Hitting forty can be a shock to the system – but this transitional decade doesn’t have to mean you fall victim of the unwelcome signs of ageing. Whether you have a well-established skincare regime or you’re looking to turn back the clock, there are plenty of things you can do to take action.

The Causes of Ageing

Tell tale signs of sun damage begin to appear; uneven pigmentation and broken capillaries being common concerns.

Fine wrinkles and open pores begin to appear, as collagen and elastin begin to deteriorate. Late nights and stress take a more obvious toll, particularly in the mornings. You may start to notice reduced fullness in your face – particularly beneath the eyes and in the cheeks – leaving skin with less support so that it appears to sag a little. Any changes in weight, particularly weight loss tend to have an aging effect on the face. If you have begun to notice these tell-tale signs of ageing don’t fret, it’s never too late to repair the damage.

The Non-Surgical Eye Lift 

Fighting the signs of ageing that occur around the eyes is a top priority for women in their forties. It’s for this reason that the non-surgical eyelift has become so popular – especially among those who don’t want more invasive treatments.

A combination of both botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers, the procedure works to effectively lift drooping brows (by relaxing the muscles in the forehead) and ‘fill in’ the hollow troughs that appear beneath the eyes.

Dermal Fillers

For women in their forties who have begun to notice a loss of volume in their face – particularly around the cheeks and mouth – dermal fillers can be particularly effective.

Most dermal fillers are made from sterile gels that contain hyaluronic acid – a natural sugar found in the skin which binds to water molecules in order to help plump it. Filling in lost fullness whilst smoothing out lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers work with the skin as a replacement for the collagen lost through age.

Since the turnover of surface skin cells known as keratinocytes, slows down as we approach our forties and treatments that encourage the turnover of these cells can be helpful to restore a more youthful bloom. Treatments such as chemical peels- superficial or medium depth, medical needling or skin boosters from the dermal filler ranges.

Finally, it is time to consider using skin care that includes active ingredients to combat the aging process. There is no substitute for the advice given and skin care prescribed by qualified professionals .

Save Face

Whilst all of the procedures mentioned above are great ways of addressing the signs of ageing, as they are all classed as non-surgical, none of them are regulated by law.

As a result of this, thousands of unsuspecting patients suffer at the hands of untrained practitioners using unsafe products in unsafe conditions.

The UK government recognises the risk to the consumer that this issue poses but have failed to act upon it. This is where Save Face comes in. We have launched a centralised register that enables consumers to search, compare and rate Save Face Accredited Practitioners who have been individually assessed against our stringent set of standards – reducing the risk involved in non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Using the Save Face search engine is the only way to ensure that you don’t fall foul of cosmetic cowboys, so if you are considering any of the above treatments, reduce the risk involved by selecting a Save Face Accredited Practitioner.

Stay safe – not sorry.


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