When to Consider Facial Fillers

The fountain of youth might be a myth, but there are more cosmetic treatments and plastic surgery procedures available than ever to help you look and feel as youthful as possible at every age.  Facial fillers give a non surgical treatment for making improvements to your skin.

At Rick J. Smith, MD, our plastic surgeon Dr. Smith and our team offer a range of aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures at our office in East Lansing, Michigan.

When to consider facial fillers

Everyone’s skin type is different. Some people are fortunate enough to look years or even decades younger than their actual age, while others begin to notice the first signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, as early as their 20s. 

When it comes to investing in your appearance and doing what you can to manage the aging process, the “right” solution is the one that works best for you.

In general, collagen production starts to slow down in the mid to late 20s for most people, which is when many men and women start to notice crow’s feet, frown lines, and looser skin around the jaw and cheeks.

Some of the first and most common signs that you might benefit from facial fillers include:

Keep in mind that Botox® and facial fillers like Juvederm® are not the same things, and generally target different areas on your face. 

Botox injections relax the muscles that control facial movements like blinking and squinting, so they’re usually applied to soften the lines on your forehead, between your brows, and around your eyes.

Juvederm fills in large wrinkles or adds more body to hollow cheeks and eyes. It can also plump the lips. 

Start with a consultation

Whether you’re 25 or in your 50s or 60s, it’s never too late to invest in your appearance and address concerns you may have about the aging process. Taking a proactive approach as soon as you start to notice changes in your skin’s texture and appearance gives you more options, especially if you want to opt for non-surgical and less invasive procedures. 

Facial fillers are a great place to start if you want subtle and natural-looking results. Any cosmetic treatment you choose should always be performed by licensed and experienced injectors under the supervision of a plastic surgeon. 

At your consultation, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your skin and take any lifestyle factors into account to recommend the best cosmetic procedure for your skin type and your desired results.

For more information about facial fillers and to discuss the best cosmetic or plastic surgery treatments for you, contact us today to schedule an appointment  at our office in East Lansing, Michigan, or request an appointment online.

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