Today, women and men alike have started looking at their appearance differently from generations before. Whether it is because of the pressures of social media or the perfection that we see on TV and in magazines, many people have taken their need for cosmetic improvement to the next level.
For some, this means using the myriad of dermatological treatments appropriately and at the right age. For others, there is a tendency to start too soon and too aggressively.
Foremost on the minds of those in their 20s and 30s are the beginnings of wrinkles and crow’s feet. No wrinkle treatment has a more significant following than Botox. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates that there has been a 28% increase in Botox injections since 2010 for those in their 20s.
Getting older makes us wiser, but age has significant drawbacks, often in how we look and our skin changes. One of the most important factors in keeping a youthful appearance as we get older is collagen. Collagen is a protein found in soft and bone tissue throughout the body like tendons, ligaments, muscles, and connective tissue. As we age, we produce less of it. It is estimated that by the age of 40, we’ve lost about 24% of our collagen. It’s no wonder, therefore, that you have likely seen unending advertisements for collagen-boosting products on TV and in magazines.
It makes sense – maintaining collagen levels later in life means a fuller, more youthful appearance, especially in our face, and firmer skin to minimize the effects of aging and wrinkles.