Before the non-surgical anti ageing revolution, surgery such as the face-lift was the only way to go for patients in their 50’s who wanted to turn back the clock.
Now there are numerous options available for stunning results without the need for general anaesthetic or the surgeon’s knife.
Modern non-surgical cosmetic treatments can be done with minimal down-time and really hold back the signs of ageing.
Video: Skin Complaints in the 50s
Reduce lines and wrinkles
In patients over 50, facial lines tend to be more static and appear when at rest, rather than during facial expression as with patients in their 30’s and 40’s.
For this reason Dr John Quinn recommends that BOTOX® is a little less effective in this age group, at least initially. The focus here is for subtle changes and to aim to lift eyebrows.
It is now well known that facial ageing is associated with volume loss, primarily of the cheeks. It is this volume loss that is responsible for the appearance of the dreaded “jowls”. Replacement of mid face volume allows for a subtle lifting effect.
- Dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma® provide instant results for lines and creases, such as the nose to mouth lines or deep forehead crease.
- Sculptra® is a deeper filler used for a subtle, gradual improvement in areas of volume loss, such as the cheeks or the hollows beneath the eyes.
Create an even skin tone
Environmental factors tend to have a more noticeable effect beyond the age of 50.
The effects of sun damage can produce solar lentigos, so called “liver spots”. The skin appears thinner and may exhibit superficial wrinkling and thread veins.