Injectables are an effective way to turn back the clock and reverse the signs of aging. In fact, injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers have become some of the most sought-after facial rejuvenation solutions in recent years. One of the most common questions Dr. Fitzgerald receives from patients interested in these treatments involves the right time to start undergoing the procedure.
Unfortunately, there is no one answer that applies to everyone. Instead, the right time for you to start getting injectables depends on when you start experiencing a desire to address the signs of aging that have developed. That being said, it has become increasingly popular in recent years for men and women to start getting injectables at an earlier age. This is often done with the intention of preventing wrinkles before they start to form.
“Prejuvenation” with BOTOX® Cosmetic
There is a new term being used in association with the goal of injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic. Many individuals are seeking this treatment with the goal of “prejuvenation.” In other words, the intention is to achieve a rejuvenated appearance by preventing fine lines and wrinkles from developing in the first place.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective prejuvenation treatment due to the way that it works to smooth the appearance of wrinkles. This injectable temporarily prevents your facial muscles from contracting, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles caused by these muscle contractions. By beginning BOTOX® Cosmetic injections before these wrinkles actually start forming, you can potentially delay their onset.
This prejuvenation trend has resulted in a growing number of men and women starting BOTOX® Cosmetic injections in their mid to late 20’s. According to a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 565,000 injectable treatments have been performed on individuals in their 20’s.
The Right Time for Dermal Fillers
Your body’s natural collagen production begins to decrease in your mid 20’s. Once this occurs, you may start noticing the signs of aging associated with lost facial volume. As a result, an increasing number of men and women have begun using dermal fillers in their late 20’s and early 30’s.
Dermal fillers provide a wide range of facial rejuvenation benefits and can be used to:
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Add volume to cheeks
- Plump up lips
- Add definition to your chin or jaw line
Combining Fillers for Enhanced Results
You can also combine several dermal fillers in order to achieve enhanced facial rejuvenation results. This is commonly referred to as a liquid facelift. By combining several fillers with complementary benefits, you can obtain a more dramatic outcome that accomplishes many of the benefits listed above with one procedure.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Fitzgerald will recommend the right combination of fillers and injectables to achieve your unique aesthetic goals.
Contact our Los Angeles Cosmetic Dermatologist
Ultimately, the right time to start getting injectables depends on your preferences. While we’re seeing an increasing number of individuals begin treatments in their 20’s and early 30’s, there are still many people who choose to wait longer to seek out facial rejuvenation solutions. Once you are ready to begin the process, Dr. Fitzgerald will recommend an individualized treatment plan that addresses your unique goals and signs of facial aging.
Please contact Dr. Rebecca Fitzgerald using the form on this page or call 323-464-8046 today to schedule a facial rejuvenation consultation. We serve patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas of California.