The 30s is a good time to start some anti-aging measures. By the time we hit our 40s, it is time to get serious about them. In this decade, most women start bring conscious of visible aging signs, which are more pronounced, such as fine lines around the eyes, increasing pigmentation, rougher skin texture and loose, droopy skin resulting in deeper smile lines.
So as the not-so-sutble signs make themselves known, you can either accept them and move on with life, or you can opt for specific treatments that can halt and even reverse the appearance of some of these details.
1. THE ANNUAL COLLAGEN-BOOSTING WORKOUT
Hitting the 40s means that as the skin stops producing as much collagen and sucuumbs to gravity, resulting in increasingly sagging skin. When the skin sags, the most visible signs of aging are deepening smile lines, a disappearing jawline, jowls and droopy brows or eyelids.
An easy and effective treatment to start with is the Trinity Facelift Program, which consists of Ultherapy and Thermage, both high energy, non-invasive skin lifting and skin tightening devices which aim to induce a productive wound healing response over the next 3 to 6 months for a continuous collagen boost.
2. FIX VOLUME DEFLATION
What’s worse than sagging skin? In our 40s, volume loss in the face becomes more noticeable and makes sagging skin and wrinkles more obvious and difficult to treat. Today, the lifted, contoured facial structure is more desired, rather than solely chasing lines and wrinkles with facial fillers, a trend inspired by many V-shaped faces of popular celebrities.
The Filler Hydrolift is a unique technique of replenishing volume to the face by delivering hyaluronic acid natural fillers under the skin of the lower face to give tired and saggy faces a natural, subtle lift. Apart from the immediate volumizing and lifting effect, studies have shown that these fillers stimulate collagen production in the body in the following months
3. CONDITION YOUR SKIN
Who doesn’t want flawless-looking skin? With age, our skin condition gradually deteriorates. What we need in our 40s is a treatment that fights skin damage caused by the sun and environmental pollutants. Youth Savant is one of the latest must-have treatments that repairs damaged skin and reverses signs of aging using building blocks of DNA which are extracted from salmon germ cells. Once incorporated into facial tissue, Youth Savant improves tissue regeneration through anti-inflammatory and wound healing functions. This treatment, in fact is not entirely new, and similar treatments have been used medically in a variety of vascular and orthopaedic conditions with good results!
4. PREJUVENATE WITH BOTOX
If you are starting to notice deeper wrinkles around the eyes, frown lines and on the forehead, a little Botox every now and then goes a long way. These are different from stronger treatments which fix the muscles to stop very deep wrinkles from showing. Small aliquots of Botox in the correct places soften these lines and prevent them from becoming strong creases.
5. BUILD YOUR ANTI-AGING SKINCARE ARSENAL
The best aesthetic clinic can help scrub away fine lines and pigmentation but a small but important detail not to miss out on is to follow up on all that hard work with the best topical ingredients for daily use. In this decade, choose ingredients that repairs DNA damage, increases collagen production, fade pigmentation such as Pink Sake, Gold Mulberry and Special Effects.
The bottom line? Create an anti-aging regime that consists of small, consistent and medically proven treatments that will set you up for natural results will certainly reduce the need for invasive procedures such as the surgical facelift 10 or 20 years later.