Looking younger in your twenties

look younger before you age

Anti aging is still dominated by baby boomers trying to stop the clock ticking.

But in recent years a growing number of very young women with barely a wrinkle to show are booking themselves in for the same anti aging treatments as their mothers.  So just why are women so keen to look younger even before they start to age?

It seems that non surgical procedures like botox are sought after by young women to make them look as flawless as the images they see in magazines.

It’s not so much about a need to look younger but a wish to look better – and maybe also preventing wrinkles from forming later on.

A common procedure for younger women is botox to deal with early frown lines and brow creases.

And it’s almost seen as part of a regular beauty routine: “I feel like you highlight your hair, you get teeth whitened,” says one 25 year old quoted in a recent newpaper article, “Botox is just one more thing to do.”

It’s partly down to greater awareness. There’s so much more coverage of anti aging treatments like botox and facial fillers like Restylane. Young women are seeing their mothers getting treatments and they follow what their favorite celebrities do – many of whom are just as young as they are.

As a result plastic surgeons are reporting requests from people whose wrinkles are difficult to find – let alone treat.  So – as the anti aging market expands to include the 20+ age group – it’s no wonder annual botox shots are up around the 5 million mark for the US alone.

We’re in an era where we’re very much driven by beautiful people who are very air-brushed and they’re relatively flawless

Dr. Steve Fagien, plastic surgeon, Boca Raton

The greatest rise in demand – from all ages – has been for for non invasive treatments that skip the scalpel and focus on adding volume to the face and smoothing skin texture.

The reason is easy to figure – who wants the pain and downtime of facial cosmetic surgery if you can get a good result without it.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons – if you want younger looking skin then loss of volume is one of the most important things to deal with.  Naturally – science has provided the solution and the new facial fillers approved by the Food and Drug Administration in recent years have been revolutionizing the way doctors deal with aging.

As new and better facial fillers are developed products like Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm have almost become household brand names.

Increased demand has reduced prices and women of all ages are starting to use anti aging products as just another part of their beauty regimen.

About Eileen

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  1. anonymouschic says:

    Wow resorting to botox and sugery in your 20s or even 30s for most people sounds crazy to me. I think using it at such a young age would only cause more damage in the long term. Not being able to move your face is not really attractive, there’s nothing wrong with a few lines anyway. Im in my early 20s and Im not even thinking about that. Women put too much unnecessary pressure on themselves and usually women don’t age badly at all! Most older women I know who have never done anything to their face actually have aged much better than the men their age. The best thing anyone at any age can do for their skin is to: wear sunscreen, don’t tan, limit alcohol, don’t smoke, get enough sleep, have a balanced diet, take care of your health, and have a simple skin care routine that works for you.

    • I agree with you – especially what you say about the pressure we load on ourselves. When I wrote the article I was very surprised that some people thought anti aging should start in your 20’s! Thanks for commenting.

  2. I’m in my late 20’s but have premature ageing from tanning beds in my teen years (stupid mistake). I do not think most 20 somethings need to go to such great lengths to ward of ageing, just keep a healthy lifestyle and wear sunscreen every day is a good start for most people in their 20’s.

  3. Well almost all anyone needs to do for anti aging in their 20’s and on is use Retinol A at night, wear sunscreen of at least spf 30 every day (rain or shine), avoid processed foods (anything that isn’t natural), and take anti aging supplements like fish oil (skin elasticity). KETO-7 is also said to be ‘the anti-aging pill’ (it is a metabolite of DHEA and will prevent age-related weight gain among other things). Not to mention, exercise…

    Additionally, FYI, DHEA declines with age; 20% of it is remaining by the age of 70. CLA is also great for abdominal fat deposits, and resveratrol (red wine extract) is another.

    Seriously, I am 21. I am excited to see what my generation can prove about anti-aging by the time we are all 50+.

  4. Skin Care Fan says:

    Very interesting article! I feel that taking care of your skin while you are young, will help prevent extreme aging in the future. But I mean using creams and taking care of your skin, rather than resorting to botox.

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