When’s the Best Time to Start Getting Fillers?

Getting older is an unavoidable process, but it is possible to keep the signs of aging at bay thanks to the wide availability of cosmetic anti-aging treatments now available. Facial fillers are one of the most popular methods for addressing the indicators that betray our advancing years.

These injectable treatments work by temporarily adding volume to the skin so that it appears plumper, smoother, and more youthful. This helps to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, and even many deeper and more obvious folds. When fillers are performed by a trained and experienced aesthetic provider, treatment is very safe, effective and helps patients to feel much happier and more confident in their own skin.

Studies show that most people who want to get facial fillers first start to undergo treatment between the ages of around 40 and 54. But when actually is the best time to start receiving this popular and effective anti-aging treatment?


Signs That Indicate You Might Benefit from Facial Fillers

Every patient is different and so there isn’t necessarily a ‘right’ time to start getting anti-aging treatments like fillers. However, if you notice any of the following, you may be a good candidate to start receiving facial filler treatments:

  • Loss of volume in your cheeks and lower half of your face

  • The formation of deeper lines and wrinkles around the mouth, particularly the lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth, and from the mouth to the jaw

  • Sagging skin around your jaw that causes a loss of definition in your face shape

  • Lines around the eyes, between the eyebrows, and across the forehead

It’s important to be aware that the results achieved using fillers are only temporary, with most lasting between 4 and 6 months before further treatment is required to maintain them. Therefore, if you want to be able to retain your new appearance, you will need to commit to regular filler procedures.

Proactive Anti-Aging

Your face might not be betraying the signs of aging just yet, but there’s nothing to stop you from taking a proactive approach to getting older. In fact, many cosmetic experts encourage people to think this way since starting with treatments early can help to delay the onset of lines, wrinkles, and other common indicators of aging skin. If you are in your 20s or early 30s and would like to start thinking about proactive anti-aging treatments, speak to your aesthetic surgeon.

Time for More Serious Intervention

Although there is no upper age limit on dermal fillers, there does come a time when they won’t be effective enough to make a significant improvement to your appearance. At this point, it may be necessary for you to consider more invasive treatment to counteract the signs of aging, such as a surgical facelift. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to advise you if you are a suitable candidate for fillers, or if an alternative aesthetic solution would help you to achieve the results that you are looking for.

If you would like to find out more about fillers or to find out if fillers are the right cosmetic treatment to help you combat the signs of aging, please don’t hesitate to contact our discreet and knowledgeable team who would be delighted to assist you.

Find out if it’s the right time to start getting fillers, contact Aesthetic Surgical Associates in Metairie, LA at (504) 226-8200.