When to start poking? Botox and hyaluronic acid in 20, 40, 60 years
The image of the adversary of the injections was attached to me, but this is not quite true. I am not against injections, I am against growth shots and abuse. It is necessary to do something for which there are real, not hypothetical prerequisites.
“I’m 32, maybe it’s time to prick? On the other hand, they told me that they would sit down on a needle, and the later you start, the better. Well, now wait until 60? "
In fact, the invention of "beauty shots" is a revolution in cosmetology. Thanks to them, we have revised the look at what techniques have the right to be called effective. For cosmetologists, the appearance of injections of Botox and hyaluronic acid is the same as for dentists, the introduction of implantation and metal-ceramic prosthetics. You can, of course, still have gold teeth for patients to insert, but generally they don’t wear them now. You can, of course, still walk with deep wrinkles on the forehead, but in general, now there is Botox.
The problem is not that injections are evil. The problem is that many cosmetologists and their patients are so fascinated by these injections for “preventive purposes” that they remind me of children from poor families who in their childhood made dresses for growth.
Hyaluronic acid: who needs to replenish volumes
This is especially true of the now-fashionable “filling up the volumes” with the help of hyaluronic acid fillers, which are placed in the cheekbone area or “pumped up” on the lips. Some cosmetologists recommend doing this “in reserve.” I think that until the degradation began, until the body began to spend its reserves and its own volumes began to decrease, it is not necessary to “replenish” them. You can live without injections.
The average woman who lives in a big city has children, work, “average” heredity and one or two bad habits, signs of aging appear on her face by the age of 35. And at this time they can begin to be adjusted by injection.
The older we get, the more reasons and reasons we have to resort to injections. But the golden rule of medicine remains golden: go from a lesser injury to a greater one and from smaller volumes to a large one. Do not immediately experiment with large doses and radical changes.
There comes a moment when not only fat but also bone tissue of the face leaves. The bones become thinner. And at this stage, the increase in the volume of the cheekbones or the strengthening of the superciliary arch is quite justified. It will be beautiful.
But when an additional one “sits down” on the existing volume — for the purpose of “prevention” or because the client is willing to pay, and the cosmetologist wants to earn some extra money — it turns out not very nice.
Yes, there are isolated cases when the diagnosis of an “emaciated face” can be made to a young man. And he, of course, then it is better to introduce fillers. But this rarely happens.
How to avoid mimic wrinkles
As for Botox, there is another story. Often, young 20-year-old girls have such active facial expressions that one can see with the naked eye how the wrinkle is laid and formed between the eyebrows or on the forehead. And it is clear that by the age of 30 she will definitely appear there.
In this case, I would start with the use of creams with peptides, which block these muscles well, but at the same time allow you to maintain "control over the situation." If you prick Botox, then the girl will not fix the moment when her forehead is wrinkled or her eyebrows are moved: the muscles relax so much that it is simply impossible to do it. And if you use a cream with peptides, then whenever she tries to frown, she will feel a clear obstacle.
If in two or three months these measures do not wean her from too active mimicry - of course, Botox should be pricked. And it is quite likely that one time will be enough: in six months a bad habit will disappear. And then it remains to simply support this result with the same preparations with peptides, so as not to forget about the problem and not to relax (that is, in this case, on the contrary, not to strain).
Some psychologists who are fond of cosmetology (as well as cosmetologists who are fond of psychotherapy) conduct such an experiment with patients who want to get rid of the frown and move their eyebrows to the bridge of the nose. They put sensors on their foreheads and show a beautiful film about nature. As soon as the patient wants to express emotions by wrinkling her forehead, the sensor is triggered - and instead of beauty on the screen, a gray grid appears. Ten sessions give one hundred percent result.
That is, the habit of straining the muscles of the forehead, like the habit of slouching, is controllable without any Botox. But it takes time and a strong desire to get rid of it.
Yes, it is easier for some, more difficult for others. There are people who have only six points of attachment of the frontal muscle. There will be almost no wrinkles on their foreheads and in 70 years. And there are those who have these points 46 - and who, at the age of 25, have seven rows of harmonica on their foreheads. If such person comes to the cosmetician - yes, it is necessary to prick botox. And then - the question of medical skill. If the doctor is good, he will do everything right.
20 years, 40, 60: when Botox and hyaluronicum do not work
There is another problem with the “young” Botox. The younger a person is, the more actively antibodies form in his body, which produce immunity to the injections of botulinum toxin. First, the effect of injections decreases, and then Botox stops working altogether.
By the way, before Botox was used exclusively in neurology, and doctors have repeatedly pointed out that after a certain time, young patients become insensitive to the drug. It is reversible, but it takes up to 15 years to recover. Therefore, at a young age, if there are indications, it is, of course, necessary to trick. But it is not worth to abuse and it is better to reduce everything to one or two procedures.
After 40 years, these antibodies are formed very slowly, and if you start to prick at this age, you will most likely get a rather long-lasting effect.
And after 60 years, other problems begin: the introduction of Botox increases, for example, the risk of asymmetry. Of course, this drug is still administered to such patients, although the label clearly states: from 18 to 60 years.
And with hyaluronic acid injections, the scheme is different. The younger the person who is administered these fillers, the faster they dissolve: the body begins to actively produce the enzyme hyaluronidase, which is nothing more than a natural "antidote." The older the patient, the slower the body produces hyaluronidase and the slower the filler absorbs.
All this (and a million factors) must take into account the doctor to whom you come to the reception. Well, if he asks you to show his early photos - at the age of 18, 20, 25 years old - and will try to understand how your face has changed. But in general, choose a doctor who will not try to tear you from here and now to the maximum. The doctor who is going to hold a reception in this office for the next 40 years is exactly who you need.