Confused about which treatment to opt for? Here’s a lowdown on the best procedures to consider whether you are in your 20s or 50s.
In recent times, there has been an upsurge in the demand for cosmetic treatments for preventive as well as aesthetic purposes. This sheer popularity amongst people of all ages has led to a proliferation of non or minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments. These procedures do what can be described as subtle refinement without going under the needle. Periodic refreshments of such cosmetic treatments, as you age, determine that you age with grace and no prominent signs of this ageing is manifested on your skin. Here’s a lowdown on the type of cosmetic treatment you should opt for based on your age:
For your 20s
- MICRODERMABRASION AND BOTOX
All skincare experts and enthusiasts agree with the fact that your 20s is the best time to start taking care of your skin and begin to consider preventive cosmetic treatments to prevent signs of ageing that crop up in the latter years. These preventive measures help to pay dividends later on. To do so, it is recommended that you establish a relationship with a board-certified dermatologist at this time to help you get a professional opinion on any of your concerns. That being said, a great cosmetic treatment to begin with is microdermabrasion. It is a minimally-invasive mechanical exfoliation cosmetic treatment. The treatment technique involves spraying your face with an exfoliant using a variable flow of vacuum suction that maintains contact with the skin whilst the exfoliants work to gently buff away dead-skin cells from the outermost layer of the skin. This helps renew skin texture, deep cleanse your face, treat clogged pores, and prevent acne. The skin looks radiant and smooth with a definitive reduction of the superficial fine lines and wrinkles. This is also the best time to get preventative Botox done where you may start to sign too much movement on the skin. Areas like between the eyebrows, forehead, and around the mouth typically show the first sign of ageing and by getting preventative Botox, you can stop the wrinkle from forming.
For your 30s
- DERMAL FILLERS
The first signs of ageing begin to appear rather unexpectedly when you are in your 30’s. Areas such as the forehead, around the eyes, and mouth are the most susceptible to getting fine lines and expression wrinkles. To combat this and prevent deep creases, soft tissue dermal fillers are ideal. Made of hyaluronic acid, collagen, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) these injectables restore volume, smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance the face’s natural contours. Keep in mind that fillers are different from Botox in the sense that the latter tends to ‘freeze’ or paralyze the facial muscles to prevent wrinkles after they have already been formed. The dermal filler cosmetic treatment is particularly popular because its natural results tend to compliment the face rather than dominate it.
For your 40s
Remember how we said the early signs of ageing begin to appear in your 30’s? If not maintained periodically with in-clinic cosmetic treatments, these signs become more pronounced in your 40’s. To control this dynamic emergence of deep creases, lines, and wrinkles, it is best to take proactive measures rather than having to opt for more invasive procedures down the line. During this time, neurotoxin injections such as Botox are helpful, in addition to dermal fillers. This muscle-paralyzing agent helps prevent the formation of wrinkles by injecting botulinum toxin into the desired region. Keeping up with botox by starting early can enable it to continue to have a smoothing and softening effect by inhibiting the muscle movement that causes lines and wrinkles.
For 50s and above
When we reach our 50s, our skin produces only about one-tenth of the estrogen it previously did. Because estrogen stimulates collagen and oil production, this dramatic loss manifests as dry, cracked skin, and existing fine and deep-set wrinkles will become more pronounced. The face begins to sag overall with the jaws and cheeks displaying the most prominent effect. The natural loss of volume that began in the 40s continues through the 50’s and 60’s, meaning sunken cheeks, thinner lips, hallowed eyes, and pronounced lines around the mouth. To combat this and tighten skin laxity, a non-invasive cosmetic treatment known as Ultherapy is recommended, amongst Botox and filler. Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to tighten and lift the skin of the face and neck. This energy focus naturally stimulates collagen production to minimise pronounced signs of ageing and prevent skin laxity. Ultherapy has also been clinically approved as a method of dermatology for removing lines and wrinkles on the neck, shoulders, back, and chest.
There are a plethora of preventive cosmetic treatments that are now available regardless of your age. However, no matter what cosmetic treatment you opt for, it is best to consult a licensed medical professional in a reliable clinic to ensure best results.