As time marches on, one may begin to notice changes in their facial appearance starting as early as their thirties. And with each decade that passes, more features alter a bit more. While sunscreen and solar protection help tremendously with a premature skin aging defense, the natural process of getting older will become evident at some point.
Venturing out into the world of cosmetic procedures, please partner with a board certified plastic surgeon. They are adept in these procedures and have undergone hours of education which underscore their skill in this field.
While every individual is different, including their personal aesthetic needs, there are some commonalities as one reaches those age-related milestones.
The Thirty-Something Years
During this decade, it’s more important than ever to establish an anti-aging skin routine. On the top of the list is applying sunscreen when outdoors. Reapplying sunscreen when one is outside is optimal for skin care health.
Today’s sunscreens are featherweight and work perfectly under makeup.
The most significant changes one will notice in their thirties are fine lines at the following zones:
- Around the eyes
- Along the forehead and between the brows
- Around the mouth
To help lessen these lines, this is generally the moment when one inquires about Botox and temporary fillers such as Juvederm.
The Forty-Something Realities
During this decade, there is more evidence of one’s skin beginning to change and take on a new appearance. For example, wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead deepen a bit more.
Youthful volume may also begin to diminish around cheek area, too. The side effect of this natural phenomenon is actually deeper nasolabial folds.
Cosmetic injections still play a valuable role in this age range. In regard to the cheeks, Voluma is an injectable that adds volume to the cheek area for up to two years. While Voluma adds volume, nasolabial folds may diminish as the cheeks are raised upward; however, some patients still choose to have a temporary filler in addition to the Voluma to plump up these lines.
Another treatment many look into is a series of chemical peels.
For women and men who dislike the bags under their eyes, they may consider a lower eyelid lift also referred to as a blepharoplasty. The surgery really does give patients a renewed and well-rested appearance.
Quinquagenarian And Up
When one steps into their fifties, they may begin to notice that cosmetic injections may not be providing the results they once had. It may just be too subtle.
Areas of more slack skin and loss of volume can typically be found in the following areas:
- Upper and lower eyelids
When a patient is ready, an operative facial procedure may be the optimal pathway. Effective microsurgical techniques have revolutionized traditional neck lifts and facelifts. And when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, the recovery period is swift.
Oftentimes, operative facial rejuvenation also involves a facial fat transfer. This is when an area of the body (the abdomen or upper thighs) undergoes a small amount of fat retrieval via liposuction, and then the fat is redelivered to targeted areas of the face for added volume.
With so much valuable information only a click away on the Internet, it is advisable for patients to do their due diligence. Online, they can research potential doctors, read patient reviews, and make certain a doctor is a board certified plastic surgeon through sites such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.