Many women consider Botox® and fillers when they begin to see signs of aging. While both Botox® and fillers are used for the face, they each have a different purpose.
Botox® is a specific brand name product whose purpose is to weaken the facial muscles that are used to create certain facial expressions. Botox® helps to reduce wrinkles and the development of crow’s feet, soften the chin pad, help turn up the lips, and help elevate the eyebrows.
Fillers, on the other hand, is an entire category of brand name products that are used primarily to fill or plump areas of the face that have lost volume over time.
Botox® and Fillers in your 20s
Botox® and fillers are something that many women consider when they begin to truly see significant signs of aging in their thirties and forties. But many women in their 20s are now considering these treatments.
While Botox® can help slow and prevent signs of aging by relaxing the muscles eventually create expression lines, it is also a procedure that has to be maintained, meaning that Botox® treatments would need to be regularly applied to keep the muscles relaxed.
On the other hand, fillers are a semi-permanent solution that helps keep the lips and cheeks youthful, delaying, or minimizing the first signs of aging. While you are young, you can help to minimize the aging process by focussing on keeping your skin as healthy as possible. Get the right skin care products and stick to a good, consistent skincare routine.
Botox® and Fillers in your 30s
As the skin ages, its elasticity begins to fade – this is what ultimately causes wrinkles to form. Botox® is a great way to help prevent the signs of aging, but another option to consider in your 30s is fillers to help fill the face back out. This will reduce and prevent wrinkles and keep the skin feeling tight and young. So, before the true signs of aging appear, consider getting fillers occasionally while still managing a healthy skincare routine.
Also, consider using Botox® in your 30s to prevent or relax and smooth crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. Fillers can also be used to enhance lips and cheeks and reduce the appearance of tear troughs and smile lines.
Botox® & Fillers in your 40s and 50s
Once you reach your 40s, showing some signs of aging is inevitable, so managing to age becomes the goal. The use of both Botox® and fillers can be an option. While Botox® does have to be maintained, meaning it will need to be treated about twice a year, it is likely the most effective option. Botox® and fillers are a safe, simple, and minimally invasive way to improve confidence by helping to get rid of some signs of aging and managing others.
Botox® should be considered to relax and smooth crow’s feet, chin dimpling, frown lines on the forehead, etc. Fillers help restore lost fullness, smooth out lines, and subtly enhance the lips and cheeks to help patients look as young as they feel. Fillers can also be used to revive a contoured chin and jawline.
How to get Botox® & Fillers
One of the most important aspects of any cosmetic procedure, even something considered as minor like Botox® or fillers is who is doing it and where it is getting done. At Clearpoint Health, rest assured in the safety and ease of the process by knowing that it will be supervised by a plastic surgeon and administered by a registered nurse that has a special focus on facial anatomy.
If Botox® or fillers are something you have been considering, contact us to discuss your options and next steps. Our specialists can help you decide which option best fits your lifestyle and will work to achieve your vision.