Cosmetic medicine can do wonders for you. Whether you’re 20 or in your 80s, your skin needs special care. The key is to know what a skincare specialist can do for you and what you can do for your skin. And remember: age is a significant factor in how well you take care of your skin.
“Specialists are here first to advise patients on skincare, healthy habits to age better, to help reduce problems such as rosacea, acne, variations or hyper-sweating. And we can offer combinations of different treatments to improve,” explains Dr Barbara Dalbos, an expert in aesthetic medicine at SHA Wellness Clinic.
As each age group usually has its particular problems and care, here we offer you different recommendations.
Skincare at 20: antioxidants and moisturizers for acne and dryness
Aesthetic medicine is here to accompany the adolescent patient in a great moment of his life with treatment for acne, dryness and prevention through a skincare routine that includes antioxidants, moisturizers and, of course, sun protection. And remember: the best prevention to enter radiantly in the ’50s is to use sunscreen at 20.
“We can use a gentle laser to close pores, treat scars and stretch marks or give a glow, and inject some vitamins or PRP (plasma rich in plaque) to help restore beautiful, healthy skin,” explains Barbara Dalbos.
Skincare at 30: seeking skin in perfect condition
The goal entering your 30’s will be to keep your skin in perfect condition and increase all its qualities, from collagen to glow, while addressing visible imperfections such as pigmentation, red veins or inflamed skin.
“The skincare routine can begin to include retinol, a treatment that helps limit the effect of time and acts on pigmentation, skin thickness, collagen stimulation to prevent the appearance of wrinkles,” says the expert at SHA Wellness Clinic.
It may be time to use Botox to prevent the appearance of expressive lines, while gentle peeling and soft lasers can help renew the skin and stimulate vascularization. Hyaluronic acid is used to stimulate collagen and hydrate the skin. “Sometimes we can use some fillers to restore some contours. Less is more,” adds Barbara Dalbos.
Skincare at 40: collagen stimulation
The goal at age 40 will be collagen stimulation by radiofrequency or ultrasound. We can also inject collagen stimulator. To even out the tone and treat superficial wrinkles, we can use the Fraxel laser. Volume replacement is the most significant improvement, although it is not recommended to do it on the lips. The eye is the first point of contact.
“We can also work on the body’s contour, eliminate fat deposits or enhance some muscle units,” suggests Barbara Dalbos.
Skincare at 50: the fight against hormonal change
For people aged 50 and over, there is a large hormonal change with menopause and andropause that must be compensated for by collagen stimulation. Elastosis (a consequence of sun exposure), sunspots or “spider veins” can be treated with the Fraxel laser. More fillers, less botox.
“A new challenge has emerged… The field of cosmetic gynaecology not only rejuvenates the intimate area but also combats atrophy, postpartum hyperlaxity or vaginal dryness to increase a woman’s quality of life“, recalls Barbara Dalbos.
Skincare from the 60s onwards: active and natural ageing
At 60, we must work globally for active and natural ageing. “We can act without surgery and therefore, without the downtime or risk of intervention. We will treat the skin, its loose tone, flaccidity, brightness, sun damage, but also restoring shape and volume, replacing the contour of the jaw, filling the temples, the orbital session“, says the expert of SHA Wellness Clinic.