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Skin care in your 40s: your best skin starts now

September 27, 2018

Aging. We try to do it with grace, but it’s not always easy. Because your skin doesn’t produce collagen as quickly in your 40s as it did before, you might notice a loss of volume and reduced elasticity in your face, and more pronounced laxity on your neck and body. Cell turnover slows down so your skin may lose some of its natural glow. Existing imperfections, like sunspots, tend to worsen with age. Many women begin perimenopause when hormonal changes coincide with changes in skin tone too.

 

If you haven’t already committed to an anti-aging skin care program, now’s the time. Unsurprisingly, the 40s are when most people start considering clinical dermatology interventions. You’re still young enough that your skin has elasticity and will heal faster with better results than in later years. So don’t despair…your 40s is a great time to correct and prevent further damage!

 

Consider the following non-surgical skin care treatments:

 

Soft tissue fillers

 

Many types of soft tissue fillers aka dermal fillers exist to address your anti-aging challenges. Juvederm injections introduce sugar molecules that stimulate the growth of collagen to counteract visible signs of volume loss, fine lines, deep wrinkles, and acne scars. It also adds volume to your lips, and definition to your face. Many agree that injectables are among the best anti-aging skin care treatments for your 40s. The best dermal fillers include Juvéderm, Sculptra, and Radiesse. Soft tissue fillers for the under eye, nose, or even buttocks are available. Results last 12 to 18 months and recovery time is typically a few days. Since there’s a risk of bruising, give yourself about a week before any major event. You’ll undoubtedly come out on the other end of it looking and feeling uplifted! Time for a boost, without the need to fill in deeper lines or contours? Ask Dr. Mulholland about skin boosters, aka tiny doses of Juvéderm or Restylane expertly deposited to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.

 

Alternatives or complementary clinical dermatology treatments to soft tissue fillers include:

 

Botox Injectable

 

Virtually any animated muscle that causes an unattractive line or wrinkle or pulls down areas of the face, like lip lines, cheeks, jowls, and neck can be treated with Botox injectable. The most common areas for treatment are worry lines across the forehead, and crow’s feet around the sides of the eyes. The full effects kick in within six days: expect significant improvement.

 

Laser treatments

 

The Profound nonsurgical FaceLift involves a series of treatments using fractional Radio frequency (RF) and laser devices for textural wrinkle reduction and tightening/re-positioning of facial tissue. Results are very noticeable and consistent. Simple laser wrinkle reduction and the “Vampire” Facial and Lift are also popular laser treatments for renewing some of that youthful spark fast!

 

SpaMedica in Toronto is one of North America’s leading clinical dermatology clinics, with over two decades of experience. Contact us today at 1-877-712-8367 for more information or to find out about other skin care treatments offered. Your best skin starts now!

Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
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.

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