There’s an old saying, “You’re only as old as you feel.” But in the real world we all know, “You’re only as old as you look. “True, you may be even sharper and more productive than you were 20 years ago. Nevertheless, to get that new job, snag a promotion, or feel self-confident, it may be time to roll back the clock.
If 2014 is the year you decide to put a more youthful face forward, below are the best ways to get the job done.
Facelift: If you’re ready for a complete makeover that will last many years, this could be your best course of action. A Facelift or Mini-Lift should be performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with years of experience. When combined with Eyelid Surgery, this procedure can lift and smooth the forehead while removing under-eye bags and drooping skin above the eyes. Facelifts also dramatically soften the appearance of crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, and the marionette lines from nose to mouth. Additionally, expect a tightened jaw line and greatly improved facial contours. Note: As this is a surgical procedure, set aside several weeks for recovery.
Ultherapy: If you’re not ready for surgery or haven’t the time to take off from work, Ultherapy offers an excellent non-surgical alternative. Proven effective in lifting, toning and tightening the forehead, cheeks, chin, jaw line and neck, Ultherapy is a one-time, 90-minute procedure that involves no downtime. The protocol involves the use of ultrasound waves to target and repair aging tissue deep below the skin’s surface. Addressing this tissue also jumpstarts the production of collagen, which causes skin to retract. The result is a gradual tightening and toning that diminishes the appearance of brow lines, and the deep folds on either side of the nose and mouth. Meanwhile, you’ll also see a tightening of skin under the chin, across the jaw line, and around the neck area.
Deep Exfoliation Skin Resurfacing: Sun damage, rosacea, age spots, brown spots, enlarged pores, and hyper-pigmentation can make you look as old as sags and bags. Therefore, to achieve a youthful look, it is imperative that you rejuvenate your skin. Deep exfoliation via a regimen of Medical-Grade Chemical Peels and/or Microdermabrasion is an ideal option. Both procedures remove the surface layers of dead cells that clog and enlarge pores. The exfoliation also stimulates collagen production, and brings to the surface fresh, unblemished cells, resulting in a smoother, brighter, and more even-toned complexion. Expect no downtime and only minor special home care.