Changes in our 50s
As in our 40s – we continue to see loss of volume in the face which can contribute to marionette lines, nasolabial folds and loss of cheek volume. Lines can start to appear around the lips and we tend to lose lip volume. Crows feet, frown lines and forehead lines on the face become deeper and more noticeable. Sun exposure and smoking can speed up the development of lines so make sure you are wearing high factor sunscreen.
If you look at the diagram below you can see the changes that occur in the face from our 20s to 50s. The shape of the face in teenage years and 20s looks like an inverted triangle – volume at the top and tailing off gently to the chin. As we age the shape of the face changes – we become heavier around the chin, jowl and lower face and lose volume from the cheeks. The aims of treatments in your 50s are to try try and restore the inverted triangle shape to the face and to soften shadows that have appeared in the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
We often ask patients to use a word to describe how they look. Patients in their 50s will often say that they look “sad” or “angry”. The sad appearance can often be due to the corners of the mouth turning downwards and the development of marionette lines. We want people to say that you look rested or fresh and our treatments are aimed towards this.
Anti-wrinkle treatments in your 50s
The aims of anti-wrinkle treatments in your 50s are to soften the lines on the face whilst keeping the results natural. We don’t necessarily want to get rid of all the lines but helping you look refreshed and rested is often the goal. By treating the frown lines (brow) and just below the eyebrows we can lift the brow and open up the eyes. Crows feet aren’t necessarily a bad thing but sometimes then can distract from other great features.
Be careful when treating forehead lines – this can sometimes do more harm than good. The forehead muscle is the only muscle that lifts the eyebrows – try it for yourself in the mirror. If we start treating the forehead lines too much it can cause the eyebrows to look heavy or flat which is the opposite of what we want to achieve.
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to treat upper lip lines and to prevent the mouth corners from downturning.
Dermal filler treatment in your 50s
The aim of dermal filler treatments in your 50s is to replace the volume that has been lost. Volume loss causes marionette lines to form, the cheeks to flatten and for you to develop nasolabial folds. We aim to correct this volume loss in a subtle, natural way. We are trying to revert the shape of the face towards the inverted triangle that was present in your younger years.
Book an appointment with one of our specialists at Cityskin for a free consultation to discuss treatment.
Cityskin video guides to treatments in your 50s
How to treat a downturning mouth / DAO anti-wrinkle treatment
Cityskin clinic discusses how to lift the mouth corners with anti-wrinkle injections. We use 2-3 units on each side the provide a subtle lift. Visit the Cityskin website to find out more and to book a free consultation: https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/drooping-mouth-corner-treatment-melbourne/
How common is a droopy eye after anti-wrinkle treatment?
Cityskin Doctors discuss the concern from patients about a lazy eye after anti-treatment. Thankfully it is very rare! Read our full answer on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/lazy-eye-anti-wrinkle-injections/
How to treat the temples with dermal filler
Dr Ilana Galgut discusses how to treat the temples with dermal fillers. Find out all about temple filler treatment on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers/dermal-fillers-temples-melbourne/
How to avoid a fake look after dermal filler and anti-wrinkle treatment
At Cityskin we focus on helping you look fresh, not fake. Dr Ilana Galgut and Dr Jonathan Brown discuss how this can be achieved with dermal fillers. Find out everything you need to know about dermal filler treatment on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers/
Should we use permanent dermal fillers?
Doctors at Cityskin clinic discuss whether permanent dermal fillers should be used. Find out all about dermal filler treatment on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers/
Cannula vs needle for lip fillers - which is best?
Cityskin Doctors discuss treating lip dermal filler with needle vs cannul and the pros / cons of both methods. Find out all about dermal filler treatment on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers/
Forehead treatment with anti-wrinkle injections
How to treat the forehead with anti-wrinkle injections. Dr Brown from Cityskin Clinic discusses how to avoid the 'frozen' look by applying a small amount of anti-wrinkle injections across the forehead. Book a free consultation at Cityskin clinics across Australia. https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/forehead-lines-treatment-melbourne/
How to treat chin dimpling with anti-wrinkle injections
Dr Brown from Cityskin clinic discusses how to reduce chin dimpling and mental crease with anti-wrinkle treatment. By placing 2 units on each side of the midline we can easily reduce the dimpling of the chin. To find out more visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/chin-dimple-crease-treament-melbourne/
How do I treat decolletage lines
"How do I treat decolletage lines?" - a recent question on the Cityskin website. The short answer is they are hard to treat and need a combination of laser (e.g. Fraxel), a soft dermal filler and you could try chemial peels. Long term you really need to wear that high…
How to reduce lines but keep looking natural
Cityskin is a big believer of the 'Fresh, not fake' look. In this video, Dr Jonathan Brown discusses the Cityskin approach to reducing forehead lines but keeping a natural appearance. For more details on how to treat forehead lines visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/forehead-lines-treatment-melbourne/
Can lip dermal fillers be reversed
Lip dermal fillers are a common treatment performed at Cityskin. The short answer to 'can lip dermal fillers be reversed' is 'Yes', but it depends on the cause of the problem in the first place. Read the full answer on the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/can-lip-dermal-fillers-be-reversed
How to treat lower difficult crows feet
Dr Ilana Galgut and Dr Jonathan Brown from Cityskin discuss how to treat lower crows feet. For more information and to book a free appointment visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/anti-wrinkle/crows-feet-treatment-melbourne/
How to improve the jawline and chin with dermal fillers | Cityskin Melbourne
Double chin injections are the treatment of 2017 in Australia but what we are noticing is that over 80% of our patients presenting for double chin treatment could benefit from jawline or chin enhancement with dermal filler. Chin dermal filler advice: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers-melbourne/chin-dermal-filler-treatment-melbourne-cost/ Double chin injection advice: https://cityskin.com.au/double-chin-treatment-melbourne-australia/
How to avoid the over-treated forehead look
How much does it cost to treat marionette lines and nasolabial folds?
Dr Brown answers a patient question from the Cityskin website: Question: "I am 63 and would like to start slowly. How much would it cost to improve my marionette lines and nasolabial folds?"
How much tear trough filler cost?
Dr Brown from Cityskin in Melbourne discusses how much dermal filler costs to treat the tear troughs. For more information on tear trough treatment visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/dermal-fillers-melbourne/under-eye-bags-tear-trough-treatment/
Will anti-wrinkle treatment work permanently with repeat treatment?
Dr Brown from Cityskin discusses whether anti-wrinkle treatments work permanently. For a full written answer visit the Cityskin website: https://cityskin.com.au/cosmetic-advice/will-muscle-strength-go-away-good-i-keep-anti-wrinkle-treatment/
Why anti-wrinkle 'units' are not all the same - watch this before your next treatment!
Dr Jonathan Brown from Cityskin discusses how anti-wrinkle units can vary from clinic to clinic and shows how we, as cosmetic injectors, prepare a vial of anti-wrinkle product. There is potential for anti-wrinkle units to be diluted so be careful and always ask your clinic for their dilution amount. As…
What is dermal filler? An explanation in simple terms by a cosmetic Doctor
At Cityskin clinic we love helping you understand In this video, Dr Brown from Cityskin clinic in Melbourne explains what dermal filler is and how it works. Dr Brown also explains how dermal fillers can be placed under the skin using either a small needle or a cannula. You can…
Cheek dermal filler using a cannula at Cityskin clinic in Melbourne
Dr Brown from Cityskin clinic in Melbourne shows how to treat cheeks with dermal filler using a cannula. A cannula is a long, thin, blunt tipped device which can be used instead of a needle to place dermal filler under the skin. The tip of the cannula is blunt which…
Full facial rejuvenation using dermal filler and anti-wrinkle treatments
Our patient, in her 50s, has received both anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments to treat most areas of the face. Read our ‘total rejuvenation’ article to find out exactly what has been done and how many ml of dermal filler have been used. We strongly believe that treatments should not look fake or give you a ‘done’ look.
Popular treatments in your 50s
Lines around the eyes, called ‘crows feet’ can be reduced using anti-wrinkle treatment.
Lip dermal filler in a 50 year old patient
Our patient in her 50s has had lip dermal filler to restore the fullness to the lips and create a better upper:lower lip ratio
Cost of dermal filler treatments
The cost of dermal filler depends on the area treated. As a general rule you need to use thinner fillers in the lips and under the eyes and thicker fillers in the areas where you want more lift (lower face and cheeks).
At Cityskin we charge from $550 – $880 for 1ml of dermal filler, depending on the filler used. Have a read of our dermal filler cost page to find out more about all treatment prices.
Cost of anti-wrinkle injections
We charge $4 per unit for Brand B anti-wrinkle treatments and $12 per unit for Brand A. It can be quite confusing as you need 3 times as many units of Brand B to have the same effect as Brand A. If you are comparing the two brands directly then Brand B works out as $12 per unit.
A female face generally needs 20 units to the frown muscles, 5-10 units to the forehead and 6-12 units to the crows feet. ‘Bunny lines’ need 1-2 units each side. A neck lift can be achieved, in the right patient, using 10-20 units. Please note that these unit amounts are a guide only. You can discuss your tailored treatment with one of our specialists at your appointment.
A male face typically needs approximately 50% more units than a female face but individual requirements can vary.
What is a unit and how many injections will I need?
How much does an appointment cost?
There is no consultation charge at Cityskin
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