I Am Over 60. Are Facial Injectables Still Effective For Me?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Cosmetic injectables are the anti-aging wonders of today, helping numerous women and men maintain a younger-looking appearance. The telltale signs of getting older begin to creep in during our late 30s or early 40s, and unfortunately, they don’t slow down. Frown lines, forehead lines, and Crow’s feet become more noticeable and more profound with age. Loss of volume is also a culprit when it comes to aging, and can be a significant factor as individuals enter their 50s and 60s.

Most people strive to maintain a youthful, fresh appearance at any age. Dr. Nana Mizuguchi of Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY, is a dual board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon helping both women and men obtain rejuvenated, younger-looking skin. Dr. Mizuguchi is a leading expert in the Louisville area and has extensive experience in the field of facial rejuvenation. So, can facial injectables still be effective in maintaining a youthful appearance regardless of age?

Help from cosmetic injectables

As time goes by, gravity takes over and the shape of the face changes. Individuals begin to experience a loss of volume in the cheeks and sagging skin in the lower face or jowl area. The face may become triangle-shaped, unlike the inverted triangle it was during our 20s. Facial skin begins to change as a decrease in collagen production continues to spiral downward with every decade. Cosmetic injectables are the innovative solution to soften fine lines or wrinkles and reintroduce volume back into aging facial skin. Aesthetic fillers can dramatically soften your overall appearance and reduce the signs of wrinkles in your 30s, 40s, 50s, and even 60s.

Facial skin in the 50s and 60s

When women reach their 50s, they have about 10% of the estrogen they had in their 30s and 40s. Estrogen is the driving force behind collagen production, which dramatically drops during menopause. Collagen is a protein the body naturally produces and gives skin a plump, voluminous look. As it decreases with age and gravity takes its toll, our facial skin is affected. The face begins to sag, jowls can appear, and sunken cheeks and thinner lips with lines around them become mainstays. Cellular turnover in our skin also decreases, causing the skin to become thinner, and making lines and creases deepen.

Help for skin over 60

Individuals in the Louisville area shouldn’t give up hope of looking younger and more refreshed. Patients in their 60s can enhance their appearance with help from an aesthetic expert like Dr. Mizuguchi. With today’s cosmetic technology, patients of all ages can have facial rejuvenation with injectables. The primary aim for patients over 60 is to soften lines while maintaining natural-looking results. For older patients, it is more difficult to remove all lines and wrinkles, but the aesthetic goal is to make patients look more rested and refreshed by concentrating on specific areas including:

  • Brow area

  • Crow’s feet and eye area

  • Frown lines around the mouth

  • Upper lip lines

Aesthetic fillers in your 60s

The goal of dermal fillers for individuals in their 60s is to replace volume and restore the inverted triangle shape to the face. Volume loss can create marionette lines or "laugh lines," hollow cheek and eye areas, and deep creases in the nasolabial fold area. Many patients in their late 50s or 60s say their face looks sad or angry, so dermal fillers can fill in profound lines and creases to make individuals look more rested and relaxed. These are some of the injectables available from Dr. Mizuguchi:

  • Volumizing dermal fillers like Juvéderm® can restore volume to the cheeks and lift the jowls if a patient has good skin laxity. The Juvéderm collection of fillers has several types developed to target specific areas and give patients the ultimate facial contouring results.

  • Collagen boosters like Sculptra® can replace lost collagen in specific target areas for a subtle but noticeable difference. It is primarily used to restore volume or fullness to smile lines, nasolabial folds, chin wrinkles, and sunken areas such as the cheeks.

  • Neurotoxin injections like BOTOX® or Dysport® can soften lines across the forehead, between the eyebrows, and Crow’s feet. These injectables cause the muscles to stop contracting, which smooths the skin and halts new wrinkle formation.

There are effective cosmetic treatments for individuals of any age who want to look younger. The aging process is inevitable for everyone, and injectable fillers are ideal for adults of any age who want a fresher, rejuvenated appearance. Choosing the right plan of action and the right plastic surgeon, like Dr. Mizuguchi, can provide the natural-looking, fantastic results you deserve at any age.

You can have a little touch-up treatment or an overall new look to regain that youthful glow with injectables. If you are interested in facial injectables at any stage of life, we invite you to contact Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nana Mizuguchi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.