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What is the Proper Age to Begin Anti-Aging Treatments?

Plastic surgery has traditionally been linked to advancing age, as patients have primarily used these procedures to restore a youthful appearance. However, today’s cosmetic procedures, including those dubbed “anti-aging” treatments are used at increasingly younger ages as those patients are beginning to tune into the benefits of these procedures as well. Dr. Madnani has a few basic guidelines on the best time to begin some of these popular treatments.

The Aging Process

It can be difficult to set an age in stone as to when to begin your anti-aging regimen. This is because the skin ages at very different rates, depending on a variety of factors. Some of those factors might include:

  • Genetics
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Diet and exercise
  • Stress
  • Sun exposure
  • Excessive facial expressions
  • Smoke and other pollutants

For some men and women, the aging process may begin quite early, so they will see visible signs by the time they celebrate their 30th birthday. Others may not become bothered by lines and facial laxity until their 40s or even later. The best gauge for when to start anti-aging treatments is the condition of your skin, not the candles on your birthday cake.

Age for Most Treatments

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 40 percent of all cosmetic procedures performed in 2015 were on patients between the ages of 35 and 50. Another 30 percent of all patients fell between the ages of 51 and 64. Liposuction was the most popular procedure in both of these age groups. Facial procedures included eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty. Non-surgical treatments are also popular among these age groups, particularly injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers.

Treatments in the 30s

Signs of aging may begin to appear in the 30s, but they are usually fairly subtle and do not require the most invasive treatments to produce the best results. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons lists the following cosmetic procedures as the most performed among this group in 2015:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Botox injections
  • Dermal fillers
  • Microdermabrasion

Treatments in the 40s

By the time most people hit their 40s, the signs of aging are probably a bit more prevalent. Surgical procedures are required more frequently at this point to achieve full desired results. Popular procedures for this age group include:

  • Eyelid surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facelift
  • Botox and dermal fillers
  • Chemical peels

Treatments in the 50s and Beyond

By the time patients hit 55, aging symptoms have usually become more pronounced. The menu of cosmetic treatments is shifting more to surgical procedures, although some non-surgical treatments can still produce positive results for some patients. The most common treatments for this age group include:

  • Eyelid surgery
  • Facelift
  • Forehead lift
  • Botox and dermal fillers
  • Chemical peels

Versatile Treatments Appeal to All Ages

While treatments like Botox and dermal fillers are typically recognized for their anti-aging benefits, they can also be used to effectively enhance facial contours and features without surgery. For this reasons, patients as young as their 20s may pursue these treatments to correct a gummy smile, augment the lips or correct a host of asymmetries.

No matter what your age, Dr. Madnani can help you determine the best cosmetic procedures for your specific concerns and goals. To learn more, contact Madnani Facial Plastic Surgery today at 212-203-8591 or 631-318-4008.