They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Cliché as it sounds, nipping something in the bud often takes far less effort than dealing with a full-blown treatment plan.

Take anti-aging, for instance. These days, the earlier you start to take care of your appearance, particularly your skin, the better. Hence the multi-step skincare routines where we cleanse, tone, and moisturize (don’t forget the SPF!) our way into plump, fresh skin that’ll hopefully stay that way for longer.

Some people also get regular treatments like facials to keep their skin in tiptop condition, and quite a few get started on injectables in their late 20’s. Neurotoxins like Botox, for instance, are sometimes used to prevent wrinkles before they actually form, especially for people with particularly strong facial expressions.  Some like it to simply enhance their look by getting an injection to produce a lip flip or brow lift.

if you’re starting to see some static fine lines and wrinkles forming (i.e., the ones that appear when your face is at rest), neurotoxin injections can definitely be a valuable piece of the prejuvenation puzzle to help improve their appearance -and prevent them from deepening over time. 

But what about dermal fillers? Is there a correct age to get started with them? And most importantly, can getting them in your 20’s help you fight the signs of aging ?

Let’s take a look.

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which can lead to volume loss and sagging in certain parts of the face.

dermal filler procedureDermal fillers are injectables that add or restore volume to areas like sagging cheeks or thinning lips. They are also commonly used to plump up and smooth nasolabial folds or marionette lines. 

Generally speaking, those who get fillers for anti-aging purposes usually do so in their 30’s , 40’s or up when they start to notice the effects of volume loss over time.

Biostimulatory dermal fillers like Sculptra stimulate the production of one’s own innate collagen, thereby, restoring volume.  This type of filler typically is injected in the periphery or “frame” of one’s face–in the temples, cheeks, jawline to help mimic bony structure adding more support to the overall face.  It also can affect the appearance of the skin in those areas due to the resultant collagen production.

So should you get dermal fillers in your 20’s? 

It really depends on the results you want. Most people who get dermal fillers in their 20’s usually do so to plump up their lips or to enhance other parts of their face as opposed to really needing to restore lost volume.  Some get it to correct a small or under projected chin.  

The question is can getting dermal fillers in your 20’s actually help fight the signs of long term aging? Well, this is yet to be seen, but seems possible if we are talking about the biostimulatory fillers, however, the more common hyaluronic acid filler products like Juvederm, Restylane, RHA tend to be more short acting.   The truth is, there really isn’t a “right” time to get dermal fillers. Everyone ages at a different rate and has different concerns and desired outcomes so it can vary from patient to patient.  

Regardless of your age, when you are considering injectables of any sort it is important to pick your injector wisely.  At ReJuv, Dr. Polon has been injecting patients for over 15 years and continues to receive extensive training on the most advanced techniques and innovative products.  She has helped hundreds of patients of varying ages in Erie, PA maintain their youthful looks longer, using a full complement of the popular FDA-approved Dermal Fillers & Neurotoxins commonly used to rejuvenate facial features. She takes the time to get to know each patient’s unique concerns, medical history and desired results to come up with a personalized treatment plan that will give them the best results possible.  

Schedule a consultation today and experience the difference for yourself.