Ageing is a fact of life, and, although many of us dread the question “how old are you?” as we get older, we love watching the shock on people’s faces when we reveal our true age. Although our birthdays will come around each year, here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we like ageing backwards, and, with the help of our incredible anti-ageing treatments, you can too.


Woman in her 40s in a cosmetic surgery consultation


Whatever your target area is, we have a treatment for you, and we cover all bases to help you look and feel years younger. In this blog, we’re looking into treatments we believe would benefit those over 40 as this is the age that fine lines and wrinkles begin to show more.

However, you can start anti-ageing treatments at any age above 18, so please read on if you’re younger than 40 but want some advice on how to begin your youthful journey.


How Does Your Skin Age Over 40?

Dermatologists worldwide agree that your 40s is when you begin to see significant changes to the elasticity and firmness of your skin for the first time. Naturally, your skin will lose volume and elasticity, which eventually leads to the saggy-looking skin that many of us wish to avoid. On top of this, you will also start to notice that fine lines and wrinkles become a much more prominent feature on your face. These changes to your skin will differ in appearance from person to person and will be affected by a number of factors, such as genetics, sun damage, previous treatments, lifestyle, and skincare routines.

Typically, because these changes are more noticeable in people in their 40s or older, there is a high demand for skincare treatments such as non-surgical facelifts in Belfast and our other locations by those at this age. There are various treatments to choose from depending on your needs and wishes, which we will explore in more detail later.


Woman using magnifying glass to look at ageing skin


How Does Your Body Age Over 40?

As your skin covers your entire body, it’s important to remember that your skincare should too. This is because not only does ageing affect your face, but it affects all skin, meaning that elasticity is lost all over your body as you age. For example, you may notice that, as you delve into your 40s, areas such as your breasts could begin to sag. Breast sagging is affected by several factors, including pregnancy and breastfeeding as well as weight loss.

Not only this but, as your body ages, you may notice that you put on weight a lot quicker and easier than you did in your younger years due to the slowing down of your metabolism. People often find this disheartening and turn to weight loss treatments to help them out.


Skincare Treatments to Consider if You’re Over 40

We have a wide variety of skincare treatments available at our cosmetic skin clinics in Jersey, Guernsey, and Northern Ireland and cater to all ages of people with varying skin concerns. If you notice signs of ageing and want to do something about it but don’t know where to start, we recommend taking advantage of our Visia Skin Analysis.

Our medically trained and highly experienced clinicians will analyse your skin using standard cross-polarised and UV photography, which enables them to measure surface damage as well as underlying skin conditions. They will then use this information to make an informed and professional skincare routine entirely bespoke for you and your skin.

Suppose you already have a skincare routine that works for you and feel you need something more. In that case, we have much more to offer, including our 8 Point Facelift, which works to restore volume, facial structure, and other key problem areas related to the ageing process.


Neck Treatments to Tackle Anti-Ageing

The neck is an area of your body that can be easily forgotten when treating ageing signs. If you don’t put the proper care into your neck but choose to focus on reducing the appearance of ageing on your face, you could find that your true age is given away just below your chin. Taking your skincare past your jaw is a great way to remain youthful.

Additionally, we offer neck lifts here at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic. Our neck lifts in Guernsey and Jersey are perfect for those looking to reduce the visible signs of ageing in their lower face areas. These areas, commonly referred to as jowls, are often insecurities for those over the age of 40.

Please read our blog on treatments to lift and firm your neck for more information.


Woman measuring her stomach


Tackling Stubborn Fat

As you age, your metabolism slows, meaning that you may find it harder to lose weight and easier to put it on. It’s normal to feel down about this and wish for your teenage years when you could eat whatever you liked and not put on a pound. However, it’s important to remember that this is normal and just part of ageing.

If you’ve tried and tested every diet, are a keen member of the gym, and are running around after children and grandchildren but still can’t shift the weight that’s making you insecure – we can help.

If you have a specific problem area, such as your tummy, we have a wide range of stubborn fat treatments such as tummy tuck surgery and liposuction to help you out. Whilst these should be used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, they’re perfect for those who want to lose weight quickly with the aid of surgery.

We have several non-surgical stubborn fat treatments as well, so either browse our website to find the one for you or get in touch for a consultation where we can discuss your options and help you come to a decision.


Age Gracefully with the Aesthetic Skin Clinic

The team at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic are here for you. We understand that ageing is a natural process, but we appreciate that many of us want to keep hold of our youthful appearances for as long as possible.

It’s important to remember that everyone feels this way at some point in our lives, and it’s not unusual to feel down as you notice signs of ageing. So, for a discreet consultation with a member of our award-winning and medically trained team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.