January 9, 2015
We are all changing, all aging, every day. Our faces change, but they are still our faces. We grow older, but we remain who we are, despite the new challenges we face.
The appearance of the face and neck usually changes with age. Loss of tonus and cutting skin offers the face a soft or drooping look. In some folks, drooping jowls could produce the design of a “double chin.”
All you need to do is flip through the pages of your favorite fashion magazine to understand why something is changing, and I’m not talking about hemlines, hairstyles, makeup, or manicures. Look at the faces and you’ll see women — not girls who are barely 18 years old, but stunning women who are at or close to the typical retirement age and who are modeling for major high-fashion brands. This is quite astonishing and proves that age is just a number. Most recently, cosmetic giant Nars announced 68-year-old English actress Charlotte Rampling as its new “face.” The news made lipstick lovers every shade of happy and the response from the overall cosmetic community has been extremely positive, with headlines declaring that beauty is ageless.
This growing belief — now supported by fashion’s major influencers — that aging doesn’t make you invisible after all has inspired more of our mature patients to request injectables. They would like to invest in their appearance in a way that allows them to age gracefully while still taking some years off the clock.
Here are 2 treatments now being requested by this group:
BOTOX® Cosmetic is wonderful for softening the crow’s feet around the outer corners of the eyes. Many women in the Capital Region also choose BOTOX to smooth horizontal forehead creases and the vertical lines between the eyebrows.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC is fast becoming a favorite anti-aging treatment. This injectable filler is made with hyaluronic acid and is the first such treatment to be given the green light by the FDA to restore volume to the cheek area.
The concept of ageless beauty is not all that new. Also, it’s still true that while injectables can certainly benefit women in their 50s and beyond, in many cases surgery is a good choice for those looking for more extensive and longer-lasting enhancements. No matter the choice, editors of that fashion magazine agree: Confidence is always in style.
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