Can I Be Too Old for Fillers?

An older woman wearing white cropped pants and a knitted poncho sites on the beach at sunrise and smilesYou’re never too old for fillers! These non-surgical injectable treatments provide a wide array of rejuvenation and enhancement benefits for people of diverse ages. Whether you want to plump your lips, smooth out wrinkles, rejuvenate aging hands, or have some other goal – dermal fillers could very well be the right option!

There is no upper age limit at which dermal fillers are ill-advised. Instead, you should work with an experienced injector who understands facial anatomy, the aging face, and what fillers can and cannot do. Our practice features our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Steven Greene. Once we examine your face and understand your goals, we will make customized recommendations for treatment.

Dermal fillers can in fact be well-suited to people in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. Fillers:

  • Augment and define thinning lips
  • Fill and smooth deep wrinkles
  • Soften the appearance of dark circles under the eyes
  • Fill in the lost volume that creates a sunken tear trough and under-eye hollows
  • Rejuvenate aging hands that have lost volume

Age causes a natural depletion of the volume beneath our skin. The natural loss of facial fat changes your facial shape and the smoothness of your skin. Your skin will get thinner as well. The result of all of this is that your face develops wrinkles and creases, the lips thin out and droop, the cheeks descend, and hollows and shadows may form across your face.

Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are really good at restoring lost volume and defining contours. Made from hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, or another substance, dermal fillers provide scaffolding to keep your skin firm, youthful, and smooth. Depending on the type of filler, the results last between several months to a couple of years. For many of the dermal fillers at our practice, the results are immediate! Plus there’s little to no downtime, making it possible to get back to your normal activities right away.

Dermal Fillers for a Diverse Age Range

If you’re in your 50s, 60s, or older, and want to find out if dermal fillers are the right way to rejuvenate your skin, please call Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle at 206-402-4797.