At every stage of your life, your skin care needs will change, meaning that different cosmetic treatments will be more beneficial to you through the years. While there is no set rule for when to begin with a certain treatment, each will have a common age demographic and stage of life when it is most beneficial. For example, some patients may begin using Botox to prevent wrinkles as early as 25, but the average age of a first-time Botox patient is between 30 and 40 years old. The right anti-aging skincare treatment plan for you will always vary according to your skin type, lifestyle, aging stage and concerns, and Dr. Chetty can help you choose the best option during a thorough consultation. Before your appointment, here are a few treatments that are commonly beneficial according to each decade of your life.
Treatments to Try in Your 20’s
In your twenties, most treatments will be focused on addressing skin tone and texture issues like acne, making small cosmetic changes, or preventing premature aging. After experiencing acne through the teen years, many patients enter their twenties ready to reduce acne scars and improve their skin tone and texture. At this age, small brown spots may also begin forming from sun damage. Both chemical peels and laser facials can be excellent solutions for these skin changes. Treatments can also help reduce pore size and resolve dullness while minimizing pigmented spots from sun exposure or acne.
To prevent wrinkles or fine lines from forming, some patients begin anti-aging skincare treatments as early as their early to mid-twenties. Microneedling can be performed to help stimulate collagen production and maintain youthful elasticity. Some patients can also benefit from Botox to prevent wrinkles from forming before they start seeing deeper lines and wrinkles etching into their skin. Not all patients are suited to preventative Botox, so a consultation with Dr. Chetty can help you choose your best options.
Many patients are also interested in making cosmetic changes to their features through their twenties. While plastic surgery may come to mind, many enhancements can be made without requiring surgery. Non-surgical lip enhancement using dermal fillers remains popular, for example. Some patients may also be candidates for non-surgical rhinoplasty using injectables including both fillers and Botox. Fillers can also be used to augment areas like the cheeks, chin or jawline in certain patients.
Finally, it is important to invest in quality medical grade skin care that works for your unique skin type in your twenties. You should use SPF daily to prevent premature aging from sun damage and begin learning about other anti-aging skin care as early as possible. After a consultation, Dr. Chetty or our other skincare specialists can help recommend the products that will be most effective for you and explain an at-home routine. Best results are always experienced with the most diligent and compliant routines.
Treatments to Try in Your 30’s
In your thirties, it is important to continue with any anti-aging skincare treatments or routines that you may have adopted in your twenties. During this stage of life, many patients begin to add new treatments to address fine lines or wrinkles that begin to emerge in the forehead. The average age when patients first start Botox treatment is about 35, as this is when dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet or forehead lines are usually first noticeable. The thirties also marks a time when we start losing fat and facial volume around the eyes, cheeks and temples leading to the formation of under eye darkness and smile lines. These areas can be easily treated with dermal fillers like Juvéderm, Belotero, Teosyal, etc. to help replenish, contour and lift facial planes. Patients in their thirties also frequently have IPL photofacials to address signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines, sunspots, or uneven texture. An IPL photofacial uses intense pulsed light to stimulate collagen production and reduce unwanted pigments, making it an excellent treatment for signs of aging in the thirties.
Treatments to Try in Your 40’s
In a patient’s 40s, they may start to notice more facial volume loss. For this reason, dermal fillers or hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers make a great addition to their cosmetic treatment regimen. HA fillers like Juvéderm can be injected in areas like the cheeks, temples, or under eyes to restore youthful volume. They are also useful for addressing nasolabial folds or smile lines that can form near the nose and mouth due to volume loss, saggy skin and descent of fat pads. If you have not yet tried Botox, your early to mid-forties are a great time to start. Combining Botox and dermal fillers together can also be done to create a “liquid facelift” effect by addressing multiple types of wrinkles and mild sagging or folds throughout the face.
Aside from these options, the treatments you may be interested in during this decade are overall similar to those patients choose in their 30s, with the exception that you may have more frequent or more intense treatments. Sunspots or age spots and Rosacea may emerge, which can be treated with laser and light-based treatment options such as IPL. You may also begin to consider chemical peels and other skincare resurfacing treatment options to treat hyperpigmentation and improve uneven skin tone and texture.
Treatments for Your 50’s and Beyond
Beginning in the late 40s or early 50s, patients may begin to see skin laxity due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production over time. Skin laxity and mild to moderate folds or sagging can often be treated non-surgically. Microneedling or chemical peels can help to stimulate new collagen and elastin production for improved elasticity and tighter skin. In addition, radiofrequency and ultrasound skin tightening treatments can be effective for patients who have moderate or severe cases of skin laxity in the face or neck.
With this in mind, it is important to consider signs of aging in the neck by your fifties. In some cases, neuromodulators like Botox can be used to reduce banding or other signs of aging in the neck. Dr. Chetty may also suggest biostimulant dermal fillers like Radiesse treatments for this area to tighten skin and soften horizontal neck lines and wrinkles.
The hands can also show signs of aging due to significant sun exposure and natural volume loss over time. Radiesse can be used to restore volume to the backs of the hands, creating a youthful and rejuvenated look. In addition, some patients can benefit from chemical peels and laser treatments to reduce unwanted pigmentation in this area.
For complete thorough rejuvenation, Dr. Chetty may suggest a non-surgical facelift. This includes a combination of treatments, typically dermal fillers and Botox, to restore volume while relaxing muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles.
How Do I Choose the Right Aesthetic Treatments for Me?
The best anti-aging skincare treatments will vary greatly for each patient depending on your tissue deficits and stage of aging. The earlier you start your skincare treatments, the better the treatment outcomes and the healthier your skin will be. Prevention is key. At Cerulean Medical Institute, we believe in delivering customized skincare treatment solutions that best suits your individual needs. The most important consideration is choosing an experienced, qualified and skilled skincare specialist who can review your specific concerns, health history, skin type, lifestyle, and assess your aging stage to recommend the best treatment plan for you. At Cerulean Medical Institute, treatment begins with a thorough assessment and consultation with Dr. Chetty, who will recommend the best aesthetic procedures for you.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about the best anti-aging skincare treatments at any age, schedule a consultation at Cerulean Medical Institute. Call our Kelowna, BC office at (778) 402-3696 or contact us online to set up your appointment with Dr. Chetty.