I have a friend who believes in doing things by your age – she’ll hit every milestone there is, from a hopping sweet 16, to a crazy Vegas trip at 21, to spending her 30s being free, flirty, and fun…
Naturally, I had to ask her what she has planned for 40!
You know what she said? She said “I’m just planing on looking amazing!”
Her answer got me thinking about the confidence that comes with looking fantastic no matter what your ID says!
According to the experts, it is during your 40s that you start to see some pretty major changes in your skin. You start to experience a loss in volume and elasticity (making skin appear saggy) as well as more wrinkles and further sun damage! Simply put: the natural life cycle of your skin begins to slow down.
Honestly speaking that sounds much worse than it is. Wrinkles can be seen as early as 25 (or earlier depending on your genetics) so turning 40 does not mean the beginning of the end – rather, it’s the beginning of something new!
This new chapter means an exciting journey into treatments to help keep you looking fantastic! And I have the ultimate guide for you below:
Lasers, ultra-sound-based treatments, body sculpting, dermal fillers, and neuromodulators…oh my!
Now, if you ask my friend what age she credits Botox as a milestone, she will say her twenties or thirties. And she’s not wrong about that.
But, often times we’re not financially stable enough to afford the treatment in our twenties and too busy to get it in our thirties!
So, that’s where I want to turn the narrative around and say that 40 is also a GREAT time to get Botox! Some of my suggestions for areas are:
-Your 11’s (between the eyebrows)
-The forehead area (frontalis muscles which are responsible the horizontal wrinkles that form when we lift our eyebrows)
-Lateral eye area (in the Orbicularis Oculi muscles)! That’s where we get crow’s feet!
Unfortunately, we are likely to notice more sagging, reduced elasticity, and less volume in the face, neck, and body! This is due to the body’s collagen and elastin production decreasing with age!
Adding filler to the cheek and jawline can make a big difference because they add volume – resulting in a more sculpted and youthful appearance. Remember – when we age, we are fighting gravity!
Consider filler in the following areas:
-Under eye area (under eye hollows and crow’s feet)
-Chin (for a longer, more defined chin)
-Jawline (this one is a super confidence restorer – trust me.)
Laser treatments are a very popular non-surgical treatment option to help with skin tightening, collagen production, and texture improvement.
-Fotona 4D lift (To address any skin laxity)
-Fotona Tight (Strengthen collagen)
-Vegas Laser Peel (is a chemical free micro-laser peel to target fine lines and a dull complexion)
-Picoway (To address any unwanted pigmentation)
Laser treatments are fantastic when you’re in your 40s because they’re a magic eraser for your face! The laser targets both the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) and the underlying skin (the dermis) which stimulates collagen. The result? Better tone and texture.
Ultrasound Skin Tightening
If you are laser shy, but still looking for a great option for skin tightening then I highly recommend Ultherapy!
Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening that helps to lift and tighten the face and neck with the use of focused ultrasound technology.
Ultherapy can tighten the jawline, under eyes, and forehead. Since we lose collagen and elastin in our forties, it’s a very popular treatment.
For Your Body
As we age, our metabolism slows down and we start to face some challenges when it comes to targeting stubborn fat. Common areas? Love handles, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
But, when we’re in our forties, we live a busy life and we do not always have the spare time to go a fitness class or undergo an invasive treatment! So, this is where Coolsculpting comes in. Coolsculpting helps to eliminate stubborn fat by freezing it. This non-surgical treatment offers minimal downtime and delivers some life-changing results.
Our favourite Coolsculpting slogan? Freeze what you can’t burn!
Reclaim your body and say goodbye to muffin tops and stubborn fat!
Check out some more of our amazing Coolsculpting before and afters on our Instagram!
BONUS: Celebrities who are turning 40 in 2022:
-Prince William & Kate Middleton