Tweakments’ for early to mid 20’s are treatments which focus on small tweaks starting early in your professional life that help delay that need to be considering a facelift later on in life.
It is important to take this approach early enough on in life in order to achieve a youthful look going into your middle age. Tweakments involving injectables, microneedling, and lasers can be a seriously effective way to stave off the aging process if you want an added assist beyond your skincare routine.
Dr Adam fully believes that whatever you choose to do (or choose not to do) to your face is up to you and you alone! However if you are curious about tweakments, Dr Adam has wealth of knowledge to share. Below, he talks us through when to start, what to book in for and how to find a practitioner you can trust.
Best time to start
Dr Adam thinks that mid-20s is probably too young to start. At this age, your skin is making plenty of collagen, so you simply don’t need the sort of aggressive procedures designed to stimulate collagen production in older skin, such as in-clinic micro needling or laser resurfacing. Nor do you need high-intensity skin tightening treatments done with focused ultrasound or radiofrequency.
Many practitioners favour treating younger patients in their 20’s with ‘preventative’ anti-wrinkle treatment. It’s a persuasive argument that if you treat the expression lines before they get a chance to settle into the face, they won’t become permanent. This is partly true. However, there is also a risk of becoming obsessed with or fearful of perfectly normal expression lines, at an early age. Our faces are expressive in order to help us communicate with each other and yet ordinary facial movements are in danger of becoming demonized. We should consider waiting until our 30’s before starting Botulinum toxin treatment.
Anti-wrinkle and Fillers for early to mid 20’s
There are a few instances where anti-wrinkle treatment can be considered in your twenties:
- If you have very deep ‘11’ lines between the eyebrows, then you could consider anti-wrinkle treatment. Softening these, whatever your age, will be life-changing.
- Anti-wrinkle treatment is also great for a ‘gummy’ smile, where the muscle above the upper lip works overtime, pulling that lip upwards and exposing lots of the gum. Reduce the action of that muscle with a spot of anti-wrinkle product, and your upper lip will sit closer to your teeth.
- If you habitually grind or clench your teeth. It is almost impossible to train yourself to stop doing this, but a shot of anti-wrinkle product in the masseter muscle on the jaw will reduce its ability to grind or clench, and it will also reduce wear and tear on your teeth.
Dermal Fillers are also being taken up with enthusiasm by younger patients. After all, Kylie Jenner has built a whole career and a billion-dollar business on her enhanced lips, but that doesn’t mean you need bigger lips, too. It seems an easy fix, to have filler injected into the lips, but it needs to be done thoughtfully by an experienced practitioner who will keep the lips in proportion with the rest of the face. The best-accredited fillers don’t come cheap, nor does the skilled needle-work of experienced practitioners. You really don’t want to end up looking like a budget version of your best self or, worse, end up with lip filler that turns lumpy or blocks a blood vessel which can kill the surrounding skin tissue.
Don’t Get Carried Away!
Be aware that starting on tweakments can be a slippery slope. Find someone who will give you a reality check every now and then, so that you don’t do too much and start looking weird.
If you have any questions – you are welcome to contact Dr Adam Brown Skin & Cosmetics about tweakments for early to mid 20’s in the most convenient way.