Hitting each new decade is a time to celebrate and turning 50 is no different. While deeper confidence, wisdom and insights come with age, collagen breakdown, lower skin elasticity, and fat loss also come with age, too. Collagen starts breaking down in our 20s, so a 50-year-old patient has experienced this for years. Hormonal changes, like a decline in estrogen, also contribute to skin looking and feeling drier, leading to more prominent wrinkles and sagging skin.
A youthful, radiant appearance is possible at post-50 years old. Commitment and consistency are two keys to reversing the signs of aging. Explore these treatments that do the most for skin over 50.
- Cosmetic Fillers
The most effective noninvasive treatments are those that build collagen and smooth wrinkles. Facial fillers are most appropriate for those with deeper facial lines as these add volume. Botox and Dysport are injectables used to temporarily relax the wrinkle-causing muscles around the forehead, around the corners of eyes, and between the eyebrows.
For best results, your licensed injector may recommend a combination of injectables, such as botulinum toxin to smooth wrinkles, and a collagen-building filler or hyaluronic acid filler to give a more youthful look.
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
Avoiding sun and using sunscreen are two critical ways to protect skin no matter your age. However, skin with a significant amount of damage can be improved with a laser treatment, which creates microscopic wounds in the skin and causes the body to heal and stimulate new collagen. Effectively, this tightens and smooths the skin’s surface.
One of our favorite solutions is HALO Laser Resurfacing, a hybrid factional laser treatment. Using two types of lasers simultaneously, patients get better skin with minimal downtime. One laser is ablative which clears portions of the epidermis and vaporizes damaged tissue to promote healing. The other laser is non-ablative which penetrates deep into the dermal layer to produce specific coagulation zones and stimulate collagen regeneration.
- Small Surgical Refinements
When nonsurgical options are no longer provide the desired results or impact, surgical facelifts may be the answer. It is possible to consider both a facelift and noninvasive treatments for skin tightening enhancement.
Award-winning, Top Atlanta Surgeon, Dr. Burke Robinson has undergone rigorous training and has solely dedicated his life to only specializing in facial plastic surgery. During a facelift, Dr. Robinson will make a small incision under the chin, performing liposuction on the neck and jowls while also tightening the neck muscles. By removing excess, sagging skin and tighten underlying structures of the face and muscle tissues, you can soon experience a youthful, radiant appearance.
If you’re interested in exploring ways to restore your skin and have a more youthful, radiant look, contact us for a consultation today.