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Skincare & Anti-aging in your 60s

Our state-of-the-art laser technology devices include:
  • Skin Tightening
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Pico Lasers
  • CO2 & Erbium Lasers
  • Anti-Wrinkle Injections
  • Skin Care

Skincare & Anti-aging 60s

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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Skin Care
Best for: Maintenance post-procedure
Down time: 0 days
Comments: Vitamins & antioxidants for skin health

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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 60s?

In the 6th decade & beyond, skin requires correction. Skincare is employed to maintain results AFTER procedures.



Deep wrinkles, pigmentation & skin textural changes can be corrected with CO2 & erbium lasers or medium to deep chemical peels. 



Dermal fillers are used to replace bone loss & to support overlying skin. Treated areas include the jawline, temples & cheeks. 



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 60s?

The ethos of skin care 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 60s?

Improving the quality of the skin will give more youth, vibrance, luminosity & glow. This is achieved with laser resurfacing, 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 a combination of hyaluronic acid fillers & longer lasting collagen stimulating soft tissue fillers.

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What areas are treated with dermal fillers in the 60s?

Soft tissue dermal fillers in this age group are designed to support overlying skin & tissue. Key areas include the jawline, temples, & cheeks.  We use a combination of hyaluronic acid & collagen stimulating fillers. The former provides structural support, & the later provides an increase of collagen in the treated areas. 



  • Cheeks: 2-3ml total
  • Eye area: 1 to 1.5 ml total 
  • Jawline: 2- 6 ml total 
  • Jowls, perioral & marionette lines: 1.5 to 2 ml total

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Why use less anti-wrinkle injections in the 60s?

The short answer: muscles hold up your eyebrows, cheeks, & eyelids. Reduce the strength of key muscles, & you will get a drop. 


It is more complex than that, as we can target opposing muscles to lift. Regardless, you will require much less anti-wrinkle in your 60s than in your 40s. 



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 60s?

The ideal laser depends on your skin quality & goals. Our clinicians employ one of 35 different lasers to target specific concerns, ranging from deeper pigmentation to deep etched wrinkles & sun damage. 



  • Sun damage & sunspots spots: Thulium, CO2, Hybrid lasers
  • Redness & rosacea: vascular lasers, IPL, BBL
  • Deep wrinkles, skin laxity: CO2 & erbium laser resurfacing
  • Pigmentation: they include Picoway, Picosure Pro, BBL, Fraxel, DermaV

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What skin tightening procedures are advisable in the 60s?

By your late 60’s you have lost nearly 75% of your collagen stores. Treatments are aimed at lifting & contraction of collagen & the underlying SMAS layers. 



  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



If you have moderate to severe laxity, you are far better off saving for a deep plane facelift. Skin tightening procedures can only address mild to moderate laxity. The skin tightening algorithm 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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What are thread lifts & are they any good?

Our dermatologists have over a decade of experience in thread lifting- everything from Mint, PDO, Silhouette & others. Here is our take on threads-



  • Barbed or suspension threads work (Mint/Silhouette). It is not hard to get a good lift & great before & after photo. 
  • Longevity is the issue. Companies promise a 12+ month lift, in reality most patients are lucky to get 4-6 months.
  • Knots & puckers: with some threads we need to anchor the skin. This will result in puckers & knots. We can hide them in the scalp or behind the ear, but most patients find it uncomfortable. 



In summary, the cost: benefit ratio is not logical. 


We have now gone to PDO monofilament threads. This type of thread will not pucker or ‘knot.’ In select patients we get a good improvement in skin firmness, especially if we combine it with heating devices. 


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What surgical procedures can be considered in the 60s?

The question is- are you a candidate for a face lift? Surgery repositions skin, fat, muscle & retaining ligaments. If you have significant laxity, it is the only way to lift. 



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, often combining this with lower eyelid resurfacing.  Endoscopic brow lifting is performed by oculoplastic. 

What does a cost-effective skin treatment & maintenance program in the 60s look like?

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



  • Skin Care: Antioxidants, retinoids, in-clinic peels
  • Lasers: 1 session ablative laser resurfacing (last 8-10 years)
  • Skin tightening: HIFU or RF (Tempure, Pelleve, Thermage, NuEra) 1-3 sessions. 
  • Injectables: 4-9 mls dermal filler, then maintained with 1-2 mls annually.  



*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.




Do oral collagen supplements work?

Collagen supplements are encouraged in this age group as they have a beneficial effect on joint health, reducing osteoarthritis. 



Their effects on skin health are minimal, if any, however given the low costs, positive effects on the musculoskeletal system & the power of placebo, collagen supplements may be worth it. 

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