Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
I am 25 and have a few fine lines on my forehead and around my smile that I would like to take care of. Would using fillers or anti-wrinkle injections at this age have negative repercussions down the road? Would my skin become dependent on these things?
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used at a younger age for those who have strong muscles of facial expressions, or for those who are starting to etch lines in their skin as a result of these expressions. There are no dependency issues, and should you decide to cease use of these injections, the skin will not worsen. It might even help prevent the deepening of these lines and reduce the speed of skin ageing.