Remember when anti-aging meant only night cream and SPF? How quaint. Today, those of us serious about evading lines and wrinkles are calling in the big guns: our doctors. New York City dermatologist Dendy Engelman says 65 percent of her patients are between 20 and 35 and add that millennials who come for other reasons such as acne, psoriasis, or eczema, often also inquire about injectables and lasers. Paul Jarrod Frank, a New York City dermatologist, calls the thirties a time when sun damage slowly surfaces, he says, and “people begin to realize youth is not forever.”
The goal for this group? Arrest burgeoning lines and spots, and bank skin-plumping collagen by any means possible. And as it turns out, that’s not actually being overly Type A. “Young skin responds more rapidly to collagen stimulation via lasers and needles,” notes Miami-based dermatologist Joely Kaufman. Here’s a look at some of the ways top experts are aiming to age-proof the millennial face.