It is not uncommon to desire to grow older gracefully and with exuberance. Since aging is not something that can be avoided, treatment in our NYC & Long Island plastic surgery locations may help you feel like you’re still in the driver’s seat when it comes to your overall appearance.
Sure, there are those around us who have no qualms about the appearance of lines, but for patients who prefer to diminish the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, or marionette lines, we have just the thing.
Sun Damage, Poor Lifestyle Habits, and Smoking
Loose and sagging skin, lines, puffy eyes and other cosmetic concerns may come about from a wide variety of factors. Sun damage, lifestyle habits such as smoking, or fluctuations in weight are just a few of the factors that impact the look of skin as it grows older.
In fact, cosmetic surgery is growing in numbers of admirers in middle age and above. Of the 13 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in 2010, adults between 40-54 years old make up about 48% of the patient population, with 6 million surgical and non-surgical treatments performed (American Society of Plastic Surgeons).
The 55 and older age category made up another 3.3 million procedures that same year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, whereas 20-29 year olds underwent less than 800,000 procedures, making up only 2 percent of the total cosmetic patient population.
Universal Factors at Work
There are several reasons that middle aged and older patients visit our BOTOX Manhattan & Long Island practices, each very personal to the patient. What tends to drive older patients toward cosmetic treatments is:
- To maintain competitiveness in the work force
- To enhance self-esteem
- To feel attractive in their “second stage” of life, after kids have grown and left home
- To feel more attractive and accepted in social circles
- To portray themselves as they feel on the inside – young!
Because there is a wide array of cosmetic procedures that patients can take advantage of, there is no need to approach aging with anxiety or dread. Patients in mid-life do not have to readily accept creases in the forehead, sagging skin or flab on any part of the body if these things negatively impact self image.
A visit to us is convenient and free, so you can discuss the kind of results you would like to see before deciding on any cosmetic procedure.
A Joint Effort with Your Cosmetic Surgeon
Practicing good skin care is one way to keep skin healthy; but even this will not slow the aging process. By joining forces with us, patients can obtain and maintain their desired appearance.
To take care of your skin, we recommend avoiding sun during the most dangerous time of day and to always wear sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF of 30 or higher. Additionally, smoking and excessive alcohol are habits that may lead to premature aging, so ceasing to engage in such habits is ideal for healthy skin.
Beauty comes from the inside out. With a healthy diet high in antioxidants, patients may actually experience an easier aging process that is less filled with aches and pains or debilitating disease. In fact, those who are in good physical health and do not smoke are those that make the best candidates for cosmetic surgery procedures.
Doing your part to maintain a healthy body and vibrant skin is well complimented by cosmetic treatments. Many patients who receive BOTOX treatments find that facial muscles reach a state where they are more relaxed on their own after several treatments, which allows for sessions to be spaced farther apart.
Contact Us Today
Being over 40 does not mean that you are no longer in the prime of your life! You deserve to look and feel your best, and we’re here to help you. Contact us at our New York City or Commack locations for your free consultation. Our injector, James Christian, RPA-C can help you with dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic.
*BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc. The information on this page is not intended to be used as medical advice in any way. Always consult with your doctor for any health related concerns and before starting a new diet or exercise program.