Most Popular in:

Medical Esthetics Treatments

Email This Item! Print This Item!

JAMA Dermatology Addresses Prejuvenation

Posted: October 8, 2013
JAMA Dermatology Addresses Prejuvenation

page 2 of 5

Could other extenuating circumstances be responsible for the disparity in the women’s appearance?

“A charmed life doesn’t lead to a smooth face,” he says.

Arndt admits nipping things in the bud does have its limits.

“We’re not advocating treating infants, children and people in their teens,” he says. “What I would suggest is at whatever point [people] begin to notice and are bothered by some of these things like frown lines or forehead lines … it’s reasonable to consider starting treatment with botulinum toxin type A. It’s easier and more effective to inhibit progression than come in 10 years later and take them away. We’ve termed it ‘prejuvenation.’”

Devin Harper, a 22-year-old laser hair removal sales representative from Dallas, says she started getting botulinum toxin type A injections at 19 specifically to stop wrinkles in their tracks.

“I started to prevent wrinkles and avoid having to receive fillers later in life,” she says. “I’ve seen women as they get older and their skin wrinkles and deteriorates. A big part of it is because I’m in sales in the cosmetic industry. But honestly, it’s also a fear of aging.”

Harper says she’s had five procedures so far (one dermal filler, the rest botulinum toxin type A) and plans to continue on with the botulinum toxin type A.