EXPERT Q&A

Q: Is there an age when you can preventatively stave off the need for a facelift and other procedures?

What our experts say:

Cosmetic surgery has taken a huge leap in the last ten years because we have all sorts of nonsurgical options. Ten years ago the average person for facial cosmetics was probably 45 years old. Now we're seeing patients in their early 30s and we can just treat the forehead lines with Botox or if they have a deep nasolabial fold we would treat that with facial filler. To some extent all of these things are preventative. So for Botox the more the muscles animate over time the deeper your lines will get and if you prevent that at an earlier age those lines will probably never develop, or not significantly.
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Dr. Phillip Chang

Plastic Surgeon

Leesburg, Virginia