There's no right or wrong time and it's more common than you might think. Many of us have considered it, but have put it off because of the stigma, lack of information, or are concerned about when to have it.

So, we're breaking it all down, and giving you all the info on exactly when's a good time to consider having cosmetic injections, and if they are right for you.

IN YOUR 20s

Although lines and wrinkles are not usually a concern when you're in your twenties, appearance medicine can be used as a preventative measure to help slow the signs of ageing. As we all know, it's easier to prevent wrinkles, than try and correct them later! "Treating areas before lines and wrinkles develop, relaxes the active muscles before allowing possible wrinkles to form," explains Caci training manager Fleur Evans.

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IN YOUR 30s

During our 30s, collagen and new skin cell production slows, skin becomes thinner and signs of ageing start to appear. The forehead wrinkles, crows' feet and frown lines are often more pronounced because of constant movement of the skin. If you've noticed your makeup creasing and sitting in the fine frown lines, then appearance medicine treatments might be right, it will help smooth out the area and reduce the fine lines that have developed, while also preventing them from getting worse.

IN YOUR 40s

In our 40s loss of volume and firmness can occur; this is when appearance medicine and fillers can help rejuvenate our skin, by adding volume, reducing lines, and correcting the signs of aging. It can help soften, but may not completely eliminate them, this is when filler can assist, by adding volume under the skin to smooth out the canvas and give more youthful appearance.

Crow's feet are one of the most commonly treated areas, reducing the lines around the eyes can make you look more refreshed, more youthful, and also make your eyes appear larger.

To have any specific appearance medicine questions addressed in absolute confidence, or for more information on the cost of these treatments, have a free consultation at Caci Whangarei, 110 Bank St, or call 09 438 1942.