Times of Your Life

Age 20 to 30

Most women in their twenties tend to be in good health with little need to see their physician. Although it is usually a time in a young woman’s life when her face and skin look good, protecting your skin and preventing damage to it is important. If you want to maintain your natural beauty, this is the time to start.

Showing facial expression is an important aspect of individuality – but for some woman, excessive expression may result in the formation of lines around the eyes or mouth. In these cases, starting treatment with Botox earlier is better and beneficial to keep your features soft. Dermal fillers are mainly used to balance the face where slight correction or beautification is needed.

Hyperpigmentation can be commonly caused by use of the contraceptive pill, pregnancy, too much sun or after inflammation of the skin. Skin care, UV protection and chemical skin peels are all very helpful in treating and maintaining the uniformity of color in the skin.

Acne is a chronic inflammation of the sebaceous units of the skin, producing papules, pustules, cysts and scars. Acne tends to affect women at a younger age than men. First line treatment includes Benzoyl peroxide, topical skin treatment and/or antibiotics. Chemical skin peels are very effective in treating the condition and Derma Roller can improve scarring.

Excessive sweating can be a problem and cause difficulty in feeling comfortable when socializing or engaging in sports. This can be easily and safely managed using Botox.

Being in your twenties can be a wonderful time and looking good is relatively easy. The art is to keep it that way as you get older.

Age 30 to 40

In their thirties, women get to know themselves better, with improved confidence and stronger sense of personal identity. Most women in their 30s are still quite medically fit. But work and home life can often be quite demanding with very little personal time.

Actively planning families or having sleepless nights with babies or toddlers are common challenges at this age. This constant lack of sleep, often accompanied by fluctuating hormones, can leave one exhausted.

During this time, women often put their needs last. Although resting lines and volume loss starts to show on faces, many women still maintain their natural beauty. This is the time to be proactive. Preventive treatments set the stage for the next ten years.

A simple and dependable skin regime is essential. Cosmeceuticals are medical grade skin care products that are normally not available over the counter. These products are formulated to treat specific skin conditions or prevent skin damage.

Swapping facials for superficial chemical peels on a regular basis gives the skin a greater advantage.

Looking fresh and natural, despite having a hectic life, can be easily achieved by using Botox to soften lines. Depending on the amount and area Botox is used, you can maintain expression using Botox and that is certainly the way it should be.

Using Dermal fillers, for example Juvederm or Radiesse, to put a bit of volume back in your face, is not only beautifying, but also very effective. Your skin is still very receptive and reacts well to the hydrating effect that is achieved by using dermal fillers.

You might start to notice small capillaries or broken veins on your face. This is easily managed by using laser therapy to close these little vessels. This is a safe and fairly painless procedure that yields good results.

Unwanted hair can be permanently removed by laser treatments.

There are many things you can do to look after your skin, but realizing that your 30s is the time to start can make a big difference as you age.

Age 40 to 50

Life may become a bit more settled in your forties. Although time constraints are still there, it might be possible to make a bit more time for yourself. To look your best, you may need more than a good wardrobe!

During this time, volume loss certainly shows on the face, especially for women who are keeping up with their fitness. Wrinkles are now visible without movement. Skin starts to lose elasticity and collagen. Skin blemishes become more noticeable.

Women who have previously maintained their looks with non-invasive procedures like Botox or dermal fillers may think that status quo is sufficient but that isn’t always the case. If Botox has only been used on the upper face, the lower face will need to be addressed.

Combination treatment will give the best results and give uniformity and beautification to the face. Bags under the eyes might become visible and benefit from lower eyelid bags surgery, a relatively minor procedure called blepharoplasty. Heavy upper eyelids can also be corrected with this procedure.

Women who have had no treatment before invariably need to spend a little more time improving and maintaining their skin quality. Some women might be happy with only a little bit of Botox, but combining treatment, with either Botox, dermal fillers, blepharoplasty or chemical skin peels often give the best results.

Derma Roller and skin peels are excellent ways to give the skin a lovely shine and improve fine lines without using Botox. Lips can regain their natural fullness with the use of dermal fillers.

For broken veins on the face, skin tags, or unsightly moles, laser therapy or minor surgery can be effective.

Many women suffer with migraines, and by their forties, have tried many medical treatments to decrease frequency and intensity of migraines. Botox is FDA approved for treating migraines, with the added benefit of enhancing facial appearance.

Age 50 and older

Women in their fifties and beyond have reached a very important time in their lives. Many are established and need to look good, both professionally and in their personal life. The 50s is also an important decade because of hormonal fluctuations and the symptoms that this brings. Menopause accelerates aging and this shows in the skin, hair, bone structure and loss of libido.

Without previous non-invasive treatments, women might be concerned about general loss of volume in their faces, noticing sunken cheeks, loss of lip definition, heavy eyelids and loss of jawline definition. An important question to ask would be if plastic surgery will be an option?

Many women only want to address a visible frown, in which case Botox and possibly a little bit of dermal filler will provide good results. If skin looks tired, skin resurfacing with either Derma Roller or medium-depth chemical skin peels will improve and correct the problem.

To beautify your face and restore the volume, combination treatment with dermal fillers, Botox and plastic surgery might be necessary.

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a very successful minor surgery procedure to improve the appearance of the eyes. Eye bags can be removed and heavy eyelids can be corrected.

At Oregon Coast Plastic Surgery, we are passionate about restoring your beauty and will give you advice on the best way to achieve your goals. Using our advanced imaging technology, we can even show you how you will look before you undergo any procedures.

For more advice and to arrange an appointment please call:
Oregon Coast Plastic Surgery 541-808-3860

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