Best Cosmetic Procedures For Your 50s

People often ask about the best cosmetic treatments for people in their age group. For example, if you are approaching or over 50, you may wonder, “What are the best cosmetic procedures for your 50s?”

In truth, there isn’t one set of treatments and procedures that are right for everyone since the answer for you depends on your aesthetic goals and skin type. We enjoy helping people find the best invasive non-surgical cosmetic treatments for their needs. Our partners at Charlotte Plastic Surgery are happy to help if you need a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon. This article is for educational purposes and isn’t a substitute for a consultation with one of our aesthetic medical professionals.

Common Signs Of Aging To Expect In Your 50s

Everyone ages at different rates. Some people experience premature aging due to genetics, health issues, smoking, sun damage, and other lifestyle or environmental factors.

Even if you are blessed with good genetics, live a healthy lifestyle, take good care of your skin, and protect your skin from the sun, then you may already look much younger than your peers. Still, the natural signs of aging eventually catch up with everyone. 

Some of those signs of aging skin include:

  • Volume loss in the face and neck from loss of subcutaneous fat, bone density, and even muscle tone with age.
  • Loss of skin elasticity and skin laxity from slowed production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin.
  • Development of jowls and double chin even if you are not overweight from fat shifting downwards and the loss of elasticity.
  • Development or deepening of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Thinner-looking lips from volume loss.
  • Discoloration, moles, and sunspots develop.

Some of the Best Cosmetic Procedures In Your 50s

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are possibly the most accessible and least invasive way to address volume loss resulting in a smoother, more youthful look. They are non-surgical injectables that can offer a younger or more sculpted look depending on your goals and your injector’s skills. Hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen growth and elastin production and helps with skin rejuvenation. Fillers can fill in wrinkles, indents from scars, or other small imperfections.

Some of the areas that can be treated with fillers include:

  • The lips either for lost volume or vertical lip lines
  • Thin looking hands
  • The nasolabial folds (parenthesis)
  • Marionette lines
  • Jowls and jawline
  • Cheeks and temples
  • Under-eye hollows
  • Décolleté

Other Injectables

While dermal fillers are an injectable treatment, they are not the only option. One of the most well-known injectables is Botox® and other similar treatments, including Dysport and Jeuveau®. These injectables relax facial muscles and smooth expression lines. Many people start using Botox® in their 40s, 30s, or even in their 20s. In your 50s, you may still benefit from Botox® to smooth lines, lift the eyebrow, and ease crow’s feet.

Some of the treated areas include;

  • The lines between brows or 11s
  • Frown lines
  • Vertical forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Vertical lines around the upper lips
  • A “gummy” smile


Microneedling is a treatment for skin rejuvenation and maintenance. It helps tighten and visually lift the skin for a more youthful appearance. It works by causing mild injuries to the skin and stimulating your natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Your provider may also combine it with active ingredients serums since the needling helps the serum penetrate the skin.

Profound® RF

Profound® RF also stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. It uses a specialized long pulse, radio-frequency, microneedling device to cause mild injury and send a signal to your skin that it is time to heal, repair and rejuvenate. It can also be combined with other procedures that complement the results. You should always speak with your provider about which treatments are effective when combined.


If jowls and a double chin are your concern, Kybella® may help in minor cases where you are not ready for a surgical facelift. It is an FDA-approved injectable that removes small amounts of body fat. It is an easy way to get rid of a double chin.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels help improve skin texture and reduce the look of wrinkles, scars, and discoloration. Today’s peels use some combination of beta hydroxy acid (like salicylic acid) or alpha hydroxy acids (like glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids) to remove the outer layer of dead skin and debris. After you heal, fresher, newer skin is exposed. 

Thread Lift

A thread lift also helps with skin rejuvenation and is an effective alternative to a facelift for some. It targets sagging in the lower face, including the jawline and the neck. A provider puts tiny threads in the treated area, as with other skin rejuvenation techniques; the threads stimulate healing which in turn tightens the skin.

To Find Your Best Option Schedule a Consultation

These are just some non-surgical rejuvenation cosmetic procedures that benefit people in their 50s. The best treatment for you depends on a few factors:

  • What are your problem areas that you want to improve?
  • The degree of aging.
  • Any health issues, medical wearables, or ongoing treatments that may contraindicate some options.
  • Your medical, aesthetic, and skincare history. Which procedures have you had and responded well to?

There is so much that can be done to improve your appearance, but it is important to be realistic. Some surgical option is more likely to give you the desired results. The team at Charlotte Plastic Surgery has been voted the “best plastic surgeons” in Charlotte for eight years in a row. We are thrilled that our proven track record has been recognized. We combine a commitment to patient care, knowledge of today’s best options, and keen aesthetic eyes to deliver outstanding results and a transformational experience. Our follow-up care ensures each patient has the best and healthiest outcome possible.