Every day, I have patients visit my medical spa for Botox to erase wrinkles. They believe that only the wrinkles are causing them to look older. What they do not realize is that by erasing a wrinkle or two in lieu of addressing bigger problems – like the overall health of your skin – will still leave you looking older.
Too much makeup
First and foremost, youthful skin has a radiant glow that does not need to be slathered with makeup. The more makeup you use to hide your skin flaws, the older you look.
The good news is that the radiance can return with proper exfoliation and hydration.
Years of sun damage
Leathery/rough texture, a side effect of too much sun exposure, will also give away your age. In addition to the face, this can also appear on the neck, décolleté, and hands making it much harder to hide your age.
Those awful little spots
Last but not least, age spots (hyper-pigmentation) as the name suggests, is a sure way to show everyone how much you are aging. They are difficult to cover as they can appear all over your body, not just your face.
With proper exfoliation, skin care, and sun protection, you can prevent and improve the texture of your skin. Once you take care of your skin, erasing wrinkles with Botox will make a much bigger difference not only to your overall appearance but in your wallet.