23 Jun I heard lots of Hollywood stars start Botox in their 20s to prevent wrinkles. Does that approach really work?
Benjamin Franklin is quoted as having said, “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” I’d like to make an addition to that: wrinkles. If you smile, frown, or make any expression with your face (even squinting at the sun), you will develop laugh lines, brow lines, lines across your forehead, lines around your eyes, etc. They’re a fact of life, and although there are ways to minimize them, we will all get them eventually.
It is true, that if you begin using Botox and fillers in you 20s, creases and wrinkles will be slower to develop. That doesn’t mean they won’t: it just means they will take some more time to show. Also, since these fillers are only temporary, you’re signing yourself up for a lifetime of repeat treatments, at several hundred dollars a pop.
You can easily protect yourself from the biggest wrinkle maker: sun damage. I can’t stress enough how much the sun destroys your skin day in and day out. Wearing a moisturizer with an SPF 30 will help keep the years (and wrinkles) from piling up on your face – no Botox needed.