The Ultimate Anti-Ageing Guide for your 40s

The Ultimate Anti-Ageing Guide for your 40s

As we venture into our 40s, various lifestyle factors from over the years start to show up on our face. These include habits such as smoking, sun exposure, late nights, work-related stress, fatigue, and alcohol consumption.

Understanding Your Skin in Your 40s

As we enter our forties, our skin can start displaying signs of ageing like never before. Lips may thin, skin may start to sag, and definition may be lost. For those looking to refresh their appearance and improve these common signs of ageing, there are an array of non-invasive treatments capable of significantly improving your skin in your forties.
The key to combating ageing gracefully is to combine treatments that address multiple aspects of the ageing process. Our approach at BalaBala Laser Clinic is to not only make you look and feel better in your skin, but also to help you age gracefully beyond your forties. This includes anti-ageing skin treatments that help to prevent and delay further signs of ageing, such as sagging skin and wrinkles. Here's a sneak peek of some of our most popular skin treatment options for addressing signs of ageing in your forties.

Anti-Ageing Skin Treatments in Your Forties

Dermal Fillers for Volume Loss

Dermal fillers work wonders in restoring lost volume, giving your skin a youthful plumpness. Dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid - a natural substance that is found in our skin. By adding volume to the face, fillers can treat static wrinkles (those wrinkles present without movement) and create a more refreshed, youthful look. Dermal fillers are a great option for those who are wanting for immediate improvements in facial rejuvenation.

Ultherapy or Thermage for Skin Laxity

BalaBala's approach to anti-ageing is to help prevent and slow down the ageing process as much as possible. Ultherapy and Thermage are two non-invasive treatments that help to boost our skin’s collagen levels which naturally begin to decline in our late twenties and thirties.
A collagen stimulating treatment such as Ultherapy or Thermage will help to tighten and firm skin, providing a natural skin rejuvenation without any downtime. The best part is that results will continue to improve after your treatment over the next six months as new collagen is formed. At BalaBala Laser Clinic, we offer both Thermage FLX and Ultherapy treatments to provide personalised treatment results for our clients. Read our blog article to find out whether Ultherapy or Thermage is best suited to your ageing concerns.
Learn more: Ultherapy vs Thermage

Bio-Remodelling Injections for Improved Skin Quality

Bio-remodelling injections are a great option for those looking to boost skin laxity and enhance overall skin quality. This treatment improves skin tissue quality, deeply hydrates the skin, and stimulates collagen and elastin production. The brand of bio-remodelling injnections that we use at BalaBala Laser Clinic has one of the purest concentrations of hyaluronic acid on the market, meaning that it is readily accepted by the body.

PicoSure Laser for Skin Pigmentation

PicoSure laser is our preferred pigmentation treatment for addressing sun spots, freckles, age spots, and more. What sets PicoSure apart from other laser devices is its ability to target pigmentation without damaging surrounding skin. This results in reduced downtime and skin irritation. The PicoSure laser treatment also includes a skin resurfacing step, which is ideal for addressing skin texture, fine lines and pores. PicoSure laser is a suitable option to treat multiple signs of ageing with one treatment.
PicoSure Laser Before and After, Pigmentation Removal

Anti-Ageing Skincare Tips in your Forties

An effective, well thought out skincare routine is a great way to build on your results from your in-clinic treatments.

Sunscreen: A Daily Necessity

You may be tired of hearing it, but sunscreen isn't just for the beach; it's a non-negotiable part of your daily routine. UV rays are a primary cause of premature ageing - particularly with the harsh Australian sun. Protect your skin by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every morning. It is also crucial to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day, particularly during prolonged periods of sun exposure. Hats, sunglasses and protective clothing are also wise options.

Retinol and Antioxidants: Collagen's Allies

Collagen is your skin's best friend when it comes to maintaining elasticity and suppleness. Incorporate skincare ingredients that stimulate collagen production, such as retinol, vitamin C, and niacinamide. Retinol, in particular, helps with cell turnover and collagen production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants, like Vitamin C, combat free radical damage, leaving your skin radiant. These ingredients can complement your in-clinic treatments, enhancing your results.

AHA Chemical Exfoliation: Reveal Fresh Skin

As we age, our cell turnover rate slows down and dull skin may become noticeable. Incorporating an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) chemical exfoliant once or twice a week can help remove dead skin cells, unveiling fresher, younger-looking skin. You may also consider in-clinic chemical peels to complement your at-home exfoliation.

Your AM Skincare Routine

Here's a simple morning skincare routine to get you started:
1. Cleanser: Begin your day with a gentle cleanser to remove any impurities from the night. If your skin is on the drier side, you can skip the morning cleanser and simply just rinse with water.
2. Serum: Apply a serum containing antioxidants and collagen-boosting ingredients, such as a Vitamin C serum. Anti-oxidants contain skin protecting properties which will help to reduce free radical damage from the sun.
3. Moisturiser: Lock in the goodness with a moisturizer suited to your skin type.
4. Sunscreen: Finish your routine with a generous application of sunscreen. About ½ teaspoon or two fingers worth is required for your face and neck.

PM Skincare Routine

Your nighttime skincare routine should focus on repairing the damage that our skin has experienced throughout the day. A thorough double cleanse ensures that any dirt or impurities are removed from the skin so that your skincare can work effectively.
1. Makeup Remover/Cleansing Oil: Start by removing makeup and sunscreen thoroughly.
2. Cleanser: Cleanse your skin to get rid of any remaining impurities.
3. Treatment Serum: Apply a serum with retinol or other targeted treatments to repair the skin. Once or twice a week, you can swap your serum for a chemical exfoliant, such as an AHA.
4. Eye Cream: Don't forget to give the delicate skin around your eyes some love.
5. Night Cream/moisturizer: Opt for a richer night cream to provide deep hydration.
6. Beauty Sleep: Get a good night's sleep; it's your body's natural way of rejuvenating your skin.
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Start your skin journey today

Ageing is a natural part of life and something that should be embraced. However, it doesn’t mean that we cannot age gracefully and still look our best! Consistency is key in order to get the best results from your skincare and in-clinic treatments. Whether you are looking to improve volume loss, sagging skin, pigmentation or just overall skin quality, we have a range of effective treatment solutions for all skin types.
Contact BalaBala Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation and discover anti-ageing solutions tailored just for you.
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