The effects of aging are inevitable. How we care for our skin throughout the years can make a big difference when it comes to dealing with the lines and wrinkles that tend to creep up in our 30s and 40s. Genetics play a significant role in how our skin ages, which is why you see naturally wrinkle-free women well into their 50s. If you’re trying to determine the best age to start using fillers to treat the crow’s feet around your eyes or a fine line here and there, there are a few factors to consider.
The Right Treatment for Your Skin
To put it simply, the best age to start using fillers may be when you begin to notice the changes in your face when you look in the mirror. This could happen sooner for some than others. On the other hand, some women choose to have BOTOX® and other injectable filler treatments as young as their 20s, even before they see any signs of aging. Injectable fillers are often used as a preventative measure to help reduce the potential of fine lines forming in common areas around the eyes and mouth. The idea is to prevent the skin from wrinkling in the first place.
What are the Benefits of BOTOX?
Botox has been a popular and well-known wrinkle treatment for many years. This nonsurgical treatment was designed to soften the look of lines and wrinkles by blocking the nerves that contract underlying muscles at the injection site. So, your frown lines and crow’s feet may be able to be smoothed out as well.
The fact that a BOTOX session can be done in the same amount of time as a lunch break is a frequently cited benefit of this type of treatment. If you’re looking to make improvements without an invasive procedure, this could be an option for you. In addition to that, BOTOX has also been used to provide relief from chronic migraine headaches as well as a treatment for excessive sweating, stress incontinence, jaw clenching and teeth grinding.
How Do Injectable Fillers Treat the Skin?
There’s no need to worry about any of the worry lines on your forehead because you have treatment options.
The loss of collagen and elasticity in our skin is common with age. Plus, some people have to deal with additional factors such as the effects of sun exposure or poor lifestyle habits such as smoking, which can cause premature signs of aging. Injectable fillers aim to address those issues by plumping up the areas you would like to be treated.
Injectable fillers typically contain hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in our skin, or FDA-approved synthetic, biocompatible (meaning safe to use in the body) substances that can help restore the volume in your face that has decreased over the years. Dermal fillers are also used to address deep facial folds, facial asymmetry in the lips or nose as well as acne pits and scars. Just like with BOTOX, a major benefit of treatments like injectable fillers is that there is virtually no downtime, so you can get right back to your day when you’re done.
What to Consider Before Getting BOTOX or Injectable Fillers
When you’re trying to determine the best age to start using fillers, keep in mind that as you age, you may benefit from a combination of treatments that address various concerns. Look into whether BOTOX and injectable fillers may be administered in conjunction with other types of cosmetic treatments when you arrange your initial consultation. It’s also crucial to find an experienced, certified and licensed provider to administer your injectables, as well as any other cosmetic or med spa treatment. That way, you can rest assured that your face will be, quite literally, in the hands of a professional.
Dr. Eric Mariotti, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is known throughout the East Bay for his genuine compassion and the remarkable results he creates. Women and men come to his plastic surgery practice in Concord because he is highly trained and experienced, and has a caring personality. His patients think of him as a down-to-earth guy who happens to be a talented plastic surgeon.