There are several effective and affordable ways to rejuvenate the face and restore lost volume without undergoing invasive cosmetic surgery. Dermal fillers are one treatment that is proving very popular amongst Cosmos Clinic clients. And it’s not just mature women who are gravitating towards injectable procedures. More than ever, men and women in their 30’s are visiting our Melbourne cosmetic surgery clinic for the first time.

Why Melbourne locals are using dermal fillers in their 30’s

Anti-wrinkle injections, Non-surgical Facelifts and dermal fillers have typically been associated with hiding the visible signs of aging. One of the commonly cited issues that occur when people age is volume loss. This can result in sagging of the skin, undereye hallows or fattened facial features.

Dermal fillers can effectively increase facial volume by filling in the treatment areas and as a result, rejuvenating the person’s entire face. Used in conjunction with Anti-wrinkle Injections, visible fine lines and deep creases can also be addressed.

But why are people in their 30’s opting for dermal fillers so young?

Stimulating collagen production

For many people, when they hit their 30’s they being to experience some degree of change with their skin. The fine smile lines begin to deepen, tear troughs become more evident and their skin quality shifts. There are several reasons for this including the natural decline in collagen production, overexposure to the sun, poor skincare practices or genetics.

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are made of natural complex sugar. This gel-like substance binds to water and when injected into the treatment areas, it fills the space where the volume has been lost. This type of filler also helps to stimulate the production of collagen, helping to make it more elastic and retain its strength and structure.

For some people entering their 30’s and with a desire to retain their youthful appearance, using dermal fillers is a preventative measure to hold off the visible signs of ageing.

Correcting problematic areas

One of the other reasons younger people are opting for dermal fillers is that they’re now in a position to address problem areas that have impacted their confidence for a number of years. Maybe it’s correcting the large bump of their nose or the asymmetry of their lips.

Dermal fillers can be effective at reshaping certain areas of the face without the need for invasive cosmetic or plastic surgery and enduring the anaesthetic, bruising and lengthy recovery times.

Effective but non-permanent

While some people are looking for a permanent solution, many young people are embracing the impermanence of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. This is because most are well aware that their desires change, in some cases as quickly as fashion trends.

The full lips or chiselled jawline they desire now, may not be what they want 5 years down the track. Perhaps they love the results but want to increase the quantity of filler overtime or reduce it slightly. The impermanence of Dermal Fillers allows for a change in mind without regret.

The results of hyaluronic acid Dermal Fillers can be seen immediately and can last from 6 to 24 months depending on the areas treated. Maintainance treatments can help to sustain the results long term and if left untouched, the filler will naturally dissolve.

Popular dermal filler treatments in your 30s

Dermal fillers can be used to treat many areas of the face, however, the most popular areas for men and women in their 30’s include:

  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Tear troughs
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Nose
  • Jawline

Potential problems with dermal filler treatments before your 30’s

While people in their 30’s are a popular dermal filler clientele in our Melbourne clinic, some cosmetic surgeons are reporting a growing trend of people in their early 20’s embracing the treatment.

There can be potential problems with using cosmetic injectables too young, including:

  • Opting for cheap facial filler injectables delivered by an unqualified or inexperienced injector.
  • Little regard as to the safety and potential side effects of dermal filler injections.
  • Having unrealistic expectations of what cosmetic injectables can achieve beyond treating the skin.
  • Over-filling treatment areas with a “more is more” mentality.
  • Focusing on injectables rather than adopting a healthy skincare regime such as daily sun protection.