Ageing is inevitable. Looking old is not.  At Artisan, our experienced team of clinicians have the skills and experience to master the artistry of you at every age. Whether it’s enhancing your features in your twenties, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles in your thirties, restoring lost volume in your forties, or lifting and tightening in your fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond, we know how to help you fight the signs of ageing to help you look and feel your confident best.  

Your skin in your Forties

What's happening to your skin

In your forties, your skin starts to lose its ability to bounce back the way it once did, as the three components to healthy skin – collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin – continue to decline.

Your skin will start to become thinner and look dull, with fine lines and wrinkles becoming deeper, and age spots and pigmentation becoming more obvious. You may also experience sagging around the face and neck as skin loses elasticity, with declining collagen levels resulting in volume loss and a sunken appearance around the cheeks and eyes.

How to care for your skin

Your 40s are all about looking great for your age. This decade is the time to invest in your skin routine with treatments and products that focus on restoring, resurfacing and rejuvenating.

Treatments should focus on replenishing your skin’s collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin supply to tighten, lift, plump and smooth your skin. Consider investing in an annual Fraxel to significantly resurface your skin and reduce pigmentation while stimulating collagen formation for a more youthful and plump complexion. Laser treatments (such as Genesis) are also great for treating any redness and veins that may have started to appear, particularly around your nose, and energy based skin-tightening treatments like Ultraformer III or Thermage are the perfect way to lift sagging skin for a tighter, more toned look.

Your treatment plan should be supported by an at-home cosmeceutical skincare routine that includes richer moisturisers and serums with active ingredients like vitamin A, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and peptides to encourage skin cell turnover, improve clarity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. To maximise those hard-earned results in clinic, our experienced clinicians are skilled in prescribing a cosmeceutical skincare range that contains such actives as part of your holistic skin plan.

Top Tips

  • Wear a strong SPF sunscreen every day (even if you’re indoors)
  • Boost the results of your treatments with at-home active skincare products
  • Maximise your results with a holistic plan that combines treatments
  • When treating your face, always treat your neck and décolletage at the same time to ensure consistent results

Our experienced clinicians at Artisan know how to achieve looking natural results that will help you look great for your age and feel your confident best. They will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual concerns and goals.

Start your journey to beautiful, healthy skin.


Discover more about the ways your skin changes in your forties and the steps you can take to look your confident best at every age.


Discover more about the ways your skin changes in your forties and the steps you can take to look your confident best at every age.

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