Your 40s are a wonderful time to enjoy who you are. After all, you’re in your prime! If you’ve had children, they are becoming their own people; your career has kicked into high gear; and, with a bit of luck, you look and feel terrific. At the same time, you’re aging, and some of the signs of that are less than pleasing. Fortunately, there are now more options than ever before.
You may know about some of the nonsurgical procedures available that will help you keep those signs of aging away, but there are probably more you don’t know about that can help you stay looking your best longer!
We all lose volume as we age. Here are a few signs that you’re losing facial volume: deep folds; wrinkles near your eyes; thinner lips; lines around your mouth; sinking cheeks; and other undesirable signs such as loss of skin elasticity. The good news is that we have a variety of dermal fillers that help diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness to your face.
The fillers have hyaluronic acid and similar substances to fill in or plump up areas where you’ve lost volume and smoothness. Fillers can:
- Smooth out lines around nose and mouth (known as marionette lines, smile lines, and parentheses)
- Plump and enhance thin lips
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve symmetry of facial features
- Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower eye lids
- Enhance volume to sunken areas, such as cheeks and temples
Some dermal fillers even stimulate collagen production and provide further results as time goes by. Please keep in mind that results vary based on the dermal filler used. Also, depending on the filler, the effects can last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
Oh no! Frown lines, wrinkles between and around your eyes? No worries. There’s Botox® and several other neuromodulators—such as Jeuveau™, Xeomin®, and Dysport®—to the rescue. Unlike dermal fillers, neuromodulators don’t “fill” anything. Instead, they freeze the muscles, thereby blocking the chemical signals from nerves that cause muscles to contract. The result is that the facial muscles relax and minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles. You’ll look younger and refreshed around your eyes and in the forehead.
Who likes cellulite? No one! And, finally we have a way of minimizing it on your thighs and butt with Profound® RF. This FDA-approved and clinically proven way delivers energy directly to the deep dermis for a comprehensive treatment. During your treatment, the radiofrequency energy stimulates cell and tissue regeneration. The Profound procedure works within the skin, not on top of it. Profound is perfect if you want to improve body cellulite & tighten your skin’s appearance.
When diet and exercise don’t get rid of fat bulges, it’s time for CoolSculpting— a patented nonsurgical cooling technique used to reduce fat in targeted areas. Approved by the FDA since 2012, CoolSculpting, is a proven, safe, and effective nonsurgical way to get effective results. Areas we currently treat include arms, flanks, love handles, belly fat, thighs, banana roll, bra bulge, back fat, and knees.
Time for Treatment
This is the fourth in a series of blogs I am posting discussing surgical and nonsurgical options for patients as we age. After all, we all want to look are best…no matter how young or old we are.
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