Should You Worry About Facial Aging in Your 20s?

When should we start worrying about aging? Your face is generally one of the first areas to show signs of aging, such as lines and sagging, but how young is too young to be concerned? Is there a best age for facelift surgery? There are steps you can take to help avoid premature aging, as well as both surgical and nonsurgical options for tackling existing issues.

The Perfect Age for a Facelift

The truth is, there is no definitive best age for facelift surgery. Generally, reputable plastic surgeons will be reluctant to perform the procedure on a young person, but the perfect age for you will be dependent on your individual circumstances. If you are considering facelift surgery, contact a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation and advice.

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Alternatives for Early Signs of Aging

If you are in your 20s or 30s, you may be better considering a nonsurgical or med spa option that can help combat early signs of aging, rather than facelift surgery. Some options which may be available to you include nonsurgical facial enhancement, BOTOX®, dermal fillers, or one of a range of laser or radiofrequency-based treatments. When considering your options for addressing early signs of aging, the following treatments may be appropriate:

  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Thermage®
  • Lamprobe
  • BOTOX®
  • Dermal fillers

Don’t forget that you can minimize your risk of premature facial aging in your 20s by adopting a suitable skincare regimen and saving the facelift surgery until you reach the best age for doing it.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401