What to expect from skin during your 50’s & 60’s:
When women reach their 50’s, they only have about one-tenth of the estrogen that they previously had. Because oestrogen stimulates collagen and oil production, this dramatic loss during menopause can manifest as very dry, cracked skin and existing fine and deep-set wrinkles will become more pronounced. As the face begins to sag overall, jowls can appear with the falling of the jawline and cheeks. The natural loss of volume that began in the 40’s continues, meaning sunken cheeks, thinner lips, hallowed eyes, and pronounced lines around the mouth. Dark spots from sun damage can appear or worsen on the hands and face. And, increasingly slowed cell turnover affects the face as vertical and horizontal lines deepen, the nose tip droops, and skin becomes noticeably thinner. Medical peels, medical needling and cosmeceuticals can assist in rejuvenating the skin.
The Top Cosmetic Procedures For Your 50’s and 60’s:
1. Volumizing dermal fillers:
I recommend Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Sub Q injections in the cheek area to recapture lost volume and lift the jowls.
2. Collagen boosting fillers :
Sculptra and Radiesse can replace lost collagen for subtle, but noticeable, results. It is injected deep in the dermal layer to reinforce your skin’s structure and spur the production of new collagen. It is used primarily to restore fullness to medium and deep facial wrinkles, such as smile lines, marionette lines, nasolabial folds and chin wrinkles, and other sunken areas, such as your cheeks and temples.
3. Neurotoxin injections :
Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin can soften horizontal lines across the forehead and perpendicular frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet, nasal squint lines, and lines around the neck.
4. Fraxel and CO2 resurfacing lasers :
These more aggressive lasers can combat the increasing signs of sun damage and improve overall skin texture. Want to know more? Consult this Fraxel treatment guide that lays out everything you need to know—pain threshold, recovery time, effectiveness and cost.
5. Ultherapy :
Mature skin usually requires two treatments of Ultherapy per year to tighten skin laxity. This noninvasive skin tightening treatment uses ultrasound technology to tighten and lift the skin of the face and neck, making it a good alternative to a traditional facelift. The ultrasound energy contracts the muscles and deep tissue and stimulates the body’s own collagen to grow and strengthen, enhancing the scaffolding that supports the skin, and resulting in tighter, smoother, more lifted skin.