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Age-appropriate cosmetic interventions

Dear readers, as you know, cosmetic interventions create a wide spectrum. Each process can show superiority over other processes in solving certain problems. Social media ads can be confusing for individual needs by highlighting these applications, some medical devices and products separately. In this week’s article, I would like to talk about which age group will benefit more from which type of intervention.

Hereditary and environmental factors are quite decisive for the needs of the 20-30 age group. Non-peeling fractional laser applications alone may be sufficient for people with early signs of sun damage (color irregularities, fine wrinkles, etc.). Repetitive neurotoxin (Botox) applications are required in people with wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and middle of the eyebrows.

If wrinkles are not a problem, the budget allocated for these interventions can be transferred to other places. A small amount of filler applied on the cheekbone in this age group is a very natural and effective method. In cases where color irregularities are prominent, chemical peeling and laser peel methods can contribute to both eliminating this problem and correcting fine wrinkles. A suitable sunscreen and night creams containing AHA should also be started to be used regularly.

In the 40-50 age group, signs of volume loss and wrinkles are now becoming more evident. Therefore, neurotoxin and dermal filler applications should become regular. Fillings applied on the cheekbones provide some suspending effect as well as eliminating the loss of volume. After this application, the person will notice that the prominence of the groove extending from the edge of the nose to the corner of the lip also decreases.

In this age group, it will not be enough to eliminate the volume loss in the middle face alone. The lips become thinner, the corner of the lip tends downward causing a sad appearance, and the boundaries of the jawbone lose their clarity. In this case, first Ultherapy and then dermal filler applications will be very effective. In this period when lower and upper eyelid sagging begins, peeling fractional laser applications and Ultherapy are non-surgical options. Fractional laser applications are very effective methods for the signs of solar damage on the skin (color irregularities, fine wrinkles, etc.) in this age group.

At the age of 50 and over, our skin is succumbing to gravity and the sun. In this age group where color irregularities, sunspots and wrinkles are prominent, surface effective applications such as IPL applications alone, chemical peelings with superficial and medium depth peeling effect, Spectra peel and Thulium laser applications are insufficient and peeling fractional laser applications are often needed. For wrinkles and sagging around the eyes, peeling fractional laser applications, Ultherapy or often surgical repair (blepharoplasty) are required. Neurotoxin applications without tightening the skin in this area are just a waste of time. In this age group, before the need for a surgical method to eliminate the volume loss on the entire face and tighten the skin, Ultherapy and then dermal filler applications can give very natural and effective results.

As I mentioned before, getting help from a Dermatology or Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery specialist would be the best approach to individualize the treatment plan. I wish you all healthy days.