Not so long ago, if you were considering an injectable treatment, then you'd probably just be talking about Botox or Dermal Fillers. Over the last few years the aesthetics industry has boomed and with it has come even more choice of products to address the signs of aging.
But what do they all do, and which product should you be considering in which decade?
Of course, everyone's skin is different, so below is a general guide the most popular treatments to consider from your 30's onwards.
If you're in your 30's....
Chances are you are starting to notice fine lines and wrinkles on your forehead or corners of your eye's when you look in the mirror. Make up may not go on quite as smoothly as it used to.
Botulinum Toxin injections, commonly known as "Botox" are a popular treatment to smooth away lines and wrinkles. Regular treatment at this age, can help ensure you do not develop deeper lines in the future.
Lip fillers are also popular during this decade to increase lip volume, a treatment make popular by social media celebrities like Kylie Jenner and most of cast of TOWIE! You can read more about how lip fillers here
For men, jawline treatment is popular during this decade. Injectable treatments can be used to redefine jawlines, softening the shape, or giving a more defined, more chiseled look.
In your 40's....
This decade is when the signs of aging using become more noticeable. Lines and wrinkles become more pronounced, skin loses some of it's elasticity and natural glow as a result of a slowing down of collagen production and nasolabial folds become more pronounced.
Dermal fillers are a great option to replace lost volume, gently lifting up the skin tissue, which reduces shadows, resulting in a younger looking appearance. Lip fillers can be used to gently increase volume naturally and improve hydration. This decade is a good time to consider Profhilo treatment, which floods skin with hydration, resulted in a more lifted, radiant complexion.
We often start to notice skin pigmentation at this age as result of sun damage in the previous decades. A course of Skin Pen treatments is very effective to not only treat pigmentation but also to rejuvenate the skin, stimulating it to produce more natural collagen.
Botox treatment continues to be very effective in your 40's.
In your 50's and beyond....
Dermal fillers to replace lost volume and also to "fill in" fine lines which can develop around the lip area. Sometimes referred to as "smokers lines" they develop as a result of lost volume.
If you've been regularly having Botox treatments you should notice that you need to have these less often now. If you haven't yet started then now
is a good time to prevent lines and wrinkles deepening. Botox can also be used effectively to treat downturned smiles and platysmal bands on the neck which can start to become more prevalent at this age, sometimes referred to as "turkey neck".
Profhilo treatment is beneficial to improve skin texture and restore radiance.
Many people choose to start having lip fillers during this decade as the procedure can gently enhance the lip area adding natural definition.
If you're considering an injectable treatment, you should be offered a free consultation first to discuss your area of concern. Always seek treatment with a registered medical professional and ask as many questions as you need before you decide to go ahead.