Fabulous Fifties

Non-Surgical Skincare And Body Contouring In Your 50S

You’ve arrived. This is the age of mastery at home and on the job. If you have children, you’ve likely weathered their teen or even early adult years by now. You’re proud of your resume, a chronicle of hard-won accomplishments and early goals attained. But change is afoot. Your fifties is a time of closing some chapters and opening others. Your face and body will show the signs of the care or neglect from previous decades.

For individuals in their 50s who are concerned with skin care, a cosmetic surgeon may recommend more powerful skin rejuvenation procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, deep chemical peels, and intense pulsed light treatments to combat wrinkles, uneven skin tone, age spots, and sun damage. Daily use of physician recommended skin care products can help you maintain the results achieved with skin treatments, minimize signs of aging, and protect your skin.

At Dr. Q™ Medical Spa, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q™) and her professionally-trained staff are committed to helping you look gorgeous at any age. Our Re-Q™-venating skin enhancement services are cost-effective, require little (if any) downtime, and can typically be completed in 30-60 minutes, which allows for flexible scheduling options to accommodate your busy schedule.

We offer an extensive selection of non- or minimally-invasive skin treatments that are ideally suited for our 50-something patients. Your customized facial rejuvenation treatment plan will reflect your unique facial structure and cosmetic objective, and will be comprised of next generation treatment options that are clinically proven to lift and renew mature skin while simultaneously staving off future visible signs of facial aging.

Although the increasingly rapid development of the visible signs of aging can be deeply unsettling, with today’s aesthetic enhancement options, it is possible to delay and even reverse the aging process without invasive surgery! Non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments work in a preventive capacity to conceal the signs of aging, allowing your skin to remain youthfully vibrant and healthy well into your 50s.

If you feel you require more intensive corrective services, or that your cosmetic concerns originate at a structural level, please visit the Dr. Q Plastic Surgery website to learn about our cutting-edge cosmetic surgery options. We also offer customizable Re-Q-venating packages, which incorporate the optimal combination of procedures to keep your skin healthy and beautiful and enable you to appear much younger than your true age!

Skincare in Your 50s

Even patients who have maintained a healthy lifestyle and avoided excessive sun exposure will begin to see increasingly noticeable signs of facial aging during their 50s. As collagen and elastin levels continue to decline, the structural integrity of the skin begins to weaken, triggering a decline in the firmness, elasticity, and resilience of the skin.

SKIN/FACE: Women in their fifties will continue to experience a decrease in collagen production which will make their skin feel and look less supple. Collagen, a naturally occurring fibrous protein, is the primary support structure of the skin. It gives the skin strength and suppleness as well as an inherent ability to retain moisture. Collagen makes up about 90 percent of the dermis. With aging, and as a result of exposure to the sun, the collagen fiber components begin to weaken causing facial lines to form and the skin to appear looser. A decrease in estrogen as a woman enters menopause can also cause skin to lose moisture and become more sensitive.

Common skin concerns in your 50s:

  • Increasing skin laxity and facial ptosis (sagging, looseness)
  • Fine lines, wrinkles, and creases on the face and neck (“crow’s feet,” “marionette lines,” “bunny lines,” “laugh lines,” “eyebrow furrows”)
  • Surgery-, injury-, or acne-related scarring
  • Enlarged pores/blackheads
  • Dry, sun-damaged skin
  • Bags, puffiness, and dark circles under the eyes
  • Broken capillaries/redness/rosacea
  • Uneven, blotchy, and/or dull skin tone
  • Rough skin texture
  • Hyperpigmentation (skin darkening, melasma, sun spots, age spots)
  • Hypopigmentation (skin lightening)

Although the increasingly rapid progression of the aging process can be deeply unsettling, it is absolutely possible to slow down and even reverse this process. Powerful anti-aging and preventive skin rejuvenation treatments work to camouflage the signs of aging, allowing your skin to remain youthfully vibrant and healthy well into your 50s.

As your skin elasticity and facial volume declines, you may experience drooping brows and the unwanted development of excess skin above and below the eyelids. Advanced, non-invasive skin rejuvenation techniques to revitalize your skin in your 50s can serve as effective tools to:

  • Lift and firm the skin to restore optimal collagen levels (i.e. Ultherapy)
  • Resurface the skin by exfoliating dead (keratinized) skin cells (i.e. laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, chemical peels)
  • Protect your skin from the harsh effects of free radicals (i.e. Ultherapy, Hydrafacials, medical grade skincare products)

It is also very important to continue a good skin care regime using products that are nourishing to the skin. Retin-A and products containing glycolic acid can help the skin slough off dead skin cells, leaving the skin looking renewed while also diminishing fine wrinkles and sun damage.

The importance of establishing a high quality skincare regimen during your 40s cannot be emphasized strongly enough—over the counter (OTC) products may have been sufficient to keep you skin looking flawless during your 20s, but are simply not strong enough to deliver the results you desire in your 40s. Medical (pharmaceutical) grade products available only through prescription contain retinol, glycolic acid, and other key ingredients to slough off dead skin cells and minimize the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation problems, and sun damage, which keeps your skin looking youthfully smooth, glowing, and refreshed.

Non-invasive Corrective Treatments for Common Skin Concerns in Your 50s

Fine lines, wrinkles, and creases (particularly around the eyes and mouth)

  • Hydrafacial
  • Botox® injections
  • Injectable Dermal Fillers (JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM® Voluma XC, Restylane®, Perlane®, Hylaform®)
  • Liquid facelift (customizable combination of Botox® and dermal filler injections)
  • Chemical peels
  • Photofacials (photo rejuvenation)
  • Fractional laser skin resurfacing
  • Medical grade facials and at-home skincare products

Acne-, surgical-, or injury-related scarring

  • Skin Resurfacing with eMatrix™ Complete Sublative Rejuvenation system
  • Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments
  • IPL Photofacial
  • Injectable dermal fillers
  • Chemical peels
  • Botox® injections
  • Pharmaceutical-grade at-home skincare products (VisãoMD, bioCorneum®+, mybody®, SkinMedica 

Preventing/Delaying Future Signs of Aging (i.e. fine lines, wrinkles, loose/sagging skin)

  • Botox® injections
  • Ultherapy
  • Hydrafacial
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Fractional laser skin resurfacing (we offer ablative and non-ablative options)
  • Skin Resurfacing with eMatrix™ Complete Sublative Rejuvenation system
  • Medical grade facials
  • Pharmaceutical-grade at-home skincare products (VisãoMD, bioCorneum®+, mybody®, SkinMedica®)

Dry, dull, rough, or sun-damaged skin

  • Fractional laser skin resurfacing
  • IPL photofacial
  • Medical-grade facials
  • Hydrafacial
  • Pharmaceutical-grade at-home skincare products (VisãoMD, bioCorneum®+, mybody®, SkinMedica®)

Excessive Sweating (hyperhidrosis)

  • Botox® injections in the under-arm region

Redness/Blotchiness/Rosacea

  • Chemical peel
  • Pharmaceutical-grade at-home skincare products (VisãoMD, bioCorneum®+, mybody®, SkinMedica®)
  • Medical Grade facial

Uneven Skin Tone/Texture

  • Skin Resurfacing with eMatrix™ Complete Sublative Rejuvenation system
  • Fractional laser skin resurfacing
  • IPL photofacial
  • Pharmaceutical-grade at-home skincare products (VisãoMD, bioCorneum®+, mybody®, SkinMedica®)

Dyschromia (pigmentation irregularities, skin-darkening/hyperpigmentation, skin-lightening/hypopigmentation)

  • Hydrafacial
  • Skin Resurfacing with eMatrix™ Complete Sublative Rejuvenation system
  • IPL Photofacial
  • Chemical Peels
  • Fractional laser skin resurfacing
  • Pharmaceutical-grade at-home skincare products (VisãoMD, bioCorneum®+, mybody®, SkinMedica®)

Thin Lips

  • Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers (i.e. JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®)

Sparse (meager) Eyelashes

  • Latisse™ Eyelash Enhancement System

Acneic/Oily Skin/Blackheads/Clogged or Enlarged Pores

  • IPL photofacial
  • Fractional laser skin resurfacing
  • Medical-grade facials
  • Hydrafacial
  • Pharmaceutical-grade at-home skincare products (VisãoMD, bioCorneum®+, mybody®, SkinMedica®)

Body Contouring In Your 50S:

The appearance of cellulite, sagging skin, and stretch marks are common complaints among patients in their 50s. What many men and women are not aware of is that there are non-surgical body contouring alternatives that produce remarkable enhancements to the shape of your physique and can effectively lift, tighten, and tone your “problem areas” (i.e. thighs, arms, abdomen, buttocks).

Moreover, body contouring surgery does not address one of the primary body-oriented concerns we hear from women in their 40s—cellulite!! If you are in your 40s and would like to slim, tone, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and/or sculpt your physique without invasive surgery, Dr. Q™ Medical Spa is pleased to offer the following non-invasive body contouring services:

  • VelaShape III®: by increasing cellular metabolism and lymphatic drainage, the VelaShape III® minimizes the appearance of unsightly cellulite while firming, tightening and smoothing the surface of the skin
  • CoolSculpting®: this non-invasive technique uses the process of cryolipolysis™ to target, freeze, and safely eliminate fat cells in common ‘problem areas’ (i.e. hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks)
  • UltraShape®: harnesses the power of ultrasound technology to destroy fat cells without harming muscle cells or healthy tissu

Contact Dr. Q™ Medical Spa

Situated in beautiful Rancho Mirage, California, Dr. Q™ Medical Spa has become an oasis for patients seeking a tranquil reprieve from the chaotic pace of everyday life while receiving non-invasive, yet highly-effective skin rejuvenation and body contouring treatments. Unparalleled patient care is the foundation of Dr. Q™’s cosmetic surgery practice, and she extends this exceptional level of service, attentiveness, and commitment to client satisfaction to her medical spa, where she offers a variety of customizable treatments designed to accommodate her patients’ diverse needs and aesthetic goals.

If would like additional information about non-invasive cosmetic enhancement services to maximize your natural beauty in your 50s, please contact Dr. Q™ Medical Spa today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Q™.

 

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