Many of our patients ask us what the right age is to start getting injectable fillers for the face. While injectables were once primarily used to address existing lines and wrinkles, they are now also used as a preventative measure. More and more people are turning to products like Juvéderm®️ and Botox®️ to help stop signs of aging before they start.
These dermal fillers and neuromodulators can be utilized as part of an anti-aging maintenance routine, making it easier to correct future issues. Since everyone is unique, there really is no magic age to begin these types of treatments. Instead, it is a personal decision that you and your provider should discuss based on your needs and expectations.
What Signs of Aging Should I Look For?
Deep lines don’t happen overnight. Starting in your mid-20s, the body’s production of collagen starts to slow down. This leads to signs of aging like wrinkles, loss of volume and dullness. Start paying attention to any small changes you notice in the mirror, like fine lines, sagging and creases. People with sun damage often notice signs of aging much earlier than others.
What are Dermal Fillers Used For?
Lines that remain when your face is at rest are typically the ones patients want addressed first. Injectable fillers for the face like Restylane® Refyne™ and Belotero Balance® are generally used to treat these more static wrinkles like nasolabial lines. Many patients begin using fillers in their mid-20s as the first signs of aging start to crop up.
Dermal fillers can also be used for a wide range of other aesthetic concerns. They can be used to plump up thin lips, fill in under-eye hollows and add volume back to your cheeks. Fillers can even be used to make aging hands look more youthful and to add dimension to your chin.
What are Neuromodulators Used For?
To smooth out horizontal forehead lines and “11s” caused by facial expressions, neuromodulators such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® are typically used. These injectables can also be used to treat crow’s feet and elevate the eyebrows. More and more of our patients are starting to use Botox® before they even have any lines. This stops the wrinkles from ever developing at all. For this type of preventative care, people generally start getting injections in their 20s.
Is it Time for Injectable Fillers for the Face?
Simply put, the best time to start getting injectables is whenever you feel ready to start addressing the signs of aging. Choosing to begin these treatments while you’re relatively young has the added advantage of working preventatively. This makes it easier to maintain a youthful appearance and age more gracefully.
OBI BioAesthetic Institute
Starting injectable fillers is a personal decision that you should think carefully about. Always speak with an experienced, highly trained professional. At OBI BioAesthetic Institute, our licensed medical professionals will consult with you to address concerns and develop a plan that works for you. Together we can determine which injectable fillers for the face are right for you to maintain a beautiful, youthful appearance.
The team at OBI BioAesthetic Institute invites you to bridge the best you, from the inside – out. Call today 904-273-5454 to schedule your personalized Aesthetic Medicine consultation with Gerrie M. Obi, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CPSN.