Managing Facial Aging with Botox® and Dermal Fillers: When to Start?August 18, 2023 7:07 pm
Our faces go through natural changes that can affect our appearance and confidence. Many people turn to cosmetic procedures like Botox and dermal fillers to manage these signs of facial aging. However, one common question is when is the right time to start these treatments?
The effects of aging will vary from person to person, so in this blog we’re discussing considerations for when it may be time to start using Botox and dermal fillers.
Understanding Facial Aging
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and volume, leading to the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. This occurs due to a decrease in collagen and hyaluronic acid production, which are essential components for maintaining youthful skin.
Managing Facial Aging with Botox
Botox is commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive muscle movements over time. These wrinkles include forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles, smoothing out the wrinkles, and preventing further deepening.
Prevention is key when it comes to managing facial aging with Botox. It is generally recommended to start Botox treatments early to prevent the formation of deep wrinkles. Many patients choose to preventively begin Botox in their late twenties and early thirties.
Managing Facial Aging with Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are used to restore lost volume and replenish facial contours. They can effectively reduce the appearance of marionette lines and enhance lips and cheeks. Dermal fillers work by injecting a gel-like substance, typically made of hyaluronic acid, into the targeted areas.
The timing for dermal filler treatments may vary based on individual needs. Generally, dermal fillers are recommended when the first signs of volume loss become noticeable. Starting dermal filler treatments earlier can help slow the aging process and help you maintain a more youthful appearance.
Consult with a Professional about Facial Rejuvenation
If you notice deep or pronounced wrinkles or less voluminous lips or cheeks, it may be time to consider Botox or dermal fillers. At Bellevue Dental Oasis, Dr. Cheong would be happy to assess your needs, provide recommendations, and develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!