Updated February 24, 2020

Beautiful Skin for Life

Get the most out of your skincare at any age

It’s never too early—or too late—to get healthier, more radiant skin!

Your skincare needs change over time—what works well at age 25 may not suffice at 55. We want to help you experience healthier, better-looking skin now with a program that also provides benefits well into the future.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emily Kirby and our skincare team are experts at fine-tuning a patient’s skincare plan to meet key goals:

  • Treat your immediate skin concerns
  • Protect your skin where it’s most vulnerable at your current age
  • Fine-tune your product lineup to proactively prevent premature aging
  • Help your skin look its best over the long term

Ready to get started? Click on your age range to find out what treatment options we typically recommend for patients around your age:

20 to 29 | 30 to 39 | 40 to 49 | 50 to 59 | 60+

Or, you can go ahead and contact us to schedule a skincare consultation!

In your 20s: hold on to your youthful glow & protect against sun damage

Like it or not, the aging process has already begun. It’s time to pay attention to your skin’s health. During your 20s, your primary goals with skincare are to:

  • Establish a smart routine to keep premature aging at bay
  • Address chronic skin problems such as acne or rosacea
  • Protect against UV and free-radical damage that can lead to visible aging and skin cancer
  • Make aesthetic enhancements to enjoy long-lasting results for years

Collagen production and cell turnover remain fairly high into your 20s, so you’ll see more rapid results from treatments at this age. Popular options for 20-somethings include:

  • HydraFacial MD. Cleanse pores, boost your natural glow, and help skincare products work better
  • SkinPen Microneedling. Diminish acne scars and brighten skin with no heat, chemicals or downtime
  • Laser Hair Removal. Get rid of unwanted body hair now to enjoy many years of smooth, low-maintenance skin
  • Medical-Grade Skincare. Prescription strength products treat common skin conditions with safe, fast results
  • Botox Cosmetic. Beginning Botox treatments at the earliest signs of frown lines can help keep them from getting worse
  • Restylane Silk or Kybella. Non-surgical options to enhance the lips or refine neck contours

In your 30s: nip early signs of aging in the bud

In your thirties, proactive skin care becomes a priority. Even if you’ve taken good care of your skin so far, fine lines, age spots, and rough patches may appear. Address these early signs of aging while continuing to protect your skin’s health. Your skincare plan should include:

  • Daily use of broad-spectrum, SPF 30+ sunscreen on face, hands and body
  • Good hydration practices—drink plenty of water and add a quality moisturizer to your skincare lineup
  • Non-surgical treatments to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage

With a healthy lifestyle, you still won’t need very dramatic treatments to maintain a youthful appearance. A few options to consider during your 30s:

  • IPL Photorejuvenation. Minimally invasive, no-downtime treatment to reduce redness and brown spots
  • Juvéderm & Restylane. Quick, convenient injections can smooth out mild to moderate wrinkles or enhance the lips for months
  • Botox Cosmetic. Banish an “angry” look and restore a more refreshed appearance
  • Dermaplaning + MicroPeel. Target problem spots and brighten your overall complexion
  • Professional At-home Skincare. Upgrade your product line-up to nourish and protect your skin against premature aging

In your 40s: boost skin tone and texture to refresh your appearance

Family, career, and life’s adventures are in full swing by age 40, but don’t neglect your skin! Continue with your healthy lifestyle, and address visible aging before it progresses. Treating skin laxity and sun damage while these problems are relatively mild can help you postpone the need for facial rejuvenation surgery. A professionally guided skincare program can achieve multiple goals:

  • Boost collagen and elastin production to firm and tighten lax skin
  • Soften expression lines and restore facial volume to correct more pronounced facial folds
  • Incorporate antioxidants and corrective serums into your at-home routine to offset free radical damage

Mild to moderate signs of skin aging can usually be improved with quick treatments and very little downtime. Popular options among patients in their 40s:

  • BOTOX & Fillers. An expert injector can instantly minimize moderate to severe creases or enhance facial features
  • ResurFX Laser Resurfacing. Minimize age spots and boost collagen production for smoother, firmer skin
  • IPL Photofacial. Reduce visible sun damage for a more balanced, healthy complexion
  • HydraFacial MD. Deeply cleanse and infuse therapeutic serums to firm the skin, reduce fine lines, and refresh your complexion
  • Dermaplane + MicroPeel. Target surface imperfections and boost your skin’s overall glow in one procedure
  • Kybella injections. Reduce fat beneath the chin for a more youthful neckline, without surgery or downtime
  • Anti-aging Skincare. Use medical-grade antioxidants, moisturizer and sunscreen daily to boost appearance and combat aging

In your 50s: restore volume and replenish your skin with age-defying treatments

Even if you’ve won the genetic lottery when it comes to beautiful skin, you can expect to notice age-related volume loss, fine lines and wrinkles, and pigmentation changes by the time you reach age 50. While preventative skincare remains important, goals shift somewhat to focus on correcting signs of aging and restoring a more youthful appearance:

  • Lift and tighten sagging skin around the cheeks and neck
  • Stimulate collagen and elastin production to boost skin’s natural tone
  • Address dull, dry skin to renew your radiance

The good news is that many signs of aging can be treated non-surgically. Popular treatments for our 50-something patients include:

  • Ultherapy. Tighten mild jowling and sagging skin on the face or neck without surgery
  • SkinPen Microneedling. Minimize fine lines, improve texture, and encourage healthy skin cell growth
  • Sculptra Aesthetic. Smooth out moderate to severe creases and boost collagen production for up to 2 years with this filler
  • IPL Photofacial. Intense pulsed light can diminish spider veins, broken capillaries, and age spots with minimal downtime
  • Professional at-home skincare. Replenish moisture, improve texture, and protect against sun damage with a customized product lineup

In your 60s & beyond: correct age-related skin problems for a vibrant natural complexion

You’ve reached your sixties, and you feel fantastic! If you have more progressive jowling, or sagging skin, it may be time for facelift surgery. Expert skincare can enhance facelift results by ensuring that your skin looks as rejuvenated as your facial contours. In addition, skincare should focus on correcting texture, balancing tone, and preventing further damage. Skincare in your 60s, 70s and beyond will aim to:

  • Correct more advanced signs of sun damage and age-related volume loss
  • Boost collagen production to help maintain skin elasticity
  • Complement facelift surgery with injectables and at-home skincare

While surgery can address more advanced signs of aging, popular skincare options are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime:

  • Juvéderm VOLUMA XC. Restore youthful volume and give cheeks a subtle lift
  • ResurFX Laser Resurfacing. Improve skin texture and diminish age spots to restore a healthy glow
  • Ultherapy. Give facelift results a “touch-up” by lifting and firming mildly sagging skin
  • SkinPen Microneedling. Rejuvenate the neck, chest, hands or face without chemicals or lasers
  • Corrective antioxidant skincare. Fight aging with medical-grade serums from SkinCeuticals, NeoCutis, or isClinical

At Kirby Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping you make long-lasting improvements to your skin’s health and appearance. Dr. Kirby and our skincare team, led by licensed medical aesthetician Jennifer Geyer, are highly trained and experienced in a broad range of treatments and products. No matter what your age or concern, we can help you design a skincare plan that delivers real results.

Contact us today to schedule your personal skincare consultation.