What’s the Right Age to Start Dermal Fillers in Houston and KatyJune 8, 2018
There are many reasons why you may see a decline in facial volume over the years—genetics, sun exposure, smoking, stress, gravity, diet and exercise. However, the primary perpetrator is the natural aging process. Whether you’d like to make small changes to delay the unavoidable aging process a little while longer, or you want to completely reverse the signs of aging, we have all the options for you. Age might have inevitably crept up on you, but at the end of the day…age is just a number!
Throughout the Years
As you age, natural levels of two critical dermal components of a youthful appearance—collagen and elastin—start to diminish significantly. By your mid 20s, your body’s ability to produce collagen begins to decrease at a rate of one percent or more each year. Elastin creation wanes even earlier in life, and by middle age, your body generates very little, if any, new elastin. That means that although you may not notice it, you’re well into the aging process by the time you’ve hit 30. Lack of collagen and elastin mean that your skin is not as tight as it previously was, and it not only starts to sag, but winkles become more static and deeper.
What Is the Right Age to Start Fillers?
For preventative care, your 30s are the perfect time to start with occasional soft tissue treatments to keep wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin at bay as these are all right around the corner. The aging process might not yet be on your mind, but you could be doing your future self a huge favor by opting for dermal fillers in your 30s, and even possibly in your 20s.
If you prefer to wait before opting for dermal fillers, you won’t be alone. Most men and women start in their 40s and often continue into their later years. This is a crucial time to help boost your collagen stores and add volume to flattened features to regain a more youthful and crease-free look.
In reality, everyone’s goals vary just as everyone ages at different rates. While some men and women are interested in preventative care to help maintain their youthful appearance, some may opt to start only after they see the changes from depleted volume and sagging skin. Whenever you think you’re ready to start a series of dermal filler injections, then go for it!
The Right Dermal Filler for You
Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi offer a wide variety of dermal filler options to best address your specific needs and goals. Educating yourself on the available fillers is important, but it doesn’t replace a consultation with one of our board-certified physicians who can provide you with specific recommendations for your unique needs.
- From the makers of BOTOX® come the Juvéderm® collection of products which are popular Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers widely used in the Houston, Texas area. These fillers differ depending on their varying consistencies, from thinner to thicker. Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC are primarily used to fill in marionette lines and nasolabial folds as well as our #1 choice for lip augmentation. Juvéderm® Volbella is a newer soft tissue filler used for a more subtle non-surgical lip enhancement and to fill in superficial lines around the mouth, sometimes referred to as smoker’s lines. Juvéderm Vollure™ for moderate to severe parentheses lines, and Juvéderm Voluma® for is excellent for plumping cheeks by replenishing lost volume, while lifting sagging skin at the nasolabial folds and jowls.
- Another FDA-approved family of Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers are the Restylane® family. Restylane® is a great option for correcting undereye hollowing as well as to soften moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Restylane® Refyne and Defyne are for perfect for lips as well as a fantastic option to smooth nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Restylane® Lyft literally lifts and enhances the contours of the midface.
- Sculptra®, made from Poly-L-Lactic Acid, encourages your skin’s natural collagen production, restoring your facial structure and increasing volume over time. While Sculptra does work a little different than the typical HA filler, the results are longer lasting. Remember, we can even use Sculptra to perform a non-surgical Buttock Augmentation in our office with no downtime, no anesthesia while being comfortable the entire time.
- Although not technically a filler, Botox® works to achieve a similar outcome in the upper face, softening moderate to severe wrinkles and lines in the brow, forehead, and crow’s feet areas.
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Dermal Fillers in Houston at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics
To learn more about dermal fillers or to schedule a complimentary consultation with our board certified physicians, contact us online or give us a call at 281-242-1061. Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is conveniently located in Houston, Texas near Memorial, Spring Valley, Katy and the Galleria.