In an era where self-care has become synonymous with aesthetic transformations and cosmetic enhancements have become the new norm, the quest for age-appropriate aesthetic interventions has gained a lot of momentum. One such avenue that has become increasingly popular in the past few years is the use of dermal fillers to subtly enhance features and restore a youthful appearance.
This love for going under the needle is born out of a desire to look good on social media in our always camera-ready lifestyles. Spending the past few years in the lockdown, staring at ourselves in the Narcissian pool of Zoom has only intensified this desire.
Culturally speaking, there’s a tendency to look at fillers and other non-cosmetic procedures as being motivated purely by vanity, but in fact, they can be intrinsic to a person’s sense of self. We would argue that confidence is the single largest reason why people receive dermal fillers. Many people seek assistance with medical issues that may impact appearance, such as visible scarring or facial asymmetry. For transgender patients, dermal fillers offer a viable solution to change the masculinity or femininity of one’s appearance to fight gender dysmorphia or feel accepted by society.
The key to getting the desired result lies in choosing the right filler that complements one’s individual needs while also being age-appropriate. But before delving into the selection of this treatment, it’s essential to grasp the nuances of the aging process of the skin. Aging affects the skin structure and causes a gradual loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid reserves. These components contribute to the skin’s elasticity, hydration, and provide an overall youthful appearance. As our body grows old, these elements diminish, making fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging more pronounced in the skin.
Tailoring fillers to age groups
Early 20s to Mid-30s: Prevention and Maintenance
In the early stages of aging, the main goal of skin enhancements and skin care is often to prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines and maintain the youthful vibrancy of the skin. Dermal fillers such as hyaluronic-acid-based products are a great option for this age group as they help maintain hydration while also subtly enhancing the features. Lip augmentations, cheek enhancements, and under-eye rejuvenation are also popular choices in this age group. More often that not, the main objective for this age group is to enhance natural beauty rather than dramatically alter one’s appearance.
Mid-30s to Early 50s: Addressing Fine lines and Volume loss
As people start moving into their mid-30s and beyond, the signs of aging become more apparent on their skin. This makes fine lines and volume loss the focal points of intervention. Hyaluronic acid fillers still remain a viable option for this age group, however, topping it off with collagen-stimulating fillers yields the best results with a more long-term effect.
Late 50s and Beyond: Restoration and Rejuvenation
For people in their late 50s and beyond, the focus of skin enhancements shifts towards comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Therefore, combining various fillers to address multiple concerns at a time is common. Hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid fillers can be strategically used to restore volume loss, life sagging skin, and improve the overall skin texture. The main aim here is to achieve natural-looking results that enhance the skin’s appearance without seeming overly artificial.
How to choose the right filler?
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are a popular choice among clients due to their versatility and reversibility. These fillers are well-suited for addressing fine lines, wrinkles, and adding subtle volume. Their reversible nature provides a safety net in case one wants some adjustments after the procedure.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers
Fillers made of calcium hydroxylapatite like Radiesse, stimulate collagen production and offer long-lasting results. They are particularly effective in addressing deep wrinkles and restoring volume in areas that are prone to sagging such as the midface.
Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers
Poly-L-Lactic acid fillers such as Sculptra work by stimulating the production of collagen over time. These are used to create structure, framework, and volume to the face. This makes them ideal for comprehensive facial rejuvenation and provides gradual and natural-looking results.
Living our lives on social media, from morning GRWMs to posting daily night routines, everybody is chasing the ideal of ‘natural’ beauty. Skin positivity is the next big thing, but with our busy lives, hectic schedules, and improper eating habits, achieving naturally perfect glowing skin is a difficult task. Fillers are a great stepping stone for people to achieve clear, radiant skin without investing a huge chunk of time and effort in the day.
Here, at Alive Wellness Clinics we believe in providing holistic solutions to people’s skin concerns. From preventative measures to restorative procedures, our trained experts and qualified dermatologists provide customized solutions to help you achieve your skin’s needs. Book an appointment now and embark on the journey of having beautiful luminous skin at every stage of your life.