Who can get filler?
At Amelia Aesthetics, you must be 21 or older to have a dermal filler treatment. But outside of that, there is no specific age to be a good candidate. You’re not too young at 21 and you’re not too old at 60.
Maybe you’re in your 20s and your lips aren’t as full as you wish. You’ve saved up some money and found an awesome licensed injector–you could be a good lip filler candidate.
Or maybe you’re in your 40s and are starting to notice your cheekbones aren’t as prominent due to aging or major weight loss. You could also be a great dermal filler candidate.
The range of good candidates for dermal filler is partly because dermal fillers offer more than just one benefit.
Fillers can be an anti-aging cosmetic procedure, mimic bone structure, add volume, reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, and hyaluronic acid fillers can even add moisture.
So if you’re wondering if you’re too old or too young or looking for the perfect time, the answer is the right time is when you’re wanting to add moisture, create volume, and contour the face.
Need some social proof? The Bustmob Skincare Community is buzzing with women showing off their dermal filler results and before and after photos. The Community is a great resource for seeing filler treatments in different areas of the face like under the eyes, chin, jawline, lips, and cheeks.
We know a vague answer like, “There’s no perfect age,” is annoying. But let’s dig into the dermal filler weeds a bit to set realistic expectations to know if dermal fillers are right for you.
Here’s the deal–dermal fillers are not permanent. There are very few permanent fillers on the market and we do not, we repeat, we do not recommend them.
Typically they are made from something like silicone that can migrate and you do not want to put that in your face.
What’s nice about fillers is that they last anywhere from 6-14 months depending on what areas are treated. So if you want to try it out, you could, knowing you’re not signing on for life.
You can learn more about dermal filler treatment areas in the free Bustmob Academy app.
Can Anyone Do Dermal Fillers?
There are definitely some do’s and don’ts when it comes to choosing a dermal filler injector.
You really want to ensure the person you choose is licensed and trained in aesthetic injections. Think along the lines of:
- Registered nurses
- Nurse practitioners
- Physician assistants
And when we say training, we’re not talking about a weekend dermal filler training course. So be sure to get the full scoop on their background and experience.
Some plastic surgeons will also offer injection treatments, but even then, if dermal filler injections aren't a normal part of the surgeon’s day, your best bet is with dedicated licensed injectors who administer Botox and dermal filler procedures all day every day.
But that’s not all, your injector should also be staying up to date on their training, new products that hit the market, and updates in injection techniques and safety. The world of aesthetics is always changing and it’s important that your injector is in the know.
You also want an injector that has had not just one, but many rodeos. You don’t want to be an injector’s first client. You want to be their 1000th.
The art of aesthetics is just that, an art and a skill. Your injector should be very intentional about how much filler to use and where the injection site will be to avoid complications.
You can learn more about dermal filler safety in the full dermal filler video series in the free Bustmob Academy app.
Curious about starting treatments, but don’t know where to begin?
Good news! This is just one in a full series of fun, factual videos in the Bustmob Academy app to simplify your skincare research.
From commonly told myths and FAQs, to recovery time and costs, Jenny Eden, founder of Bustmob, and Gretta Nance, lead educator at Amelia Aesthetics, break down your skincare and Medspa treatment research into bite-size, binge-able pieces.
Schedule a consultation to get personalized advice for your skin or hop in the free Bustmob Skincare Group to get tips, advice, and expertise on everything from eye creams and sun damage prevention to Botox injections.