We partnered with Google to find out our beloved country’s most-asked beauty questions, and then turned to the nation’s top skin, makeup, and hair experts for the answers.
Here, the most searched antiaging questions according to state.
How old do I need to be before I can get Botox? (Most searched in South Carolina)
According to dermatologist Fredric Brandt, MD, who was one of the first practitioners to use Botox in the ’90s, “it’s not a chronological age, it’s a biological age.” You’ll know you’re a candidate “if you have lines and wrinkles around your eyes or on your brow that are caused by expression movements” and that remain visible when your face is at rest.
How do you keep neck skin tight? (Most searched in California and Maryland)
Celeb-beloved Beverly Hills dermatologist Harold Lancer, MD, says that “the neck is one of the most asked-about areas of the body for women.” It’s also notoriously one of the hardest to treat once signs of aging, such as sagging or wrinkling, begin to show. In addition to scrupulous use of SPF, Lancer suggests extending your facial skin care regimen—including serums, exfoliating cleansers, and retinoids—down to the bra line. “Many people make the mistake of using body lotions on the neck and de?collete?,” he says, “but the skin there is thinner and more delicate than the rest of the body.” To address skin on the neck and chest that has already become lax, derms rely on collagen-stimulating fractionated radio-frequency and ultrasound devices, which typically deliver tightening results within three to six months posttreatment. For a quicker fix, a strategic Botox injection technique known as the Nefertiti lift—in which small amounts of the neurotoxin are distributed along the jawline—can relax the muscles that pull the neck downward.