There’s no doubt a ton of pressure out there to always look great, eat well, exercise regularly, have great skin and hair—you name it. But, we’ll say this: most people already face a lot of pressures on a daily basis, so don’t put any extra on yourself for no reason.
When it comes to starting non-surgical skin treatments, there’s no “right” or “perfect” age. In this department, you do you. If you feel like there’s something that’s bothering you, like loss of volume, dry skin, acne, whatever it may be, then by all means seek out a treatment that will help you achieve your skin goals.
But never ever let anyone make you feel like you have to start having some sort of cosmetic treatment because you’re a certain age.
So with that being said, if you are thinking about starting a particular treatment for one reason or another, here’s a little of what we typically see and do at MD Beauty Clinic.
Skin treatments if you’re 18 and under
The only treatments we do on people under the age of 18 are Miracle 10 peel treatments and medical Botox, i.e. treating TMJ disorder (jaw pain relief), migraine relief or hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). We may consider additional treatments for acne or acne scarring if you are under 18, but typically young people are under the supervision of their family doctor.
Skin treatments through your 20s, 30s and 40s
We provide a variety of skin treatments that do a lot of amazing things, from injections to radiofrequency and beyond. So if you have a skin concern, we’ll be happy to guide you through your options and help give you an idea of which treatments will get the kind of results you want. But we will never tell you that now that you’re 40 you should absolutely be doing this or that particular skin treatment (🙅♀️ no thanks).
People will often ask us if it’s a good idea to start Botox at a young age to prevent the onset of wrinkles and our position is that we wholeheartedly do not agree with the idea of preventative Botox. If you don’t have wrinkles, then you really don’t need Botox. If you have wrinkles at rest THAT BOTHER YOU then you can go ahead for a consult. But if you have lines or wrinkles and they don’t bother you, then for sure, you absolutely don’t need Botox.
Volume loss tends to start happening around your late 30s and early 40s, that’s when we typically start using filler on patients, but everyone is different and many people don’t have any concerns until they’re a little older. And plenty of people don’t ever have concerns about volume, and that’s totally fine too.
Skin treatments that are great at any age
Rather than thinking about at what age you should start a skin treatment, we like to think about our skin treatments as ones that will help you address whatever your particular skin concern is in the moment, no matter your age.
You may be someone with specific skin concerns that rely on more specialized treatments that will address particular conditions like skin laxity, acne, or melasma for example. We may then recommend treatments like FaceTite, Morpheus8, or PicoWay Resolve.
But a lot of people are really just looking to maintain their existing skin integrity. For this we recommend treatments like our Miracle 10 facial peel treatments, any number of our microneedling treatments – we always recommend starting with PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) before moving up to something a little more intensive – and Forma.
The reason that we love these go-to treatments is because they really prove that your age ultimately doesn’t dictate which skin treatments will work for you. Our peels, microneedling treatments, and Forma facials provide benefits for people in their 20s and in their 80s. They keep the skin looking healthy and strong, and help to reverse damage and volume loss. That’s why we love them.
And to top of our discussion on age appropriate skin treatments (which don’t truly exist), it’s really literally never too late to start a skin treatment. If you’re in your 80s or 90s and you’re looking to start a particular skin treatment, don’t be shy to come in for a consultation, we won’t turn you away! Never had lip filler but want to give it a shot? We’re just as excited as you are.
The only reason we will recommend you don’t get a particular skin treatment is if we think it’s not the right treatment for your skin goals, or if we know it won’t yield the results that you’re looking for because the last thing we want is for you to waste your time or your money. We will then recommend the treatment that will best fit your needs.
And if you have a friend or loved one that you know is curious to try a particular skin treatment, or loves our Miracle 10 peel treatments or another fave treatment, we’ve got some fab gift cards that will make your special someone super jazzed this holiday season. Come see us or give us a call to get it set up 😊