Prejuvenation: What it means and when to start
You have heard the word rejuvenation, but what about ‘prejuvenation,’ a term that means doing everything possible to prevent sagging skin, wrinkles and lines from forming in the first place.
“Prejuvenation is a proactive approach focusing on prevention rather than correction,” says NYC board-certified dermatologist Dr. Brian Hibler of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. “This means building a routine of topical skin care and non-invasive cosmetic treatments to help delay the signs of aging.” The benefit of prejuvenation means there is less to rejuvenate later down the road.
How to practice prejuvenation at home
- An effective topical regimen should at minimum include a facial sunscreen and antioxidants in the morning and a topical retinoid and moisturizer in the evening
- Antioxidants to look for include vitamin C, niacinamide, and vitamin E.
Prejuvenation with minimally invasive cosmetic procedures
- The use of facial injectables has doubled in patients under the age of 30
- Cosmetic treatments appropriate for the ‘prejuvenation’ population include neuromodulators, conservative dermal fillers, laser treatments, and tissue tightening devices (such as radiofrequency and ultrasound treatments).
- The best time to consider a neuromodulator treatment is before you notice ‘static’ lines on the face at rest. Neuromodulator treatment can also help shape the brow and open the eyes.
- Dermal fillers under the eyes can reduce shadowing and make you appear more rested and refreshed
- Lasers can be used to remove early sun-damage and to provide a healthy glow and improve the texture/tone of the skin.
- The goal is to delay or prevent fine lines, skin folds, tissue laxity, and significant sun-damaged appearance of the skin
- Long-term safety of these treatments has been reported
These are just some of the many safe treatments with minimal downtime that enhance a youthful appearance:
- Clear + Brilliant laser
- Dermal fillers
- Neuromodulators (Botox, Jeuveau, Dypsort, Xeomin)
- Cosmeceutical skincare products
For more information about our cosmetic treatments, call 844-DERM-DOC and ask to speak to a cosmetic specialist.