How to Age Gracefully in Your 40s

Your 40s are all about minor corrections and preventing further skin damage and if you haven’t already, now would be the time to commit to a treatment plan that will help you look younger and refreshed.

At this stage in your life, your skin will still have some elasticity and is capable of healing quite quickly, which means you can consider both minimally invasive and surgical procedures without having to worry about extensive recovery time or additional complications.

Rejuvenating Your Skin in Your 40s

Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

Along with upgrading your at-home skincare regime to include products that are high in antioxidants, growth factors, retinol and peptides, now is the time to consult with a professional clinician who can help you develop a tailored treatment plan to help you meet your skincare goals.

 Some of the treatments that are recommended for those over the age of 40 include PRP facials, microneedling, chemical peels, fractional laser resurfacing and IPL. This is not to say that you’ll need all of these treatments though, your clinician will only suggest what’s absolutely necessary.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections & Dermal Fillers

During your 40s, your skin will begin to lose volume and sag and lines and wrinkles, particularly expression lines, become more prominent. Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are very popular amongst patients in their 40s and are definitely something to consider if you want to maintain a youthful appearance.

Dermal fillers, which contain hyaluronic acid, are designed to add more volume to your face. Along with adding more definition to areas such as your cheeks, dermal fillers can also be used to plump up your lips, a key facial feature that often shows very noticeable signs of ageing. These lip injections details & gallery will give you an idea of the difference fillers can make.

Anti-wrinkle injections may seem similar but they fulfil a different role. Anti-wrinkle injections are designed to relax the muscles responsible for creating deep lines and wrinkles. This injectable treatment is often used on areas such as the forehead and in between the eyebrows.

Cosmetic Surgery

Sometimes it may be necessary to take things one step further to achieve your anti-ageing goals.

Cosmetic surgery doesn’t necessarily mean undergoing a procedure such as a facelift, sometimes minor changes can make all the difference to your face. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can instantly rejuvenate the face, mainly because the eyes are such a prominent feature.

If you are looking for a more dramatic effect, surgeries such as a facelift or nose job can offer this. Some of the other cosmetic surgery options that can be used to rejuvenate your face include chin and cheek augmentation.

Unless you’re convinced that cosmetic surgery is the only way to achieve the results you’re looking for, rather start off with a new skincare regime and non-surgical procedures. Many patients find that they only need to consider cosmetic surgery after the age of 50 because non-surgical procedures are able to produce their desired results during their 40s.