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Skincare & Anti-aging in your 50s

Our treatments:
  • Skin Tightening
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Pico Lasers
  • CO2 & Erbium Lasers
  • Anti-Wrinkle Injections
  • Jessner TCA Peels

Skincare & Anti-aging 50s

Skin Tightening
Best for:Lax skin, reduced collagen
Down time: 0-2 days
Comments: Increase dermal collagen with simple procedure

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Dermal Fillers
Best for: Volume loss, sagging skin
Downtime: 0 days
Comments: Correct hollows & sagging

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Pico Lasers
Best for: Pigmentation, ethnic skin
Down time: 0 days
Comments: Effective pigment removal

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CO2 & Erbium Lasers
Best for: Deep wrinkles, sun damage
Down time: 5-9 days
Comments: 1 session reverses 10 years

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Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Best for: Wrinkles
Downtime: 0 days
Comments: Less is more in this age group

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Jessner TCA Peels
Best for: Deep wrinkles, pigment, sun damage
Down time: 8 days
Comments: Medium to deep peel, 1 session

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Our team will tailor a carefully curated skin care routine consisting of skin vitamins, alpha & beta hydroxy acids, as well as antioxidants to protect your skin for years to come. You don’t need a cupboard full of skin care, you just need the correct skin care.


How to approach skin care & anti-aging in the 50s?

In the 5th decade & beyond, skin requires correction. Skincare is employed to maintain results AFTER procedures such as chemical peels or lasers. 


Lasers will correct years of photodamage, deep wrinkling & pigmentation. Depending on the clinical findings & your goals, our specialists will employ one of over 35 devices to tailor a program for your skin type. 


Dermal fillers are employed in this age group to enhance areas lacking in volume & projection, classic areas include the cheeks, eyes, temples & perioral areas (not lips but the surrounding areas including the jawline & jowls). 

Patients in this age group will benefit from skin tightening including surgical & non-surgical. Read more to understand the algorithm that dermatologists & plastic surgeons follow. 

What is the best skin care in the 50s?

Formulated skin care is best in more mature skin. The foundation does not change, regardless of age. 


AM: Cleanser, antioxidants (CE, ferulic acid, resveratrol). SPF

PM: Cleanser, ingredient list depends on concerns. 



  • Retinol or prescription retinoids: to help reduce collagen loss & improve skin quality. 
  • Pigment correctors: to reduce sun induced & hormonal hyperpigmentation. 

Anti-redness formulations: azelaic acid, niacinamide, botanicals. 


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What are the best procedures in the 50s?

Focus on improving your skin texture. This means correction of sunspots, pigmentation, creases & deeper wrinkles. You should balance this with addressing volume deficits & skin laxity. 


Skin texture can be rectified with lasers, including vascular, pigment, CO2 & erbium resurfacing. 


Skin laxity can be addressed with a combination of lasers, HIFU, RF, PDO threads & collagen stimulating fillers. The ideal combination depends on your skin’s chronological ageing, your ethnicity & goals. 

Skin volume can be addressed with either hyaluronic acid fillers (works faster) or collagen stimulating dermal fillers (works much slower, but last longer). 

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What areas are treated with dermal fillers in the 50s?

Almost universally, patients in the 50s are candidates for dermal fillers. Soft tissue dermal fillers replace volume loss from collagen, fat, & bone depletion. Frequently treated areas are-



  • Cheeks: 2-3ml total
  • Eye area: 0.5 to 1 ml total 
  • Jawline: 1.5- 4 ml total 
  • Jowls, perioral & marionette lines: 1 to 2 ml total

If you are after a fast result, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers will give you the instant WOW, however if you are after a slower result, collagen stimulating fillers can be considered. 

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Why use less anti-wrinkle injections in the 50s?

In this age group, anti-wrinkle injections are more complex– less around the eyes (as the muscle holds up your cheek), & less forehead anti-wrinkle, as this holds up your eyebrows. 

Performed with skill & precision, our injectors can reduce wrinkles whilst still giving you a natural look. Book a free assessment with our nurse injectors to discuss.

*T&C Applies. 


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Why are dermal fillers so much better than anti-wrinkle injections in mature patients?

If you must choose between dermal fillers & anti-wrinkle injections, fillers are always going to trump anti-wrinkle in this age group. Here is why-



  • Fillers correct volume
  • Fillers lift key areas including the cheeks, & in some cases jowls
  • Fillers reposition tissue, reduces sagging
  • Fillers last 2-4+ years, as compared to anti-wrinkle injections 3-4 months



In the ideal world, it is a combination of injectables that gives the best results, but if you are on a budget, think long term, fillers over anti-wrinkle injections. 

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What types of lasers are best for skin in the 50s?

More powerful lasers are employed to effectively, efficiently & safely address skin quality issues such as sunspots, deeper pigmentation, wrinkles & sun damage. 



  • Pigmentation: they include Picoway, Picosure Pro, Spectra, Fraxel
  • Sun damage & pre-cancer spots: Fraxel, CO2, Hybrid lasers
  • Redness & rosacea: vascular V Beam laser, DermaV laser, BBL
  • Deep wrinkles, skin laxity: CO2 & erbium laser resurfacing

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What skin tightening procedures are advisable in the 50s?

Collagen starts to degrade in your mid 20s. By your late 50’s you have lost more than half your collagen stores. Treatments are aimed at-



  1. Contracting your remaining collagen: Laser, RF, HIFU
  2. Replacing & regenerating new collagen: Collagen stimulating fillers
  3. Pulling up the tissue beneath your layer of collagen: HIFU & surgery


For mild to mild-moderate skin laxity, radiofrequency, high intensity ultrasound & or PDO threads can be useful. The ideal program depends on your skin type, background sun damage, downtime, skin thickness, ethnicity, goals, & degree of laxity. Our dermatologists employ one of a dozen non-surgical methods to address laxity.  

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Is microneedling any good?

Yes, if you have very mild skin textural issues & have a lot of time on your hands. Dermatologists employ micro needling to treat some forms of scarring. We also use micro needling as an entry point for skin rejuvenation. 

There are far more effective & often cost-effective solutions, apart from microneedling. Simple fractional lasers can deliver far superior results than microneedling in as little as one session. The overall cost is less than a series of microneedling sessoins.  

What surgical procedures can be considered in the 50s?

Face lifting can be considered in the 50s. Suitable candidates will have moderate to severe lower & mid face laxity. Remember, a face lift repositions skin, fat, & in some cases muscle. It does not address volume changes or skin quality. 


Our dermatologists do perform short scar or mini-s-facelifting however we believe that the gold standard is a deep plane face lift performed by a plastic surgeon (not a dermatologist, & especially not by a cosmetic general practitioner). 

Surgical blepharoplasty +/- brow lifting can be considered in some. Our surgical dermatologists have over 12 years of experience in upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Endoscopic brow lifting is performed by oculoplastic surgeons. 

What does a cost-effective skin treatment & maintenance program in the 50s look like?

A typical treatment program extending over 12 -18 months is- 



  • Skin Care: Antioxidants, retinol, AHA.
  • Lasers: 1 session ablative laser resurfacing (last 8-10 years)
  • Skin tightening: HIFU or RF (Tempure, Pelleve, Thermage, NuEra) 1-3 sessions. PDO threads. 
  • Injectables: 2-3 mls dermal filler, anti-wrinkle injections 1-2 times a year. 


*Skin tightening procedures will require ‘top ups’ every 9 to 18 months.

**Dermal fillers replace lost collagen & fat. They last between 12 to 36+ months. HA fillers are instant, whilst collagen stimulating fillers take 3-5 months for optimal results.



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