What is the Best Age to Have Botox and Fillers?

Botox injections and dermal fillers are widely used to reverse the effects of the aging process, but have you ever wondered: “what is the best age to start Botox and fillers?”.
This article provides you with all you need to know about the best age to have Botox and fillers.

a woman showing her face and forehead wrinkles and wondering when is the best age to have Botox treatments and cosmetic fillers

General Facts

  • You can start having preventative Botox injections in your 20s.
  • In your late thirties, your skin begins to lose volume as collagen production drops.
  • You will likely notice dynamic wrinkles appear without making any facial expression.
  • You can use dermal fillers as soon as you reach the age of 18.
  • You will not need dermal fillers before your late 20s or early 30s.

a cosmetic surgeon injecting Botox and fillers to a woman's face

Why and when do you need Botox and fillers?

Even though people start having wrinkles as a part of the aging process, they do not have to appear at a relatively late age. Some people begin to have some wrinkles in their twenties or thirties, and that is why you need to pay attention to your skin at an early age. But the question that needs to be asked here is should you start having Botox injections as well? And when is the best time to do so?

The short answer is that the best age to have Botox and fillers is whenever you need to as long as you are over the age of 18. Some patients may need to do it in their 20s while others in their 30s, and that all depend on their skin’s condition.

Having Botox injections at an early age when you have barely any wrinkles is called preventative Botox. This procedure is used to delay the appearance of wrinkles and reduce their numbers as you grow older by reducing the movements of some of your muscles with Botox.

an old woman with wrinkles on her face

Why and when do I need Botox and fillers?

Botox in the 20s

Being in the 20s is awesome; you are young with glowing soft skin, yet you will start noticing some wrinkles as you move your face and make some facial expressions. Those wrinkles are what we call dynamic wrinkles as they are caused by muscles’ movements. You can notice them when you smile and frown.

Dynamic wrinkles usually appear when you move your facial muscles and go away when your face is relaxed. However, if they are still visible when your face is relaxed then you can start thinking about getting a preventative Botox injection.

There are other reasons to start getting Botox injections in your 20s like when you have wrinkles from sun damage or due to smoking or other reasons. It is safe to use at an early age. You just need to make sure to choose an experienced surgeon.

Dermal fillers in the 20s

Many people nowadays tend to use dermal fillers at younger ages, which may sound weird to some people. However, if you are planning to use dermal fillers to deal with aging signs then the mid-20s is a great age to start as your skin will start to have less collagen at this age.

Many people prefer starting early to maintain a younger and more natural look as they age. In addition, starting early may reduce the signs of aging on your face.

Of course, using dermal fillers in the 20s does not have always to aim to reduce the aging symptoms and get rid of wrinkles. Dermal fillers are widely used among young people to add more volume to some body parts like the lips and the cheeks.

Botox and dermal fillers results on a woman's face in her 20s

Botox and dermal fillers injection in the 20s

Botox in the 30s

When you are in your 30s, you will definitely start to notice some wrinkles and fine lines on your face. At this age, wrinkles will be more visible and will become clearer in your late-30s. If you have a stressful lifestyle or tend to go out without sunscreen, things may go worse as they can boost muscle memory and lead to more wrinkles. Therefore, thirties is the best age to have Botox and fillers in this case.

One of the most common signs that you would see in your 30s is crow’s feet (fine lines near your eyes) since the skin there is very thin. Using Botox in the 30s can help you prevent muscles from making facial wrinkles especially when you make facial expressions. Botox can make crow’s feet softer and decrease the wrinkles on your face.

an infographic showing the reasons and causes of crow's feet

What are the causes of crow’s feet?

Dermal fillers in the 30s

Patients in the 30s may have some wrinkles or fine lines but they may not really require dermal fillers. However, 30s is a good age to start preventative fillers. At this age, your skin will have lost more volume and become less elastic.

Dermal fillers will add more volume to the skin and work on filling the fine lines and wrinkles. They are ideal to help the skin induce collagen production and slow the aging symptoms.

Botox and dermal fillers results on a woman's face in her 30s

Botox and dermal fillers injection in the 30s

Botox in the 40s

At the age of 40, your wrinkles will become clearer and deeper than before. Your wrinkles will appear even without you moving any muscle. At this point, your cells’ regeneration will be slower and your collagen production will be reduced quite a lot.

Patients in their forties are less likely to benefit from using skin creams. Therefore, Botox injections can prevent the further development of the present wrinkles as they relax the muscles and limit their movements.

You are more likely to need Botox at this age if you have dehydrated skin with deep wrinkles. Having a stressful lifestyle will make you need to use Botox injections more.

Fillers in the 40s

While Botox relaxes the muscles and helps to prevent new wrinkles, you would still have the old-looking appearance. Fillers injections will compensate for the lost volume and help restore the younger looks.

Patients in their forties choose fillers when they want fast and significant results as other treatments may not work as well as fillers will. Fillers can also slow down the aging and the appearance of new wrinkles and fine lines. So when used along with Botox, they can help the patients look younger and enhance their skin for longer periods.

Botox and dermal fillers results on a woman's face in her 40s

Botox and dermal fillers injection in the 40s

Best age for Botox and dermal fillers

So, after that being said, if you are still wondering what the best age for Botox and dermal fillers is, the answer will be: ‘it depends’. The best age to get Botox is when you start seeing fine lines when you make certain expressions. This is usually in your mid-30s when the wrinkles are clear.

However, if you are more concerned about your appearance and want to maintain your young skin and look longer, you should probably consider preventative Botox. The 20s might be the best age for preventative Botox injections.

On the other hand, the use of dermal fillers is a bit different. If you want to have dermal fillers for reducing the effects of aging, you will not need fillers before your thirties. Dermal filler to change the size of your lip can be used as early as the age of 18.

before and after results of Botox and fillers injection

Before and After results of Botox and fillers injection


There are usually no risks associated with the use of Botox and dermal fillers at an early age. Therefore, it is possible to start getting Botox injections as soon as you become 18-years-old. Just consult with your plastic surgeon first and tell him/her exactly what you want and expect from the injection.

before and after result of Botox and fillers injection

Before and After results of Botox and fillers injection

If you have any questions, you may contact AriaMedTour to have them answer your questions and help you find the best plastic surgeon to have Botox and fillers injections.