Your 30s are when you start to see the first signs of sun damage and ageing as your body’s production of supporting collagen and elastin in the skin begins to decrease. Lines on the face become deeper and more noticeable. Previous sun exposure, use of tanning bed and smoking can speed up the development of lines.
As we age we lose volume in the cheeks and hollowness under your eyes can start to become more noticeable. On the plus side studies show that you are more confident about your looks in your 30s compared to your 20s. Our aim is to build that confidence by showing off your best features.
If you have never had facial aesthetic treatments such as Botox® and dermal filler before, then we are sure you have plenty of questions. The concerns that most people report are that they do not want to look unnatural and frozen. We have a very firm belief at Essence Medical Cosmetic Clinic that your results should look natural, age-appropriate and no-one should guess that you have had cosmetic treatments. We want people to say that you are looking good, or refreshed and this can be achieved using subtle treatments.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As the milestone of 30 approaches, you often start to notice fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines in the upper face in our 30s tend to be related to facial expression. These lines are called ‘dynamic expression lines’ and are highly responsive to Botox® treatment.
Looking fresh and natural, despite having a hectic life, can be easily achieved by using Botox® to soften lines and wrinkles. Dr Bong strives to preserve a small degree of facial expression to make sure you look natural.
Lines around the eyes, called ‘crow’s feet’ can be reduced using Botox® wrinkle relaxing injections.
Frown lines can be softened using Botox®. This can give a softer look and stop people asking why you are angry!
Forehead lines treatment with Botox® in your 30s is a great way to let makeup sit better on the skin and still look fresh at the end of the day.
The simple truth is you don’t have to be overweight to get a double chin – age and genetics play a role. SEEING a double chin in the mirror is never a nice sight, and it’s usually a reminder that you need to shed a few pounds. But the fact is, you do not have to be overweight for this to happen to you. Some people are genetically predisposed to a double chin, meaning they have a family history of this. A double chin can also happen as you age.
Fat dissolving injections is one of our most popular treatments. We love performing double chin fat dissolving injections at Essence Medical. This is a permanent, non-surgical way of reducing double chin fat. Find out all about double chin injections in our treatment page (click here).
This is an example of what can be achieved. This patient had two sessions of double chin fat dissolving injections. The treatments were carried out 6 weeks apart. The double chin has reduced and it is no longer visible on the front-on view. She was delighted with this result. Please note that results can vary.
Tear Trough Hollows
There are few women who do not suffer from under eye hollows whether from ageing, sleepless nights or just an unhealthy lifestyle. Under eye hollows are volume loss under the eye area creating a tired appearance as well as deformity commonly known as ‘tear trough’.
Dr Bong invented this revolutionary technique in 2013 and owns its international trademark. It is called Two-Point Eye Lift™. This technique is now internationally known as one of the safest and most effective techniques for rejuvenating under eye hollows with soft tissue filler, and is now widely used in over 40 countries. This treatment takes only about 20 minutes to complete, with minimal discomfort and no down time. Find out more in our treatment page (click here).
Lack of Lip Shape & Fullness
Most men and women notice their lips begin to THIN some time in their early 30s and 40s. Your lips begin to thin for the same reason your skin begins to sag with time: a natural decline in collagen. Lip size and shape are genetically determined, but all of us tend to get thinner lips over time. If your lips are naturally smaller, you may start to notice this in your late 20s and 30s.
We use the softest, smoothest injectable filler we have, so it looks and feels very natural. Very importantly, our lip treatment is virtually pain-free! Most patients are surprised that lip injections by Dr Bong are not painful at all – because of the effects of the local anaesthetic AND because Dr Bong knows all the tricks and secrets of injecting in the least uncomfortable way.
Technique is especially important when we treat our younger patients in their 20s and 30s. Our goal should be to give you your 16-year-old lips back, not make you look like a trout or Simpson’s character! Find out more in our treatment page (click here)
Loss of Plumpness
Collagen maintains skin elasticity to keep our cheeks smooth and supple while subcutaneous fats found underneath the skin keeps and holds up the plump face. The loss of collagen, subcutaneous fat and muscle tone as we age are some factors that cause sunken cheeks. The lack of nourishment, dieting, dehydration, and stress may also contribute to the loss of plumpness in the cheeks and appearance of nasolabial folds (commonly called ‘smile lines’).
Using dermal fillers to put a bit of volume back in cheeks is not only beautifying, but also very effective, giving your face a beautiful lift and definition. Skin is still very receptive and reacts well to the hydrating effect that is achieved by using dermal fillers. Find out more in our treatment page (click here).
Uneven Skin Tone | Minor Skin Imperfections
After 30, you might experience more skin dryness and irritation than you ever did. Not to mention strange spots seem to pop up from nowhere. Slowing down of cell renewal rate means dead cells start accumulating on the surface of the skin and this interferes with light reflection. Impacted layers of dead skin cells results in the skin having difficulty staying moisturised naturally. When your skin starts feeling out of whack, you can make a few simple adjustments to your skincare regimen to get things back in sync.
Ultrasound Facial is an all-in-one solution for multi-dimensional, effective facial skin care by combining five different technologies: Aqua Peeling; Cyclone Extraction; Ion Lifting; Multipolar Radiofrequency; and Ultrasound.
This is is the newest non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment to help combat signs of ageing. When carried out in conjunction with Dr Bong’s exclusive treatment technique and protocol, this treatment visibly improves skin health and the appearance of your skin.
A daily skin care regimen packed with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, and retinol are power-packed ingredients that can reset your skin. Sun protection is mandatory as always – and Dr Bong’s Age-Smart Day Moisturiser comes with SPF25! Find out more in our treatment page (click here)
Dark circles are often claimed to be caused by the lack of sleep or tiredness but there is more to meet than the eyes. Periorbital dark circles are the results of reflected blood vessels on the thin layer of skin below your eyes which are seen more noticeable than anywhere else on your body.
This is a luxurious eye-specific formula full of anti-ageing powerhouses like Matrixyl™, SesaFlash™, Brighlette™, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. Formulated exclusively by Dr Bong, this intense eye serum feels weightless on your skin but still visibly soften fine lines and wrinkles as well as the appearance of eye bags and dark circles in just one application. Find out more in our product page (click here).