The Golden Question!
The age at which one should start cosmetic treatments is a topic that has been debated by experts in the field of aesthetics.
Dr Thiara often suggests to patients "For those 18 years and over look, when you look at yourself in the mirror and a certain area repeatedly bothers you, then you should come in for a consultation with an experienced Aesthetic Doctor."
Harpreet often advises patients "To Invest in your own Skin from your twenties as prevention is much better than a cure!"
Many people believe that cosmetic treatments should only be sought after the signs of aging become apparent, while others argue that younger individuals can benefit from preventative measures. However, it is crucial to consider a few essential factors before deciding on the perfect age to start cosmetic treatments.
One crucial factor is the type of treatment one wishes to receive. For instance, non-invasive treatments such as facial masks and creams can be started in the early twenties to reduce the visibility of acne scars and fine lines. Other treatments such as Bo-tox and dermal fillers, which require the injecting, should only be administered to individuals aged above 18 years. These treatments can be considered for those individuals who start to show signs of aging.
Genetic factors play a critical role in one's aging process, and some individuals may start showing signs of aging in their early twenties, while others may not see a wrinkle until their forties. Therefore, it is essential to seek professional advice to identify the suitable age to start cosmetic treatments based on personal genetic makeup and skin type.
When people first seek non-surgical aesthetic treatments through An Aesthetic clinic such as Tiara Aesthetics, they often have a specific procedure in mind. Wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, for example, are often highlighted on social media and increasingly discussed amongst individuals therefore exceptionally well-known, which means that new patients often think these are the go to treatments.
In fact, there are lots of factors that will influence which treatments we recommend. One of the biggest factors is your age. If you’re in your 20s, wrinkle reduction treatments may not be appropriate at all. Instead, we will encourage you to consider treatments that are all about protecting your skin and keeping it healthy and hydrated. Potentially introducing a skin booster in your late twenties.
In this week’s blog, we have introduced a rough guide to which aesthetics treatments best suit which age groups. Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all; we will always want to see you and analyse your skin and individual needs before we make any recommendations, but hopefully, you will find this guide helpful in terms of seeing the scope of treatments available to you:
Cosmetic clinic treatments for 20-somethings
If you’re in your 20s, the chances are that your skin looks good, well hydrated and has the healthy, natural glow we associate with youthful skin. This may not be the time to have wrinkle reduction treatments.
Many of the treatments that we recommend to this age group are designed to keep your skin healthy, especially if you’ve had a few too many late nights, drinks after work and holidays in the sun recently. It’s also common to experience acne in your 20s, so you may be looking for treatments to improve this. Structural changes like nose reshaping without invasive rhinoplasty can be considered. Cheek, chin or jawline filler for subtle enhancements to sharpen, define or shape areas.
Looking after your skin now will go a long way towards minimising the signs of ageing in your 30s, 40s and beyond.
Typical treatments for 20-somethings:
Skin Boosters - Aged 25 years and over, Profhilo injectable treatment can help boost skins collagen production, give a nice glow and help build elastin in the skin, whilst reversing sun damage.
Serums- Retinol anti-aging serum should be incorporated to help reduce fine lines and wrinkle formation. Hyaluronic acid serum as a moisturiser will keep skin hydrated and plump.
Exfoliation- mechanical, chemical exfoliation helps keep skin clear.
Skin peels – stimulate collagen production, hydrate your skin and improve the appearance of acne and acne scars.
Dermal fillers- to be considered for mostly structural changes like reshaping the nose, contouring cheeks, jawline or replacing volume loss in those who have suffered with weight loss/stress.
Micro-needling – boost your skin health with little injuries to help with collagen and skin remodelling.
Body peels – help even your skin tone and treat the signs of sun damage.
Cosmetic clinic treatments for 30-somethings
If you’re in your 30s, you may have noticed a few fine lines and wrinkles, or areas of sun damage. For women, this is often a time of hormonal changes caused by contraceptives, pregnancy (in 2014, studies found 30 is the average age women have their first baby) or breastfeeding. As your stores of hyaluronic acid begin to deplete, you may also notice that your skin is losing volume – your cheeks may look less round and you may see hollows under your eyes. This is the time to really step up your treatments.
As well as all of the treatments listed above for the 20-something age group, you may benefit from the following procedures in your 30s:
Wrinkle injections & dermal fillers – smooth away fine lines and wrinkles by targeting the dynamic wrinkles (caused by facial movement) and/or the static wrinkles (caused by loss of volume) on your face. Replace volume loss with age and add youth back to areas like undereye, cheeks and lips.
Mesotherapy – improve your blood flow, stimulate collagen and elastin production, or break down your fat cells with a formula of microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homoeopathic agents, FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, vitamins and minerals injected into the mesoderm
Eye and lip peels – target the areas most likely to develop lines and wrinkles with peels specially formulated for the delicate skin around the eyes and lips
Cosmetic clinic treatments for 40-somethings
If you’re in your 40s, the chances are that you’ve noticed the faint lines and wrinkles of your 30s becoming more visible. You may also be aware of the signs of sun damage and hyperpigmentation, and feel that your skin is losing volume.
Although these issues can affect both women and men, it’s women, in particular, who experience skin changes during this decade as a result of hormonal fluctuations and a decline in oestrogen. In turn, this affects the function of key cells in the skin and causes a depletion of collagen, elastin, keratinocytes and melanocytes. Women may also develop an increase in facial hair in their 40s because of the same hormonal changes.
Fortunately, there is still plenty that you can do to enhance, refresh and rejuvenate your skin in your 40s. As well as all of the treatments listed above for 20- and 30-somethings, you might also want to consider:
Non-surgical face lift – a revolutionary new minimally invasive facelift technique that restores youthful definition to your face, neck and jawline without pain or surgery.
Cosmetic clinic treatments for 50-somethings
During your 50s, you may find that sun damage becomes really noticeable; you may also experience age spots, hyperpigmentation and spider
veins. Your pores may appear larger than they have before, and you may be prone to dry, dehydrated and flaky skin, as well as an abundance of fine lines and wrinkles. For women, the menopause usually happens within this decade and the decrease in your oestrogen levels slows down sebum productions, leaving your skin dryer and depleted.
This is the decade when your skin will need even more support and tender loving care. There is still plenty you can do to improve the appearance of your skin by focusing on treatments that remove the dead and damaged cells, and by boosting your body’s collagen and elastin.
All of the treatments listed above for 20-, 30- and 40-somethings can be adapted to meet your needs and help you retain an enviable youthfulness.
Cosmetic clinic treatments for 60-somethings
If you’re in your 60s, you may feel conscious that your skin is looser than in the past and that you have more lines and wrinkles; your skin may also feel quite dry. Eating a diet rich in vitamins A and E, as well as drinking plenty of water, can help to keep your skin hydrated.
When treating clients in this age group, we usually recommend treatments that help restore lost volume and lift sagging skin. All of the treatments listed above for the other age groups are suitable for 60-somethings. Our individual app
roach means that we look at how each treatment can be adapted to meet your needs or used in combination with other treatments and cosmeceuticals.
It is crucial to note that the decision to seek cosmetic treatments should be a personal choice and must be made after thorough research and consultation with a certified professional. The impact of an cosmetic treatment should also be considered before making a decision, and the risks and costs of the procedure must be carefully weighed.
In conclusion, there is no specific age to start cosmetic treatments, and it will depend on personal genetics, skin type, and personal desires. However, it is essential to conduct thorough research and seek professional advice before embarking on any cosmetic treatment to ensure that it is safe, appropriate, and effective.