As we age, our skin goes through many changes, and our concerns regarding its appearance change too. Choosing the right cosmetic treatment can be confusing, especially with the overwhelming array of options available today. Here’s a guide to help you choose the perfect cosmetic treatment for your age group.

Women Aged 20 – 30

In your 20s, your skin is at its prime and usually needs minimal intervention. At this age group, the goal is mainly to maintain healthy skin habits like staying hydrated, using sunscreen regularly, and investing in high-quality skincare products. If you want to tackle any minor issues like acne scars or dark circles that you may have had since your teenage years, you can consult board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Wetherington to explore treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling, and eyelid surgery.

Women Aged 30 – 40

When women hit their thirties, fine lines and wrinkles start to appear, and the skin begins to lose its elasticity. Considered a great time for preventative measures, women in this age group typically opt for non-surgical treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers to boost collagen production and tackle crow’s feet and frown lines. Patients in their late 30s and early 40s may have more advanced skin aging concerns and may opt for treatments like laser resurfacing or facelifts.

Women Aged 40 – 50

Women in their 40s and 50s are more prone to sagging skin issues around the neck and jowls, which is when they consider surgical procedures such as facelifts and neck lifts. However, these treatments may not be suitable for everyone, and Dr. Wetherington will advise if you’d benefit from something less invasive or recommend a different treatment. An excellent non-surgical option for this age group is laser facial rejuvenation, which uses a variety of technologies, each designed to improve either the color or texture of facial skin. The best results are achieved by matching the patient’s concerns and physical findings with the best available treatment pathway.

Women Aged 50 – 60

By the time women reach their 50s and are more mature, there’s a natural loss of volume in the face and a decrease in bone density. As a result, most women’s primary concern is alleviating under-eye bags and addressing deep wrinkles such as nasolabial folds (laugh lines that run from the corners of your nose to the mouth). Common treatments for this age group include lower facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgery.

Regardless of your age and need, choosing the right cosmetic treatment for your specific concern can take some time and requires careful research. Ultimately, consulting a licensed, board-certified cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Wetherington is the best way to get the most accurate and trustworthy advice.

At Horizons Plastic Surgery, we understand the needs and concerns of women in different age groups and can provide customized solutions that will help you achieve the results you desire. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore the various treatments available to you.