Aesthetic medicine before the age of 30?
Taking action at the right age
In reality, age doesn’t matter very much, the idea is to treat the emerging wrinkle the moment it appears, so at 25, 35 or 40 for women. “To intervene before the wrinkle appears would be to change the face” explains Dr Nelly Gauthier, aesthetic doctor.
“It is more of a case of following the ageing process by erasing its first signs, and only those which are troubling, for example very marked frown lines which give a stressed appearance, but never a crow’s foot that only appears when you smile.”
“This is part of the beauty of the eyes.” In short, it is a simple question of degree. Correcting a weak area of the face is enough to keep it looking fresh and young without risking changing its expression.
An increased risk of addiction?
“There is only a small difference between the all-importance of looks and the tyranny of looks… What worries some people is that early treatments encourage the downward spiral. The risk of dependence is no greater at 30 than it is at 50. It is all a question of moderation, like with champagne: a glass, yes, not the bottle. And, above all, the practitioner should know how to say no. For doctors, it is their responsibility to not over-treat.” “It is the dealer who creates the addition,” recognises Dr Nelly Gauthier. “But, it is also important to set limits, because it is not possible to erase all the signs of ageing. A good attitude is to accept ageing and not chase after a fantasy image of perfection.”