Nov 16, 2016

Announcer: Need reliable health and wellness information? Don't listen to the guy in the cube next to you. Get it from a trusted source straight from the doctor's mouth. Here's this week's listener question on The Scope.

Interviewer: We have some questions here that have been sent to The Scope. Couple of scenarios that they would like some answers from a dermatologist. A 32-year-old woman, she's starting to see a little bit a crow's feet, a little bit of fine lines, and 32, she's still pretty young. She's just kind of wondering what steps can she take to slow down that aging process.

Dr. Smart: Botox. No question.

Interviewer: Really?

Dr. Smart: Oh yeah. There are actually a lot of good studies now. Botox has now been held long enough that we're seeing long-term data from people that do occasional Botox. I'm not talking about going overboard. I'm not saying you need to do this every two months or three months to make it, so you can't move and have zero wrinkles. But relaxing those muscles so the wrinkles don't get too deep. There are legitimate, scientifically studied and proven long-term benefits from doing low but frequent cosmetic interventions to maintain good skin tone and texture over decades of time.

Interviewer: Even starting at 32?

Dr. Smart: Sure, yeah.

Interviewer: What's the youngest you want to start maybe if that's something that matters to you?

Dr. Smart: This all depends on your skin type. Some people don't really even have much of a need until 8 to 10 years later than someone else, so it's completely dependent on the patient.

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