Wrinkles might be considered a mark of life experience, but they are generally unwelcome. Although fountains of youth don’t exist, Botox and fillers could be the next best thing. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of patients seeking the procedure has risen 584 percent since the year 2000, and a total of 5.4 million treatments were performed in 2010.

The technique has become popular among men and women in the U.S. for its safe, relatively painless and minimally invasive qualities.

“If you begin using Botox or other freezers as soon as you notice subtle expression lines and continue as you age, you can absolutely prevent certain wrinkles from forming,” said cosmetic dermatologist Dennis Gross, quoted by MSN News.

Dermatology professor Patricia Wexler from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine added that patients in their 30s can often end up with 100 percent smoothing after undergoing a Botox treatment.

For those who want to reverse signs of aging, talking to a skin specialist about Botox and fillers might help them learn more about these rejuvenating options.

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Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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