What is the right age for injectable dermal fillers?

May 6, 2019

woman being injected with syringe

At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners,  we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Centreville area with their skin care concerns. We offer a wide variety of services and treatments including dermal fillers for skin rejuvenation.

The point at which your skin shows signs of aging is a one of a kind combination of:

  • Genetic factors
  • Environmental influences
  • Lifestyle
  • Nutrition
  • Health
  • Stress

That makes it impossible for an ethical dermatologist to cite a specific age when injectable dermal fillers are appropriate. We urge women and men in the Centreville, VA area to consider these points.

woman being injected with syringeThe purpose of fillers

Products such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, and Belotero are called fillers because they do just that – add volume to fill depressions and wrinkles. These popular hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers work in two ways. First, they add immediate volume. Second, HA binds with water for additional plumping. Sculptra’s poly-L-lactic acid compound is a collagen stimulator. It gradually restores the structure and natural volume of skin.

Prevent vs. repair

There is increasing evidence that wrinkles can be postponed indefinitely with early use of injectables. You might think of it in terms of your favorite jeans. If you hang them up, right out of dryer, they stay flat. If you let them lay in a heap, you’ll have to press them, and some of the wrinkles will be permanently set. Your complexion is kind of like that. Application of fillers at the earliest sign of wrinkles requires less product and provides the internal structure skin needs to stay smooth. It avoids the need to play catch up later.

If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.

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