At what age should you start using anti-wrinkle creams?

Friday, 21 September 2012

When is the best time to start using anti-wrinkle cream?Hi there! Thank-you for this question.
The easy answer is, “start the minute you start to see fine lines forming”, but then you are treating an already visible problem. If you are able to start using the right actives before the problem presents, this is always ideal. Prevention really is better than cure. If you have not yet started noticing lines or wrinkles, then make sure you are on a powerful maintenance range that can maintain your skin for as long as possible and then you can step up your skin care when you start to see any changes. The Nourish Range, from Lamelle is a great maintenance range, and when you want to start introducing more powerful actives you can start looking at ranges containing growth factors and other great anti-ageing actives, such as Dermaheal or Skin Medica, or Neostrata or Skin Ceuticals. I also suggest that you consider going for Botox as soon as you start noticing that you’re beginning to show signs of fine lines forming, this will go a long way to retard the wrinkles from becoming prominent.


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Dr Maureen Allem is a GP with a special interest in Aesthetic procedures and Integrative Anti-Ageing Medicine. She is also the founder and Medical Director of national group Skin, Body and Health Renewal and Oasis Spas, with 17 centres and four Oasis spas across South Africa's major cities in Johannesburg, Pretoria, the Western Cape and KZN. Anti-ageing treatments include non-surgical, anti-aging procedures, cellulite and weight loss programmes as well as body sculpting procedures. The ultimate aim of all consultations is to provide optimal health and to restore aesthetic beauty. Health Renewal appointments involves an hour long extensive medical consultation which includes hormonal balancing, nutraceutical supplements, intravenous support and detoxification treatments. Dr Maureen has seventeen Doctors working with her using the same techniques she has spent years honing. Dr Maureen frequently travels overseas to World Anti-Ageing Congresses and Laser Forums to stay abreast of the most up-to-date non-surgical procedures.

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  1. Lah

    Very good tips! I have always wondered this.

    5 years ago •

  1. Lauren

    Great tips.

    Ive started to use Yves Rocher products and have already noticed a significant difference after only a month.

    5 years ago •

  1. DivaDesle

    I haven’t seen any lines yet but I am still using a Clarins night cream to prevent them!

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Thanks for the tips. Neostrata has great products!

    6 years ago •

  1. Henke

    I’ve always wondered… now I know.

    6 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    I’m not too convinced about anti ageing potions. The best thing is to saty out of the sun, as much as possible and take care of your body (with good nutrition and exercise)

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    I have been using some for few years and even though still have small lines appearing.

    6 years ago •

  1. Cat

    I think you are almost never too young. The problem is that when you are young you think you can get away with using anything and everything on your skin but what we don’t realise is that early stages determine what your skin will be later on

    6 years ago •

  1. G

    I’ve been wondering about this myself. I’m 35 and don’t have any wrinkles, but the “experts” at the beauty counters insist I MUST switch to a wrinkle prevention cream… I’ll wait awhile I think. I’m quite happy with my current products.

    6 years ago •

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