You're getting older, but that doesn't mean you have to look like it! These days, you don't have to accept changes to your skin tone and texture at face value.
If you're interested in investing in some cosmetic treatments that will help you keep your skin looking fresh and youthful, keep reading.
Listed below are some of the most popular and effective cosmetic treatments that can help you avoid old lady face.
What Happens to Your Skin as You Age?
Before getting into the specific cosmetics treatments that can help you avoid old lady face, let's go over what typically happens to women's skin as they age.
When women get older -- typically when they reach or get close to their fifties -- their body's natural oestrogen production decreases. When oestrogen decreases, so does the body's production of collagen and natural oils.
As a result of diminished oestrogen levels and collagen and oil production, the skin tends to become dehydrated. Dehydrated skin is more prone to cracking and wrinkles become more prominent.
Wrinkles are typically one of the greatest issues ageing women complain about. It's no wonder wrinkle reduction is one of the most sought-after plastic surgery options.
Sagging or Sunken Skin
There are a few other complaints ageing women tend to have regarding their skin and facial features, though. For example, many older women get frustrated when they start to notice jowls and sagging cheeks.
Ageing, dehydrated skin also tends to sag more, especially around the cheeks and jawlines.
Women who are in their late forties, fifties, or sixties may experience sunken cheeks, thinner lips, pronounced lines around the mouth, and hollowed eyes.
As they get older, they may also notice that dark spots caused by sun damage can appear or become more prominent.
Age spots are caused when melanin production increases and the melanin becomes "clumped" or highly concentrated in a particular area. Women who have spent a lot of time in the sun are more prone to them.
Best Anti-Ageing Cosmetic Treatments
Do you want to combat these skin-altering side effects of ageing? Or, do you want to slow down the ageing process altogether? Either way, you may want to consider one of these popular and effective cosmetic treatments.
The dermal filler treatment involves injecting hyaluronic acid below the surface of the skin. The fillers are absorbed and broken down naturally by the body.
Dermal fillers help counteract skin sagging and wrinkling to slow down the ageing process and keep the skin looking smooth and supple.
Dermal fillers are especially effective at correcting the following age-related skin issues:
- Enhance thinning lips
- Reduce or remove frown or smile lines
- Reduce or remove fine lines, deep wrinkles, and creases
- Minimise dark circles and creasing under the eyes
- Plump up the cheeks
- Add definition to the cheeks, jawline, and chin
The effects of dermal filler treatments typically last between six and 18 months. The specific duration of the results will vary depending on the natural makeup of the skin.
They're also influenced by other factors like the individual woman's metabolism. Active women tend to need fillers more frequently since they metabolise the filler faster.
Profhilo is a unique bio-remodelling treatment. The purpose of Profhilo is to promote natural hydration of the skin.
Profhilo is different from dermal fillers, although it also involves hyaluronic acid injections.
This treatment encourages the natural regeneration of the skin. It promotes skin elasticity, smoothness, and firmness. It also restores natural rehydration to the skin and increases collagen production naturally.
If you undergo a Profhilo treatment, the Profhilo will be injected into the skin at five injection points within one area.
Anyone who is experiencing the signs of ageing can benefit from a Profhilo treatment.
The treatment was initially designed for individuals who are between the ages of 40 and 60. But, there's no upper age limit, and younger clients can benefit from using Profhilo as a preventative measure.
If your skin is starting to sag and your face has lost some of its definition, you may want to consider facial contouring.
Facial contouring involves dermal filler injections in specific areas to define the skin around the cheeks and cheekbones.
Facial contouring is a less invasive, less expensive cosmetic treatment that allows you to use less contouring makeup while still enjoying a defined, more sculpted look.
This treatment can also be used to minimise the appearance of a sagging jawline, something many older women feel frustrated by and would like to reverse.
Of all the cosmetic treatments available these days, Botox injections are probably one of the most well-known and most popular.
Botox injections are an effective, non-surgical treatment that plumps up the skin and smooths out wrinkles and fine lines.
Botox involves the injection of a neurotoxin known as Clostridium botulinum. This is a naturally occurring organism that, when it's injected into the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It does this by paralysing the muscles underneath the skin so they cannot contract and cause wrinkles.
Women can use Botox injections to smooth out wrinkles anywhere on the face. Some of the most popular injection sites include:
- Outer corners of the eyes (crow's feet area)
- Outer corners of the mouth (frown or smile lines)
The effects of Botox typically last between three and six months. Like dermal fillers, the duration of the treatment's effects can vary depending on the skin's natural makeup and the individual patient's metabolism.
Start Combating Old Lady Face Today
Are you starting to experience signs of old lady face? Do you want to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful for as long as possible?
There are lots of different cosmetic treatments out there that will help you keep old lady face at bay. From Botox to dermal fillers, there's something out there for every woman.
Are you interested in giving any of these cosmetic treatments a try?
If so, contact us at Dr Aesthetica today to schedule a consultation and have all your questions answered.