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How Can I Proactively Prevent My Skin From Aging?

A woman lying down and receiving an injectable in her foreheadPlastic surgeons and other aesthetic professionals are adept at helping patients reverse the signs of aging, turning back the hands of time so patients can look younger and feel more confident. In recent years, however, a new trend has arisen that focuses on preventing or delaying the onset of common indicators of age, such as wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin texture, and skin discoloration. These “prejuvenation” techniques focus on promoting good overall skin health and texture at a younger age to yield better outcomes later in life. Our Austin plastic surgeon—Steven Holzman, MD—offers a range of non-surgical techniques to help his patients age as gracefully as possible.

One of the most common prejuvenation techniques is preventative neurotoxin injections. Neurotoxins work by temporarily relaxing the muscles around the injection site, halting the repetitive movements that produce dynamic wrinkles. By preventing wrinkle formation, neurotoxin injectables—like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Jeuveau™, and Dysport®—help patients achieve smoother, more youthful looking skin over the long-term. This has the added benefit of delaying the age at which patients may otherwise seek a surgical facelift.

Another important element of an effective anti-aging strategy is a good skin care routine. Dr. Holzman offers a carefully curated selection of medical-grade skin care products, including sunscreens and moisturizers. An experienced member of our team can help you develop a custom routine based on factors such as age, skin type, and lifestyle. When used appropriately and consistently, these high-quality products can help keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and soft. Furthermore, an ongoing commitment to using sun protection measures—such as sunscreen—can prevent skin cancers from developing, safeguarding your overall health.

If you would like to learn more about prejuvenation or the different treatment options Dr. Holzman offers, please contact us today.