By Dr. Katie Rodan
Patient Name: Rachel*
Age: 46 years old
Concern: lines and wrinkles, especially around the eye area and mouth
Rachel came into my office with lines and wrinkles around her eyes and mouth. She claimed they never bothered her in her 30s and early 40s, but recently they had started to deepen and become more noticeable. To reduce wrinkling,, she elected to receive regular injections of Botox and Restylane. Over $1,500 of cosmetic procedures later (none of which were covered by her insurance), she was happy with her results but a little frustrated at the thought of ongoing treatments to maintain her new “look.”
The old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” was never truer than in Rachel’s case. Had she started on a proactive anti-aging routine in her 20s or even her 30s she, and her wallet, would have been much happier in her late 40s.
Learn from Rachel’s experience and start your anti-aging routine while you still love your skin. Incorporate healthy habits, like wearing sunscreen, not drinking from a straw, sleeping on your back and wearing sunglasses, in conjunction with starting an anti-aging skincare routine with peptide technology, to prevent wrinkles. Because at the end of the day, the best wrinkle is the one you never get.
*Patient name has been changed to protect privacy
Entry filed under: Dermatology 911. Tags: .