Facial rejuvenation aims to restore a youthful appearance to the face. Yes, many patients who inquire about facial rejuvenation procedures are more mature, but people of all ages receive facial rejuvenation treatments. We find that younger patients explore facial rejuvenation treatments to avoid premature aging or to enhance areas they are unhappy with.
What Are The Most Popular Facial Rejuvenation Procedures For Mature Patients?
Patients who consult with Dr. Kaplan about Botox, facelifts, eyelid surgery, and neck lifts are most commonly above the age of 50. These procedures are all renowned for helping combat the aging process by softening fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. Some mature patients like to combine these procedures for maximum results. Procedures such as facelifts and neck lifts, or facelifts and Botox can pair very well together to reduce the effects of aging through a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation.
Botox neutralizes muscle contraction and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while also acting as a preventative measure for future fine lines. As wrinkles appear over time, mature patients are usually well-suited candidates for the treatment. Botox is a minimally invasive procedure, which also makes it appealing to mature patients as pain tolerances can reduce for some people over time.
As we age our skin loses elasticity, which leads to loose skin, uneven texture, and wrinkles. A facelift removes and repositions skin in an upwards motion, providing a tightening effect and a more youthful appearance. Inquires for this procedure are most commonly from patients in their late 50s and 60s. However, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), facelift surgery has become increasingly popular for younger patients. In 2019, 34% of all facelifts were performed on patients under the age of 54.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is popular for mature patients as it corrects signs of aging around the eyes by removing excess skin. As we age, the muscles in our eyelids weaken, which causes our surrounding eyelid tissue to droop. Blepharoplasty reverses signs of aging such as droopy upper eyelids and eyebags under the eyes. It can also correct disturbances with peripheral vision caused by hooded eyelids.
As the skin around the neck is thinner than other areas, it’s more difficult to retain moisture. This leads to loss of collagen, premature aging from sun damage, and more. The neck is often where people notice the first signs of aging and is known to be a giveaway feature. A neck lift can tighten the skin around the neck, enhancing the contours of the lower face and providing an instantly lifted look. It’s a favored procedure by mature patients for its ability to tackle skin laxity.
What Are The Most Popular Facial Rejuvenation Procedures For Younger Patients?
Younger generations are less concerned about restoring what they once had and more focused on redefining what already exists. They often opt for procedures such as rhinoplasties, lip injections, and PDO threads to correct the shape of, or add more definition to, parts of their face they’re looking to enhance.
Most patients who visit The Kaplan Center inquiring about rhinoplasty, or a nose job, are between the ages of 20-29. It’s also often in high demand for patients under the age of 19. Although older patients certainly do receive rhinoplasties, most patients are below the age of 30 and are looking to enhance their nose after leaving high school or college.
The high demand for rhinoplasty from younger generations could have a connection with the use of social media. Platforms such as TikTok and Instagram have a large beauty community and influencer culture, with rhinoplasty a favored procedure amongst these circles.
Lip injections are a popular procedure for patients in their 20s and 30s, as younger generations have become more drawn to full lips through popular culture. Some younger patients come in asking for just enough filler for their upper lift to still show when they smile, while others ask for more dramatic results. With lip filler being a temporary procedure, younger patients usually like the ability to enhance their appearance without the long-term commitment of cosmetic surgery.
PDO Thread Lift
The PDO thread lift is a procedure younger patients often inquire about. It can reshape and contour parts of the face such as the cheekbones, brow bone, and jawline. In recent years, defining these areas has become a significant trend in the cosmetic world.
Threads can work for signs of aging as well and the treatment has the term “lift” in it for a reason. Some mature patients opt for a less invasive route for their concerns by exploring PDO threads instead of surgical intervention, as threads can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lift sagging tissue for a more youthful appearance.
Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Patients Of All Ages Want
While there are not always age restrictions for the facial rejuvenation procedures mentioned above, people from different age groups are naturally drawn to certain procedures due to their stage of life. Some procedures attract people of all ages because they can have multiple functions and hold universal appeal. These include:
Younger generations have recently shown an increased interest in Botox as well because they are realizing it can not only help reverse the effects of aging, but also slow it down. As they say, prevention is often the best cure.
As a neuromodulator, Botox blocks muscular nerve signals by neutralizing muscle contraction. The neutralization of muscle reduces patients’ abilities to move their facial muscles. As fine lines and wrinkles are most commonly caused by facial movements such as smiling, frowning, and furrowing the eyebrows, reducing patients’ muscle movement lessens their chances of having noticeable aging lines. Botox can also smooth out dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movement by targeting and relaxing tissue below the skin’s surface.
Patients, both young and old, often inquire about JUVÉDERM Voluma, as it can both restore volume that was once lost and add structure to the facial contours. Younger patients with round faces and undefined jawlines often find interest in Voluma because they are looking to add definition and correct a “baby face” appearance. Older generations pursue Voluma as it consists of hyaluronic acid that lifts tissue well and adds architecture, improving loose skin and deflated areas of the face.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
People of all ages look into laser skin resurfacing as it can diminish the appearance of wrinkles and decrease the severity of acne scars, irregular pigmentation, and other skin problems. Laser skin resurfacing can be used to improve a wide range of skin issues by removing old skin layer by layer, revealing new skin cells, and a glowing complexion during the healing process.
Facial Rejuvenation: It’s For All Ages
As there’s a wide range of facial rejuvenation procedures that all work to improve appearance, people from all generations are curious to explore the ways they can benefit. Some people inquire about facial rejuvenation procedures to reverse signs of aging and restore their youthful appearance, while others are more interested in defining their facial features.