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Dermal filler and wrinkle injections have been around for many years now. It used to be something taboo, a secret that no one talked about. With the surge in social media use and the rise of the insta famous, it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t had treatments or at least has started thinking about it. But when is the right time to take the plunge? What if I’m too late?
The answer is – there is no right answer!
Embarking on the aesthetics journey is an entirely personal experience and can be started at any age (from 18 upwards). Picture the girl with a gummy smile who is too embarrassed to smile in photos – she may only be early 20s but a little sprinkle of Botox would make a massive difference to her confidence. An energetic woman in her 50s may be lucky and not have many wrinkles, but due to natural ageing signs have lost a lot of volume in her face making her look more tired and aged than she really is – dermal filler into her cheeks would restore that youthful plumpness without any telltale signs that some work had been done.
I myself started getting Botox injections in my late 20s. I was cursed with a deep frown line that started developing at an early age, and nothing I did would improve it. I would look at photos of myself smiling and wonder why it looked like I had a dark stripe of eyeliner drawn down my forehead! I knew that if I didn’t do something, this line would haunt me forever and would be more difficult to correct later in life. I’m delighted to say that when comparing photos from then to now, I look so much better! That’s not to say I would recommend everyone did the same. We all age differently and have wrinkle patterns that are genetic and related to the size of our underlying muscles and skin thickness. If you are one of the lucky ones with generally smooth skin that only wrinkles when you make facial expressions then there really is no rush. Good skin care and daily SPF will help keep you youthful, but if you start to see those wrinkles settling when your face is at rest (and that bothers you) then it would be a good idea to invest in some wrinkle treatments.
I believe no one should be judged or condemned for their choices when it comes to cosmetic enhancements. The psychological impact of facial aesthetics is massive and studies have shown that Botox treatment can reduce symptoms of depression by up to 88% That’s incredible! I got into aesthetics to help people look and feel better about themselves and I’m delighted to hear that this is scientifically proven.