The most effective treatments and skincare for your forties

Recommending the best treatment for you is a pretty impossible task without assessing your face first. I treat the person I see in front of me, not your age, so the best course of treatment for you very much depends on who you are, what you’re looking for and your concerns. Everyone’s skin ages at different rates depending on genetics and various lifestyle factors and, therefore, will require a different approach.

Having said that, there are a few common concerns that you may be starting to experience in this decade. Here, I break down exactly what is happening to the face and the best strategies for improving these concerns.

What is happening to your face in your forties?

During this decade, as gravity’s pull gets stronger, the key is to combine treatments that work to improve skin quality, boost collagen production, and tighten and lift lax tissues. Lips begin to thin, skin starts to sag, definition loss becomes apparent, and double chins are harder to disguise, making fillers, collagen-boosting and contouring treatments paramount.

The top treatments to consider in your forties


Sofwave is cleared for lifting the eyebrow, tightening the submentum and neck and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Not only has it been clinically proven to significantly improve ageing skin after just a single treatment, but it also exhibits unique yet highly effective technologies that precisely pass through the skin’s surface, heating the mid-dermal tissue at just the right depth and temperature to rejuvenate collagen fibres without damaging the epidermis or the underlying structures beneath.

Our faces are constantly subjected to movement and pressure – when we smile, talk, cry, laugh and even simply sleep. Collagen and elastin are the very building blocks of our skin, so their loss as we age can really take its toll. Collagen is regarded as the scaffolding of the skin – like the foundations of a house, it provides strength and structure to create optimum support. It also helps keep skin firm and plump, whilst supporting sculpted contours.

This is why skin tightening devices that harness the right technologies are a key pillar for optimal aesthetic results from other treatments such as injectables – after all, you wouldn’t build a house without your foundations.

I love using it to treat women in their forties, because it can very effectively tighten a slackening jawline, lift the brows and open up the eyes, helping to restore a fresher, revitalised appearance with minimal effort.


HArmonyCa is a ‘hybrid injectable’ that does two things. A hyaluronic acid-based filler with a difference, it gently revolumises facial features whilst reshaping the ‘lateral’ parts of the lower face (meaning the lower cheeks and jaw area that can be prone to drooping and creating jowls, especially if you have a relatively thin face). The gel also contains an agent that stimulates fibroblast activity to induce collagen and elastin generation.

That means that over time (the product lasts upto 3 years), a second benefit becomes evident: any deeper laughter lines in the cheeks, also referred to as ‘accordion’ or ‘concertina’ lines, smooth out and become less evident and the skin will appear tighter and firmer. HArmonyCa is one very rare tweakment that can successfully do this.

Injectable skin boosters

If you’d like to improve wrinkles, dryness and textural changes, injectable skin boosters like polynucleotides or Profhilo deeply hydrate the skin and diminish fine lines and wrinkles, giving a plumper, dewy appearance. If your goal is to age well, skin boosters will increase your natural collagen which helps firm the skin, reduces fine lines, and improves sun damage. They have been a game-changer for my patients in their 40s who desire a long-term investment in their skin health.

Dermal Fillers

The structure of our face starts to change dramatically during our forties. Our fat pads begin to drop and the bones in our skull recede. Using strategically placed facial filler, we can restore shape and structure in the lips or temples or under the eyes. When performed by an experienced, skilled practitioner, this procedure alone can take years off of your face.

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