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Right Age to Start Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injections of gel-like substances underneath your skin. They change your skin’s appearance and are a popular minimally invasive treatment for wrinkles. This is a very popular treatment for those with wrinkles as over one million people get dermal fillers each year. The natural aging process can cause your skin to sag or become wrinkled due to a loss in facial fat and collagen in your skin. The loss of collagen is also related to a decline in your skin’s elasticity, making it look more tired and aged. You may feel that your face has lost its elasticity or needs some plumping up, but it’s always difficult to know when exactly you should start using dermal fillers. Below you will find information on the right age to start dermal fillers and cosmetic injections in Santa Barbara.

When Should I Get Dermal Fillers?

This is a question that has no right answer because it entirely depends on your skin. Each person’s skin matures at different rates. Lifestyle factors can also take a toll on your skin and body, impacting how fresh or tired your skin looks. The following can speed up the aging process.

  • Sun exposure
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol use
  • Poor diet
  • Significant weight fluctuations
  • Dehydration

Many other factors can speed up the natural aging process
With that, it’s completely up to you when you want to begin using injectable dermal fillers. Most women start dermal fillers between the ages of 40 and 54. Some women do get fillers between the ages of 20 and 39. However, it is one of the least common cosmetic treatments in that age group.

Botox v. Dermal Fillers

Botox seems to be a more commonly known cosmetic procedure when it comes to wrinkles. However, there are notable differences between Botox and dermal fillers. Botox essentially relaxes your muscles to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, they prohibit the area treated from moving, so you don’t further deepen any wrinkles that were already there. Injectable dermal fillers differ in the sense that they plump up your skin and add volume. This ultimately results in your skin looking smoother and fuller. Both are excellent options, and you should talk with your surgeon about which one is right for you based on your expectations and the state of your skin.

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

One of the top benefits of dermal fillers is how dynamic they are in terms of areas for use. No matter what your problem areas are, you can likely use dermal filler to plump the area. In this regard, there is no right age to start dermal fillers. Below are some of the common areas that dermal fillers are used to enhance.

Under-Eye Area:

This can help with dark circles and sunken in under eyes making your face look brighter and more youthful.

Smile Lines:

While smiling and laughing can bring joy to your life, they can also result in wrinkles. Dermal fillers can fill your smiles lines and the folds around your nose.

Forehead and Crow’s Feet:

If you are an expressive person, you’ll likely have some wrinkles on your forehead and crow’s feet on the outside area of your eyes. These can be smoothed out with dermal fillers.

Cheeks:

If your cheeks are more sunken in, dermal fillers can plump and help structure them to look fuller and more youthful.

Lips:

If you have thinner lips and want some volume, dermal fillers can get your pout looking fuller.

Chin:

For those with an undefined chin, fillers can shape and fill your chin, so you look chiseled and symmetrical.

Hands:

You can often tell a woman’s age by her hands. For plumper, fuller-looking hands dermal fillers can take the age off of your hands.

Chest Area:

Wrinkles from excessive sun exposure can form on your chest. This can make a person look much older. Dermal fillers can be strategically used to erase the look of the wrinkles on your chest.

Dermal Fillers in Southern California

Dr. Brent Moelleken is a well-known cosmetic surgeon with years of experience in plastic surgery in Beverly Hills. He is one of the most highly trained surgeons in the country and received his training at Harvard, Yale, and UCLA. He has also been selected as one of Vogue Magazine’s “Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in America.” Contact Dr. Brent’s office today for a consultation.

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