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JAMA Dermatology Addresses Prejuvenation

Posted: October 8, 2013
JAMA Dermatology Addresses Prejuvenation

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“That’s an average of $1,000 and the recommended interval is every four months,” he says. “So you’re talking about $3,000 a year just for botulinum toxin type A, just the upper part of the face. You could buy a car with that money if you do it for, like, a decade.”

Harper, who got a discount for her procedures, says she’s seen “cheapie places where you can get it for like $10,” but the idea of patronizing one of those spots scares her.

“If I’m going to pay someone to put a needle in my skin that has a toxin, I’d rather pay more and know I’ll be okay after,” she says.

 

As for “prejuvenation,” Perry does agree that there’s evidence cosmetic intervention can prevent wrinkles from developing but says the million dollar question is when do you start.

“I think we can all get a little carried away with this and start way too early,” he says.