The best aesthetic treatments to consider in your 40s
Approaching your 40s may seem daunting to many but take comfort in knowing that in this day and age, a plethora of non-surgical cosmetic procedures exist to help tackle the signs of aging in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, sagging skin and even thinning hair. Plus, such cosmetic procedures are no longer as frowned upon as they once were just a few decades ago.
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Botox in recent years has become one of the most popular aesthetic treatments, particularly for those in their 40s. This is an injection which paralyzes the muscles in your face to stop the formation of wrinkles and can also have a smoothening and softening effect on your face. Botox injections need to be done by a certified doctor and the results take approximately a week to show. Touch ups are generally required every three to six months to maintain the results.
As you hit the 40s. your body’s ability to product collagen and elastin naturally decreases. This is noticeable in the form of sagging skin, reduced elasticity and volume in the face, neck and body. Dermal fillers, as its name suggests, provides an excellent solution for filling in these areas of hollowness. Fillers are also often used to plump and smoother away facial lines and wrinkles. The results are immediate and touch ups required every six months to two years, depending on the type of fillers used.
Another common skin concern as we get older is uneven skin tone and texture, no thanks to decreased cell turnover. Other unwelcomed side effects of aging is the appearance of hyperpigmentation and sagging skin. Fractional laser treatments like Fraxel is highly popular for its ability to treat many of these skin concerns all at once. The energy from this laser targets the areas of damage while stimulating collagen production for a brighter, smoother and tighter complexion.
If you’re looking for the ultimate skin rejuvenation sans scalpel, consider Ultherapy, a non-invasive ultrasound-based treatment that addresses skin laxity, tightening and lifting the face. Unlike laser skin tightening methods, Ultherapy targets the inner layers of the skin by heating the underlying tissue to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This is a treatment ideal for those in their 40s who have lost collagen and elastin and notice some sagging. Ultherapy can be used to tighten skin around the jawline, under the eyes, on the forehead, décolleté and even the stomach. Ideal results can be seen in three to six months post treatment with results lasting up to two years.
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