By recognising the signs of ageing and managing them early, it is possible to maintain a youthful and natural appearance, as well as avoid the need for surgery for years to come.

In your 20′s
While your skin may look great in your early 20′s, late nights, sun exposure and parties may result in the first signs of ageing by the end of this decade. This is a good time to start looking at where the lines are beginning to appear and the general quality of your skin. High quality skin care products are ideal to reverse sun damage, repair skin and slow the ageing process. Choose products with retin A, vitamin C and E, as well as hydroxyacids. Wear a sunscreen (SPF 30) every day, and re-apply every few hours in summer. Anti-wrinkle injections can be commenced as a preventative measure in your mid- late 20′s, depending on your skin type. Dermal fillers can be used for those who have deep nasolabial folds or for lip enhancement..

In your 30′s
Juggling family and work responsibilities leaves little time for self-care. Wrinkles can form around the eyes, frown and forehead and skin quality worsens. Tissue loss may occur in the tear troughs, cheeks and nasolabial folds. Pigmentation, broken capillaries and fine lines may begin to appear. This is the ideal time to invest in high quality skin care and start cosmetic injections. They can help manage the signs of ageing as they appear, helping you look younger without obvious change.

In your 40′s
During this decade there is usually a rapid decline in estrogen and human growth hormone. This results in a period of accelerated ageing that can be quite dramatic. The brow droops and frown lines and tear troughs deepen. This can make you look tired and angry. The jowls and corners of the mouth droop, giving the appearance of being sad. Skin care products may no longer be enough and cosmetic injections may be needed. Regular cosmetic injections, can help restore lost volume and soften lines. Meticulous use of skin care products is recommended to improve the texture of your skin. A high quality nutrient program can also help you feel younger internally and look better for your age.

50′s and over
In most cases, menopause has well and truly taken it’s toll by now. A comprehensive cosmetic treatment program can help restore a more youthful appearance with time. A combination of anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, chemical peels and nutrients can be used to reverse the external signs of ageing. Your cosmetic practitioner will recommend an optimal plan for you.