Subtle indicators of aging that begin in your 30s may start to stand out more in your 40s. For example, fine wrinkles that developed in your 30s may worsen and become crow’s feet around your eyes or deep frown lines (horizontal wrinkles) across your forehead when you hit your 40s. As you grow older, you may also experience other tell-tale signs of aging like increasing saggy skin or the drooping of your lower and upper eyelids, giving your face a deep-set appearance.
While it is completely natural for the skin to lose its elasticity and firmness as we age, the change in facial appearance or the development of a constantly ‘tired’ look due to saggy skin and aging may be distressing for some individual. The first indicator of becoming ‘middle aged’ is looking fatigued, and while growing older is inevitable, accepting your new “middle aged” look is not a must.
Skincare is a crucial component of facial care that helps keep the signs of aging at bay; Toners, cleansers, and moisturizers are essential tools when it comes to maintaining the hydration and health of your skin as active ingredients like peptides, retinol, and growth factors can cure rosacea, sun spots, wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin issues.
Besides maintaining healthy skin with a professionally recommended skincare regime, plastic surgery is also an option for those looking to age gracefully or restore their youthful looks.
For those who feel that skin care alone is simply just not enough, here are a few aesthetics and plastic surgery procedures to consider:
Botox treatments can solve the problem of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. It is a non-invasive treatment that takes less than ten minutes. Additionally, there is little to no downtime necessary. This means that you can continue your regular activities right away. However, it is crucial to understand that Botox treatments are not long-term. The effects usually last for approximately six months. To keep the appearance, a touch-up procedure is necessary.
2. Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers provide fullness and volume to face regions that have thinned with age and restore younger-looking skin. They are tiny gel injections used for various skin treatments, such as fine lines and wrinkles. They are typically made from hyaluronic acid (HA). When injected into skin tissue, the fillers draw water molecules or moisture to themselves. This quickly produces a filling effect. It lasts six months to a year, depending on how your body responds to HA. There is little downtime for dermal fillers. For the next two to three days, there can be a few minor effects, including swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site.
Microneedling can be used for a variety of purposes. Besides being used as an acne scar treatment in Singapore, it is also often used to address hyperpigmentation, hair loss, stretch marks, and even wrinkles. Microneedling treatments can reduce sun spots, improve your overall tone, and promote collagen production for year-round smooth, bright, and healthy skin. It involves inserting a needle into the skin’s dermal layers to inflict controlled and small wounds. This causes the skin to produce more elastin and collagen, accelerates skin renewal, and reduces inflammation.
Microneedling is ideal for all skin types. It also helps those with darker skin who may not be suitable candidates for traditional laser therapies owing to the possibility of hyperpigmentation post-treatment. Moreover, it has minimal downtime and side effects like swelling, mild bruising, and redness that can last for a few days.
4. Infrabrow lift and upper blepharoplasty
An infrabrow lift and upper blepharoplasty assist with restoring youth to your eyes and upper face by making them appear more youthful and brighter. Human skin naturally loses elastin and collagen, which serve as support structures, as we get older. As a result, the skin and upper eyelids sag. This might make one look more aged by causing the eyelids to droop down and look tired. Combining an infrabrow lift with an upper blepharoplasty can help remove extra skin and hooding from the upper eyelids for a rejuvenated appearance.
An infrabrow lift procedure is frequently carried out under local anesthesia. At the tail or outer region of the eyebrows, the surgeon will create an incision along the lower brow line. Excess skin, fat, and other muscle are removed from this incision. Additional sutures may be used at this time to realign the outer portion of the brows. Sutures are then used to close the incision. This will lift and tighten the skin between the eyes and eyebrows. In turn, it improves the lateral hooding and uncovers any hidden double eyelid crease. The entire process lasts 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the intricacy of the case. For a few days following surgery, the incision areas underneath the eyebrows may swell and bruise. However, most patients may return to their everyday routines right away post-surgery.
Facial plastic surgery can make you look younger than your actual age and give you greater confidence as you age when performed conservatively. Anyone can age gracefully with the assistance of a trustworthy, ethical, and board-certified plastic surgeon. At The Clifford Clinic, our professional doctors have over 40 years of combined knowledge and expertise in the realm of plastic surgery, including hair transplants and acne treatments in Singapore. Book a consultation with us today, and we will advise you when and whether treatments should be done as you age for natural-looking results.