Fantastic Forties

Non-Surgical Skincare And Body Contouring In Your 40S

Life during your 40s is in full swing, as you attempt to balance the ever-growing responsibilities of your work life, home life, and social life. Although this should be an era to celebrate your achievements and life experiences, it is also the time when the signs of aging become increasingly prominent, which can hinder your self-confidence and self-esteem. You may feel vibrant and full of energy in your 40s, but your skin may be telling a different story.

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 40-something patients. Your custom-tailored facial rejuvenation treatment plan will reflect your unique facial structure and cosmetic goals, and will be comprised of advanced treatment options that are clinically proven to lift, revitalize, and renew mature skin while staving off future visible signs of facial aging.

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 40s

The word collagen is often mentioned in the context of advertisements for retail skincare products, but its importance is rarely explained in clear, understandable terminology. It may be useful to think about collagen as the natural protein that provides the scaffolding or structural support system for your skin, keeping your skin looking firm, lifted, smooth, and supple.

During your 40s, collagen production slows, and the impact of this decrease in collagen manifests in the form of noticeable facial lines/wrinkles and skin laxity (loose, sagging skin). The most common ‘problem areas’ for wrinkle development and sagging skin in your 40s are around the mouth and eyes, as the tissues in these areas are particularly delicate and susceptible to the damaging effects of the sun and environmental toxins.

You will likely notice the fine wrinkles of your 30s progressing to moderate and deep wrinkles in your 40s. 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 40s 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)

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 40s

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 40S:

The appearance of cellulite, sagging skin, and stretch marks are common complaints among patients in their 40s. 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 doesn’t always 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 tissueContact 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 40s, 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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