In our 60s we loss of volume in the face which can contribute to marionette lines, nasolabial folds and loss of cheek 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 60s. 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.
The aims of anti-wrinkle treatments in your 60s 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- they show that you have been smiling which is never a bad thing. Sometimes people want these lines softened and this can be achieved using anti-wrinkle injections.
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 – read our article on how to treat mouth corners here.
A popular treatment for the lower face is the ‘Nefertiti lift‘. This technique relaxes the muscles of the lower face, providing a lift to the jawline and mouth.
Lines around the eyes, called ‘crows feet‘ can be reduced using anti-wrinkle treatment.
Non surgical brow lift
In the video below Dr Jonathan Brown from Cityskin shows how to treat a downturning mouth using anti-wrinkle injections.
The aim of dermal filler treatments in your 60s 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.
Lip dermal filler
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.