Dr Phoebe Jones is a professional, highly trained and trusted cosmetic doctor that specialises in use of injectables and laser therapy to create youthful skin. Her skill set sees her positioned on the beauty side of medicine, and she enjoys helping her clients achieve more beautiful and youthful skin.

Since graduating from Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2011, Phoebe has worked both as a clinician and a researcher.“The most common question I get asked from patients is ‘What is the magic number when it comes to starting anti-wrinkle procedures?’ And if I had to put an age on it, I would say around 27. This is the age when we start to lose collagen and elasticity in the skin,” she said. “For the majority of people, starting smaller doses of anti-wrinkle injections in their late 20s or early 30s is ideal for preventative purposes.”

“Anti-wrinkle injections, commonly referred to as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin contain Botulinum toxin, are a bacterially derived protein that binds to receptors at the junction where a nerve ending meets a motor muscle ending. This binding prevents the nerve from sending a message to the muscle telling it to move,” Phoebe said. “The anti-wrinkle injection proteins eventually start to unbind from the receptors and the effects slowly wear off, which is why your face can never permanently freeze.”

“Anti-wrinkle injections are performed to ensure that fine lines will soften and not become deeply set. If left untreated, these fine lines become more difficult to treat which is why we encourage people to receive anti-wrinkle injections in their late 20s or early 30s,” said Phoebe. She explains that, “lifestyle factors including the time spent in the sun without protection and smoking can really speed up the skins ageing process. Becoming fastidious about sun protection is invaluable for your skin.”

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