Long gone are the days when we let Mother Nature take her toll and age us without a fight. Although inevitable, being old and looking old no longer go hand in hand. In our quest to find a balance between the inner self and the woman in the mirror, we are redefining what it means to age gracefully.
In search of the Fountain of Youth, women are flocking to Botox and dermal fillers. With a few treatments a year, wrinkle prevention and volume restoration are now in our arsenal. Over the past decade, these minimally invasive procedures became the most sought after in the fight against aging. Pushing aside the more extreme, surgical, “cutting away skin” face lift, women now opt for a more natural, no downtime liquid face lift.
As an injection specialist, I balance facial features by properly placing Botox in prominent wrinkles and adding volume with dermal fillers to cheeks, jawline, temples, jowls and more. To achieve natural looking results, it is best to maintain symmetry between the right and left sides of the face while balancing across the planes: top to bottom and front to back. Proper evaluation and placement of products will avoid fake, overdone results.
A combination of Botox and dermal fillers with daily skin protection from the sun, hydrated skin, monthly exfoliation and a healthy, balanced lifestyle is the key to aging well.
Today, women are more in tune with their bodies and realize the importance of self-love and maintenance. We have come to understand that everyone benefits when we first take care of ourselves.
We can remain vibrant, healthy and full of energy well into our 80s and beyond. With the choice to prevent wrinkles, restore volume loss and reverse sun damage, we can look just as good as we feel.
For the modern woman, looking and feeling her best are on her own terms.