We have all heard the term – rejuvenation, we hear it every day but what on earth is prejuvenation? Is this another term we have to get used to hearing – well, yes, it certainly seems that way.
The term, prejuvenation is the act of implementing a series of planned steps to hopefully help curb the changes which take place within our skin as we age. As the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure, this is where the concept of prejuvenation comes in.
Prejuvenation is a trend that has been quietly building over the last 4 years. It is especially becoming more prevalent amongst millennials who, now more than ever before, have access to, and can afford, non-invasive treatments like botulinum toxin, fillers, chemical peels, radio frequency and collagen induction therapies, to name but a few, along with advanced skincare solutions to help prevent the signs of ageing. The question to ask is, are these protocols being followed for legitimate reasons, or have we fallen prey to the many marketing and social media pressures?
Well, it’s difficult to say, but it would certainly seem that the idea of prejuvenation has definitely had an impact on the younger generations and their desires to slow down and prevent the inevitable. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, between the years of 2016 and 2019, more than three quarters of facial plastic surgeons reported seeing an increase in patients younger than 30, all seeking non-invasive beauty treatments or some sort of plastic surgery to prevent ageing.
With this in mind, is treating a 20 to 30-year-old going to prevent ageing? Is it safe to do so? If we take the approach of ‘prevention is better than cure’ and we utilize tried and tested products and modalities, then yes, it should be absolutely safe. It is important to highlight at this stage that most service providers will not consider treating a client unless there is a pre-existing condition to be treated.
So, where then is the best place to start if we are in our 20’s and 30’s, and we want to focus on prejuvenation? With good skincare of course! DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care has an extensive offering of products working to suit your skin’s individual requirements and helping you to begin your prejuvenation journey. Incorporating the following product suggestions will set you well on your way towards skincare success:
- Protecting your skin against the sun and the environmental aggressors that can speed up the ageing process is imperative. Daily use of sun protection, like the DermaFix DermaShield SPF40 High Protection Sunscreen, starting at an early age, is therefore a great first step.
- Be sure to incorporate products with high antioxidant content, like the DermaFix Ferulic + C + E. This ensures optimum protection against environmental damage whilst providing the necessary Vitamin C for improved collagen production
- Stem cell technology as found in DermaFix PowerDerm and DermaFix Corrective Eye Complex helps to ensure the skin functions at its best at a cellular level
- Ceramides found in DermaFix Ceramide Complex and DermaFix Ceramide Eye Complex, help to replace what the skin is losing as we start getting older.
In conjunction with a good homecare routine, your DermaFix skincare professional will tailor-make a skin care plan to include professional protocols suited to meet the individual needs of your skin. These protocols may include enzymatic facials, various laser and light modalities, possible chemical peeling or even Microneedling for improved collagen induction. It is always recommended to seek professional advice when considering making use any of these skin care recommendations.
For more information on the abovementioned DermaFix products, visit www.dermafix.co.za, or for details of your closest DermaFix stockiest, call us directly on 0861282323.