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Shh! Anti-agers no one but you need know about: Can I still have a medical grade facial peel at 75?

  • Anonymous reader has asked whether at 75, they can still have certain peels
  • Inge cites cosmetic doctor Ahmed El Muntasar for advice on the procedures
  • He says to expect a good ten days of swelling and peeling and provides options 

Q I have signed up for a course of Jessner facial peels to reduce sun damage and for the Morpheus 8 non-surgical face tightening to treat marionette lines. I’m 75 — is this the best way forward?

A It’s tough to judge without knowing the condition of your skin, but the Modified Jessner Peel is a medium-strength chemical peel that’s ‘good at removing superficial pigmentation’, says cosmetic doctor Ahmed El Muntasar (theaestheticsdoctor.com).

‘If the discolouration is quite deep and dark, the high-strength Obagi Blue Peel (from £150 to £450 depending on location) is more effective.’

Expect a good ten days of swelling and peeling, though, and don’t do it before going on holiday: after any peel, you must make sure to avoid the sun or your discolouration will come back two-fold.

Inge van Lotringen (pictured) cites cosmetic doctor Ahmed El Muntasar for advice on the procedures

Inge van Lotringen (pictured) cites cosmetic doctor Ahmed El Muntasar for advice on the procedures

An anonymous reader has asked whether at 75, they can still have certain peels. Stock image used

An anonymous reader has asked whether at 75, they can still have certain peels. Stock image used

As for skin tightening, the Morpheus 8, which shoots radio-frequency heat into the skin with microneedles to cause a tightening response, ‘is fantastic if you have around 2-4 mm of looseness’, says Dr Ahmed.

‘However, at 75 your skin may be a little too loose and the effect may not be that visible.

‘I would go for a surgical lower facial lift or Ellansé collagen- stimulating filler in the jowl area; it very noticeably tightens and thickens your skin.’

You’d need 2ml of filler at least which costs from £900.

  • Email your questions to Ingeborg van Lotringen, author of Great Skin, at [email protected]

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