i don't understand how it works -- they say the procedure or whatever it is only last less than an hour ... and, as above, I'd wonder how long it would last -- kind of like Botox -- be afraid to be looking pretty and then all of a sudden BAM you are old again! LOL
This is what I have concluded about plastic surgery. You can't stop doing it by the nature of the beast. You get your eyes done and it makes your cheeks look saggy. You get your cheeks implants and suddenly your chin looks bad and so on. The rest of your body will age around the work you do which will remain youthful, like, breast implants. I would go the topical route. There are so many fine products and procedures now that will nearly reverse the signs of aging. They are less costly and less painful, too. Derma Roller, Ultrasonic cleansing, peels, etc really do work!
When you pass 50 these things cannot lift the sagging skin and muscles underneath as far as I know - there is a procedure known as Ultherapy - but it is minimal - the gold standard is still the facelift procedure. Or is there something else?
I was always a very natural person - never had any plastic surgery! But when you pass 50 your face seriously starts to age and there are so many people doing it now. It is affordable and the results can be very natural. Need good surgeons names and prefer local anesthesia.
Most of the aging you get will be genetic, as is other issues...bone structure, skin tone, how you have eaten and exercised, or not. Start good habits EARLY on and keep it up, knock 10 years off your appearance.
And don't smoke....horrible on the skin.
The weird thing about all this is women in their 30's are starting "procedures" now....where as before nobody did that...
A lot of changes occur to women over 50, and the skin is no different. Dryness is common and you have to change your skin care regimen to accommodate those changes. What worked in your 30's and 40's may not necessarily work in your 50's. Your skin is very reactive. Proper cleansing, toning, exfoliation, moisturizing, and skin treatments can do wonders.
just remember, it's preventative- those excercizes won't do much if your face is really aged,and if you've been in the sun all your life-(and smoked) the sun breaks down collagen and elastin... I don't want to be a party pooper, but it works best when lines and/or are just starting...
I know that there have to be good surgeons out there, but we only notice the people who used a bad one! lol I can remember watching a movie with Sophia Loren about 35 years ago. It was her life story and she played her younger self. She looked good in the face, but her arm and hands gave away her real age.
I heard that some people want that 'Hollywood Facelift' frozen, tight look! Sounds strange but you can ask for a refreshed, natural look! I'm worried about the anesthesia though - that's why Lifestyle offers local anesthesia - just don't know if it has the same results and how long they last? Anybody had it done there???
If you want to look refreshed without anesthesia, seriously look in to a facial peel. They have 4 levels (at least) at Dermatologist, Dr. Greenburg's office. (See Shelly) The lightest peel you can go out to dinner afterward. The harshest peel will keep you out of the public for 3-4 days but you come out with new-looking skin all over your face. Try it.