

Here are 3 statistics to help you understand the trend—and whether it works:

It’s Growing Rapidly

According to a 2018 American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery survey, nearly 75% of facial plastic surgeons report seeing an increase in patients younger than 30.

But It May Not Actually Be Preventative

We start losing bone at age 25, which is a factor that causes wrinkles to start showing (because the skin has less bone to fill it out). So, if you get procedures in your twenties, it’s not actually preventative—the signs of ageing are already setting in.

And It’s Hard To Beat Sunscreen

Some dermatologists argue that regular use of sunscreen is the only real form of “prejuvenation.” But studies show that people who use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily experience 24% less skin ageing.