Treating Yourself For Your 40th Birthday: Beauty Enhancement Options

When you reach the milestone birthday of 40 years old, you may want to celebrate and mark the occasion in a different way than previous birthdays. One of the ways that you can keep yourself feeling like the young, fresh, and fabulous person that you still are is to treat yourself to some beauty enhancements for your birthday. Get to know some of the dermatological beauty enhancement treatments that you can try for your 40th birthday so that you can get your appointments scheduled as soon as possible and feel gorgeous as you meet this major milestone in your life.


If you have not tried Botox in the past, doing so around your 40th birthday may be a good time to give it a whirl. And even if you have received botox treatments before, you can get a little refresher.

Botox is an injection treatment that is designed to help get rid of wrinkles and smooth out the skin making it look younger and more vibrant. The botox itself is derived from the botulinum toxin which is a neurotoxin produced by certain bacteria. In small amounts, like in botox injections, it is not dangerous. It simply temporarily paralyzes facial muscles, forcing them to relax (which in turn reduces wrinkles).

When you get botox, you and your dermatologist will determine how many botox units you want to get. Botox treatments are measured in units rather than per injection and each injection can have several units in them. Be sure that you and your dermatologist talk about the number of units as well as the number of injections they think you need to take care of any wrinkles you want to treat so you know what you are getting into.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

If you would prefer to avoid needles in your pursuit of a little beauty enhancement for your 40th birthday, you can give laser skin resurfacing a try. This non-invasive procedure uses what is commonly referred to as a cold laser to help rejuvenate and revitalize the skin in your face.

The laser is referred to as cold because it is not strong enough to cut (like in laser surgery) and is just designed to have therapeutic results. The laser is aimed at problem areas of the skin such as at wrinkles or age spots.

The laser is a form of concentrated light energy. That light energy is powerful enough that it will remove the outermost layers of your skin. This helps to reduce the appearance of dark age spots and wrinkles in and of itself. The loss of those thing outer layers of skin also triggers your other skin cells to produce collagen, a healing substance in the skin that helps to smooth and plump the surface of the skin, leaving you looking more youthful and vibrant as a result.

Now that you know a few of the ways that you can treat yourself to some beauty enhancements for your 40th birthday, you can schedule your appointments and get started as soon as possible.