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 neuromodulators (facial muscles) that are used to create certain facial expressions. Botox helps to reduce 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 the name of 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 20’s
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.
Social media selfies undeniably rule the world of the millennials, with Samsung estimating that the average millennial may take over 25,000 in their lifetime. As millennials constantly view their image in detail, they quickly identify areas they would like to improve or change and notice subtle signs of aging as they first appear.
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 still young, focus 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 30’s
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 skin care 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 40’s and 50’s
Once you reach your 40s, showing some signs of aging is inevitable, so managing aging 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 Centric 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.