Anti-Wrinkle Injections through the Ages


It seems logical that individuals would begin to seek anti-wrinkle injections (commonly referred to as fillers) after the age of 40. As we age, facial muscles lose their strength and the fatty tissues typically present in our youth begin to dissipate, leaving sunken and drooping features.

Dermal fillers have become an increasingly popular option for those experiencing premature ageing and who wish to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles around their face, but with the ever-increasing media presence of celebrities and other entertainment realms, younger clientele are beginning to make their way into plastic surgery centres. Patients as young as 20 and 30 are enquiring about how dermal fillers can enhance their appearance.

Although the demographic for injectables is getting younger, there are still differences in the way fillers are administered for various ages. In order to determine the best filler for your face, a consultation should be scheduled with Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery, but in the mean time, we can give you an overview of how anti-wrinkle injections can impact the faces of many ages.

Fillers for 20 and 30-Somethings

On average, fine lines and wrinkles are less present in those under 40, but differences in lifestyle can place you on either end of the spectrum. It is not unheard of for people in their 20s to start seeing forehead lines, and many of them desire a preventative treatment option. Injectables can be administered on an annual or bi-annual basis to relax the facial muscles so that they may become less present with age and decrease the chances of receiving more permanent procedures, such as a face lift, in the future.

Additionally, many young people wish to enhance certain features in the face, regardless of whether wrinkles are present. Injecting the lips with filler, for instance, has become a popular cosmetic enhancement that is increasingly accessible and low-maintenance. Since younger people tend to have much of the fatty tissues still present in their faces, smaller amounts of filler should be used for enhancements in order to create natural and proportional results. This is why it is imperative that candidates seek treatment from an experienced plastic surgeon who can evaluate your skin, determine the best filler for your needs and administer the appropriate amount.

40+ Injectables

By the time patients reach 40 years old, years of sun exposure and other lifestyle choices are now making appearances on visible parts of the body, and fine lines, wrinkles and age spots are becoming more present. This is usually a time when many people will consult their plastic surgeon about dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections, which can significantly improve the appearance of lines on the face.

Anti-wrinkle injections specifically target muscles in the face that have been overexerted through the years and that have begun to change overall facial countenance. When injected, they prompt the muscles to relax so that they no longer create unappealing wrinkles. Even when the muscles are exerted after treatment, the injectables will soften them to a point where lines are no longer present and the skin looks smoother.

In addition to injectables and dermal fillers can reduce lines in the face without touching the underlying muscles. For patients who may not want to alter their facial structure, but wish to simply remove wrinkles that have occurred separately from muscle movement, dermal fillers are an ideal compromise.

Although facial lines are more common in older clientele, it is important to take into consideration individual facial contours when developing a filler regimen. Regardless of age, fillers should be injected according to your specific cosmetic desires and applied with your health considerations in mind. To find out more about how anti-wrinkle injections can benefit your appearance and slow the natural ageing process, call Melbourne Institute of Plastic Surgery on (03) 9508 9508.