Question re Skin Tightening & Lifting: 45 years old and my face is starting to show its age

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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I am not sure if this is the treatment I’m after. I’m 45 years old and my face is starting to show its age. I want something not too expensive which will take a few years off my face. I don’t want it to be obvious – kind of like looking like you have just returned from a relaxing holiday. could you please email me some information including how much I will be looking at spending.


Thank you for your enquiry.

Without a proper consultation, it is difficult to determine what you need exactly, and the possible cost. However, I can give you some indication of the various options available to you to address all aspects of ageing.

Firstly, you could look at some anti-wrinkle injections to help reduce expression lines such as frown lines or crows feet.

Secondly, the ageing process causes the face to lose volume, in the cheeks, around the eyes, around the mouth, and lips.  This tends to cause lines as well as a less youthful appearance to the face. Replenishing this volume with dermal fillers is a good option to rejuvenate the face. This can virtually be put in any area of the face.

Thirdly, it is important to address skin ageing, and the changes in the skin such as pigmentation, capillaries, and fine lines. These can be addressed with both laser and skin care.

Finally, skin tightening or liftinng is another aspect of ageing that should be addressed. There are non-surgical options, and these tend to be less invasive and expensive than the surgical options, but not always as effective. Surgery is the gold standard, but a lot can be achieved with non-surgical procedures before one decides to try it.

Hope this helps, and you are most welcome to come in for a consultation to discuss this further.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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