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June 14, 2017

Beautiful Skin At Every Age | Part III: 60s, 70s, and Beyond

Over the last two months, we have shared the many treatments and skincare regimens most appropriate for your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. All of these treatments apply as you reach your 60s, 70s, and 80s. The question I get from patients in this generation most often is how to put it all together and in what order.

Botox treatments will continue to help with the lines on the forehead, between the eyes, and crow’s feet, while thoughtful placement of fillers in the lips, temples, or mid-cheek can recreate your youthful volume.

Deeper lines and pigment respond well to resurfacing treatments like microneedling, IPL, HALO laser, and CO2 laser. HALO is a great option to smooth out deep lines, even skin tone and generate collagen. If texture is not the issue, but you have red and brown spots from sun damage, IPL could be a wonderful option. The CO2 laser is more aggressive than the HALO laser, which means more downtime, but fewer treatments. It is typically a “one and done” procedure as the results on deeper lines and pigment are dramatic.

As we age, metabolism of fat can be more difficult. CoolSculpting and Kybella are great options for non-invasive removal of this fat. Ideal locations to treat include the chin, abdomen, inner thighs, below the glutes (“banana roll”), and more. Tightening devices are great in areas of lax skin to help lift the skin back into place.

When preparing to do these different types of procedures, knowing which ones you can do together and how much time to space others is important. Injectables – such as Botox, fillers, and Kybella – can typically all be done in one session. Also, treatments on different parts of the body can be done the same day.  For example, CoolSculpting on the stomach can be performed the same day as Botox and fillers on the face.

The main procedures that need to be spaced apart are those involving resurfacing or heat. I typically space out Botox and fillers two weeks after a laser procedure. While it is not wrong to perform these closer together or even on the same day, I prefer to avoid placing a filler in an area that is swollen from heat or applying heat to fresh filler or Botox.

Sun exposure is another factor to consider when planning your procedures. Lasers, including resurfacing and IPL, need complete sun protection two weeks before and two weeks after the procedure. While we perform these procedures year-round, it is the rare patient in the South that can achieve this in the summer.

A thorough skincare regimen can be started any time of the year and will help you get the most out of your injectables and procedures. Your skincare should include daily sunscreen, retinols, antioxidants, and ideally a growth factor. Specialty products, such as eye creams and hydrators with hyaluronic acid, can augment a great regimen. Having hydrated skin prior to a resurfacing laser (HALO, Total FX) will enhance the absorption of the laser and give more dramatic results. Products that protect against pigmentation, such as Lytera 2.0 or hydroquinone, can decrease pigment production after a laser or micro needling. Beginning Alastin’s Skin Nectar a few weeks before a laser will increase the amount of elastic tissue produced and decrease downtime. The sample regimen listed below can be a great starting point. For a customized regimen, visit our skincare boutique for a free consultation. Our skincare experts have extensive experience with every age, skin type, and condition.

AM

  1. Cleanse with an exfoliating cleanser including glycolic acid  – Neocutis Neocleanse
  2. Apply antioxidant/growth factor serum to face, neck, and chest – SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
  3. Apply hyaluronic acid hydrator to face, neck, and chest  – SkinMedica HA5
  4. Apply anti-aging eye cream – SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair or Lumiere Riche
  5. Apply anti-aging moisturizer – SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream or SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore
  6. Apply daily sunscreen protectant to face, neck, chest, and hands – EltaMD Daily Sunscreen

PM

  1. Cleanse with an exfoliating cleanser including glycolic acid – Neocutis Neocleanse
  2. Apply antioxidant/growth factor serum to face, neck, and chest – SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
  3. Apply hyaluronic acid hydrator to face, neck, and chest – SkinMedica HA5
  4. Apply anti-aging eye cream- SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair, Lumiere Riche, or Alastin Restorative Eye Treatment
  5. Apply retinol to entire face – SkinMedica Retinol Complex or Tretinoin cream
  6. Apply anti-aging moisturizer to face – SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream or SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore
  7. Apply anti-aging neck moisturizer – Revision Skincare Nectifirm