Get Your Best Skin Ever in Your 60s (and Beyond)

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In the advent of our 60s, the most new and noticeable development is thinning of the skin. Topical treatments can continue to fight fine lines and hyperpigmentation and work toward improving firmness and texture. 

But David Lortscher, MD, board-certified dermatologist and founder of the teledermatology practice Curology, warns that they’re not enough to combat sagging due to lost volume in the face. Thankfully, there are less invasive options if you’re looking for more of a boost than a skin care routine can provide.

Lortscher advises plumping the tissue underneath loose skin with injections. “Volumizers such as Sculptra or Voluma, or fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm, restore contours that have been lost, providing some ‘lift’ by supporting the overlying skin,” he says.

If your frown lines leave you feeling like it looks you’re having a Monday every day of the week, Brauer suggests Xeomin or Radiesse. Xeomin is better for treating frown lines while Radiesse is a filler that smooths moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, he says. Brauer also recommends Ultherapy. “[It] uses ultrasound technology to revive collagen production and lift and tighten skin naturally and nonsurgically,” he explains.

60s skin kit

      • volumizers, such as Sculptra and Voluma
      • fillers, such as Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm
      • Ultherapy, ultrasound therapy

Anti-aging essentials at any age

New technology has brought a wealth of minimally invasive procedures to fight the signs of aging, as well as new, less irritating topical treatments. But what’s the most effective method to combat the signs of aging? Preventing sun damage.

It’s easy to tell ourselves slipping out to the car for a quick errand without a hat or skipping sunscreen on a cloudy day is harmless. But Lortscher warns that UV damage will eventually catch up to us. “The hard part is there’s a delay between when sun exposure occurred and when its effects manifest,” he says.

So be kind to your current and future self. Skip sunbathing and the tanning booth, rock a hat and sunglasses, and always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen. You’ll enjoy healthy, glowing skin for years to come.

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