Although BOTOX® and dermal fillers are injectable treatments, they work in completely different ways. BOTOX temporarily immobilizes the facial muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles along the forehead, around the eyes and between the brows.
Fillers, on the other hand, are gels which vary in their consistency. Dermal fillers can be used to soften wrinkles, make the lips appear fuller and fill out facial areas that appear hollow or sunken. BOTOX and fillers treatments can even be combined to provide more comprehensive results.
So, when is the best age to start using them? While that answer will depend on you and your needs, here are some common concerns according to age and how BOTOX and fillers may be able to help.
In Your 20s
For this age group, men and women will usually experience wrinkles when they move their face. The acts of smiling, squinting and frowning can reveal fine lines that might not have been there just a few years prior. Using BOTOX and dermal fillers as a preventative measure may help delay the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles later on down the line.
In Your 30s
By this age, sunbathing, alcohol, smoking and stress can cause premature wrinkles including crow’s feet. For this age group, BOTOX can restrict the movement of the facial muscles and keep the wrinkles from further deepening.
In Your 40s and 50s
For people in this age group, they may begin to notice more significant changes in their facial appearance. Due to the decreased production in hormones and essential proteins like collagen and elastin, they may experience more skin laxity and lost facial volume. Combining BOTOX and dermal fillers can be very effective in treating both concerns.
In Your 60s and Beyond
Men and women in their 60s are older will more than likely have some wrinkling and skin laxity. However, lifelong skincare, healthy habits and early treatment and intervention may have reduced their appearance. If so, maintenance treatments may be all that is needed. However, if more severe wrinkling and sagging occurs, more invasive cosmetic surgery like a facelift may be needed.
The Best Age for BOTOX and Fillers
The best age for BOTOX and fillers largely depends on when you begin to see more lines and wrinkles. The age in which you begin to see these lines can depend on a variety of factors including genetics, personal habits and overexposure to the sun. However, adopting healthier habits and seeking treatment sooner may just keep you looking younger longer.