In recent years, the popularity of anti-wrinkle injections, and dermal fillers, has soared. And while people in their early thirties, or younger, have been given the most media coverage, those over 70 have also been opting for more aesthetic procedures than ever before. As we age, there are a number of skin issues and complaints that can develop. So what are these? And what are the best facial treatments for over 70’s? Well, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners, and we provide a range of high quality, effective facial treatments including dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. As a result, this is our guide to everything you should know about facial treatments for the over 70’s.
Skin concerns for the over 70s
The ageing process is often most noticeable on the skin, and in particular the facial skin. In fact, a range of frequent skin concerns can occur as a natural part of the ageing process, including:
- fine lines and wrinkles
- sagging skin
- thinning lips
- thinning skin
Each of these issues can be positively influenced by a range of facial treatments, including:
- anti-wrinkle injections
- dermal fillers
Anti-wrinkle injections for the over 70’s
As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, and these are two substances responsible for providing structure and shape to the face. As the levels of these substances decrease, the skin can begin to form wrinkles and expression lines. Anti-wrinkle injections can be very effective for treating these, as they involve an injection of a neurotoxin, which can help the facial muscles to relax and move less frequently. As a result, the skin can relax and the lines will become less deep and prominent. This is especially effective for lines around the eyes and forehead.
Anti-wrinkle injections can also be an effective treatment option for Rosacea. This is a condition that starts out as a temporary reddening or flushing of the skin which, over time, can become permanent. Anti-wrinkle injections can disrupt the signals to your blood vessels, so that they will no longer enlarge (and cause the redness to appear) and this can be an effective treatment for many types of rosacea.
Dermal fillers for the over 70’s
Thinning lips is common ageing issue that effects both men and women equally. As the lips lose collagen, they can become thinner and drier, and less red. Dermal fillers can be used to add volume back to your lips, as well as to provide hydration. This can be a very effective way to enhance the appearance of your lips.
In addition, some deeper lines and wrinkles can be tackled with dermal filler. This includes lines between the eyes, or marionette lines. The filler will help to smooth out any wrinkles, dramatically reducing their appearance.
Finally, dermal fillers are also effective for adding structure back to the face. As part of the ageing process, the facial fat pads can change and shrink, and this leads to sagging skin and hollow patches, usually around the lower half of the face. Filler injected into the cheeks or jaw increases the volume, and can help to add more structure, preventing sagging skin.
Mesotherapy for the over 70’s
Mesotherapy is a treatment option that can really hydrate and nourish your skin. This can be an effective way for the over 70’s to tackle thinning facial skin, by replacing lost nutrients and water content.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.