A Quick Guide on Beating Signs of Ageing
July 17, 2015
Most people tend to freak out about getting older and developing signs of ageing. They don’t want to wake up one day and look in the mirror…and bam. They see a face that looks completely different from how they picture themselves. Instead of waiting until they’re in their older years, plenty of men and women are seeking non-surgical and surgical treatments in their 30s, 40s and 50s to put a halt to signs of ageing.
Dr. Zel Krajden, a Toronto cosmetic plastic surgeon, talks about what treatments women can do as they approach different age milestones in their lives. Of course, not everyone ages at the same rate or the same way. But this is a general guide on what types of treatments are available to treat the most common ageing signs women see in various stages of their lives.
Treatments to consider in your 30s
Normally, signs of facial ageing like pigment changes and fine lines start when women enter their 30s. Dr. Krajden says this usually happens due to sun damage or weight fluctuations. Make sure to wear sunscreen regularly, avoid smoking and eat a healthy diet if you’re keen on preventing these signs from appearing.
|Source: SpaMedica. Before and after photos of a patient who had a FotoFacial.|
What if you already have fine lines or sun damage? Then Dr. Krajden recommends getting a FotoFacial. “A FotoFacial is a light-based treatment that improves things like irregular pigmentation,” he says. FotoFacials help reduce the appearance of fine lines, dark spots and large pores on the face. These treatments can be performed within one hour. For the best results, five treatments are recommended.
Treatments to consider in your 40s
Once people hit their 40s, more dramatic signs of ageing occur in their looks. Dr. Krajden says the most common changes are descent, deflation and skin deterioration of the face. That’s because when we age, we lose fat on our faces which tends to keep us looking youthful.
To correct these issues, Botox injections would be the best bet. “You can treat several problems with just Botox Injections alone,” says Dr. Krajden. Dermal fillers are another option to restore volume and structure in the face. Juvederm Voluma injections can reshape the cheekbones and jawline area. The results from Botox Injectables last up to 6 months. Dermal filler results, on the other hand, can last anywhere from 1 to 2 years.
Treatments to consider in your 50s
|Source: SpaMedica. This patient had a non-surgical facelift.|
Once people are in their 50s, the skin on the face descends even more. Non-surgical and surgical options are available to address any concerns with the face or skin. One non-surgical option to tighten the skin on the face is called FaceTite. This heat-based technique tightens the skin around the lower eyelids and the marionette lines. Dermal fillers are another option to restore facial volume. Non-surgical facelifts—a combination of laser and energy devices—can shave years off the face without going under the knife.
They won’t provide you with the same results as a surgical facelift, but you’ll still see dramatic skin tightening and rejuvenation.
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Dr. Stephen Mulholland has been practicing Plastic Surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.