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Aesthetic Experts Reveal the Treatments That Make the Biggest Difference in Skin Over 40

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If you’re investing in treatments to improve your skin, you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth with real results. Once you’re over 40, your past skin-care regimen may not be enough to keep fine lines and slack skin at bay. To help you narrow down which treatments will help improve the appearance of your skin, we’ve asked doctors which treatments make the biggest difference in those over 40.

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“For someone with a lot of skin damage—discoloration, wrinkles, prominent pores (pores are also affected by the sun)—the first thing is resurfacing. For that age group, I combine the two wavelengths of the Fraxel Dual for non ablative fractional resurfacing with the Qswitched Nd:YAG laser for the darkest distinct pigmented spots (lentigines) and the VBeam vascular laser for redness and visible capillaries.”

–Nanuet, NY dermatologist Heidi A. Waldorf, MD

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“People who do yearly fractionated laser treatments of the face, for sun damage and collagen formation, end up with better-looking skin than those who don’t. There is no question it helps make your skin look younger after 40.”

–Westborough, MA facial plastic surgeon Min S. Ahn, MD

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“I am loving Software! No downtime. More concentrated ultrasound pulses to the skin. Fast and comfortable. Can be done alone, and in some cases, it can be combined with other treatments for great results.”

–New York, NY facial plastic surgeon Lee Ann M. Klausner, MD

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“The biggest ‘bang for the buck’ in terms of restoring glow and clarity to their skin has to be our Picosure Laser by Cynosure. This has been our workhorse and patients love the fact that there is almost no downtime while seeing improvement of their pigmental and textural issues pretty within a few days. After Picosure, we love our Lutronic Spectra Laser in ‘Hollywood’ mode.”

–New York facial plastic surgeon John Kang, MD

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“For someone with less environmental aging and more aging from volume loss and repetitive muscle movement—often complaining of looking tired, starting to see jowls, the 11’s between the brow and ‘parentheses’ around the mouth— injectables are the way to go.  I always tell patients that I can’t make them less tired, but I can make them not look tired.

Well-placed fillers to replenish, lift and soften lines and folds make a world of difference quickly. And botulinum toxin for a subtle brow lift reduced squinting and an improved jawline can open up the face for a calmer yet still expressive face.  The goal is to look like the most well-rested, vibrant version of themselves!”

–Dr. Waldorf

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“Fractionated CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing gives my patients the biggest bang for their buck. If they’re willing to tolerate a little downtime this treatment literally erases wrinkles.” 

Huntington Beach, CA dermatologist, David Rayhan MD

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“Ultherapy is my workhorse for loose skin on the neck and jawline that is just starting to sag. It’s an ultrasound treatment that tightens existing collagen and promotes the growth of new collagen. My patients love that it has zero downtime. Some patients repeat the treatment every one to two years to keep their skin firm and tight.”

Bannockburn, IL dermatologist, Heather Downes, MD

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“I think fillers and Botox done with a light touch make the biggest difference for my patients. It keeps them looking fresh and young much longer without anyone realizing they’ve had any interventions. It can also prevent or push back a facelift for decades—especially when combined with a good sunscreen and skincare regimen. They’re not the “sexiest” treatments but they get the job done!” 

Brookline, MA dermatologist Papri Sarkar, MD

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“Eurothreads are a great treatment to rejuvenate skin. When placed superficially, the threads act as a support system for thin or sagging skin while promoting collagen production. The threads also can improve redness and brown spots. In addition, threads can be placed anywhere on the face, neck, or chest. In combination with deep threads, which lift without adding volume, it can make a huge difference for over 40 skin!”

East Greenwich, RI dermatologist Caroline Chang, MD 

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“I think in your 40s, it’s about aging gracefully with a little help from your board-certified dermatologist. The most popular treatment at my office is PRP microneedling along with PRP rejuvenation. The treatment increases your natural collagen which helps firm the skin, fine lines, and sun damage. It has been a game-changer for my patients in their 40s that desire a long-term investment into their skin health.” 

Washington D.C. dermatologist Agnes Ju Chang, MD

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