A majority of people who choose dermal fillers and other cosmetic anti-aging and skin care procedures are above the age of 35.
They want facial filler injections in order to mitigate the signs of aging and restore a smoother, more youthful face. In some cases, people in their twenties may seek dermal filler injections if they want to achieve a more attractive pout or improve minor deformities in the nose or chin.
Dermal fillers are also chosen by many candidates to add volume to the cheeks or fill the hollows or depressions below the eyes. The treatment provider will determine the patient’s fitness for a filler treatment before going ahead with the injection procedure. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing dermal fillers and various other aesthetic treatments to patients in Austin, TX and other neighborhoods across the landscape.
The typical characteristics of a good candidate for dermal filler injections would include one or more of the following:
- Conspicuous nasolabial folds or deep lines between the mouth and the nose
- Appearance of smoker’s lines around the mouth
- Sunken cheeks because of volume loss in the mid-face
- Thin or irregularly shaped lips
- A receding chin
- Minor nose concerns such as a poor nasal tip or an unsightly nose bump
Any individual over the age of 18, who is bothered by the appearance of conspicuous signs of aging on the face but wants to avoid surgery, may be a suitable candidates for dermal fillers. Both women and men are equally good candidates. The ideal candidate would be a non-smoker or having a clear commitment to follow the surgeon’s advice about stopping the habit for a specific time period.
Non-smokers usually make ideal candidates for dermal fillers because they will have a faster healing. The sucking and squinting motions made during smoking deepen the facial lines, which can make the results of fillers less sustainable. Fillers are also very effective for candidates who only want to treat a specific area of the face and do not have the problem extending to the entire face.
Candidates who choose non-animal fat based fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero Balance, or Radiesse will normally not be required to undergo an allergy test prior to the dermal filler treatment. Many of the FDA approved dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring compound in the body, and will have no allergic reaction in most cases. But if the patient wants to receive bovine collagen injections, they will be required to receive prior allergy testing.
Who is an Unsuitable Candidate?
Pregnant or breastfeeding women are usually recommended to avoid dermal filler injections. If the candidate suffers from active acne, they will have to get the condition treated first in order to minimize the risk of infection following dermal filler injections.
Candidates with an auto-immune disorder should consult with their physician before selecting dermal filler treatment. Accomplished dermatology expert Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for dermal filler injections.