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Feeling and Looking Younger

After I finished having my kids, I knew that I wanted a mommy makeover. My stomach was in terrible shape, my arms looked completely destroyed, and my legs had been carrying weight for years. I wanted a full body overhaul, so I started by doing what I could to look and feel younger. I started exercising each and every day, and then I worked hard on doing my hair and makeup better. It was amazing to see the difference it made, but I wanted something more. I consulted with a cosmetic surgeon, and I scheduled the surgery that changed my life for the better. Check out this blog for more information on looking and feeling younger.

Worrying About Your Worry Lines? What Are Your Options?

If you've recently noticed that the creases that appear around your mouth and eyes when you frown or squint no longer disappear once your face is relaxed, you may be dealing with the earliest stages of fine lines and wrinkles. While these lines are the physical marks of a life well-lived, they can also be a major annoyance. What are your cosmetic treatment options to eliminate these lines—or, at the very least, to prevent them from deepening? Read on to learn more about what you can do to reduce frown and worry lines.

Invest in a High-Quality Moisturizer

Facial washes and moisturizers that contain ingredients like glycolic acid and Vitamin C can act like miniature chemical peels, removing dull, dry skin to reveal new skin beneath. Meanwhile, facial moisturizers and serums that have hyaluronic acid can literally draw water into your skin, plumping it up and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. If you don't already have these products in your skin regimen, there's never been a better time to add them—and if you don't have a skin regimen at all, you may want to develop one.

Consider Botox or Facial Fillers

If your skin regimen isn't making much of a dent in your fine lines and wrinkles and you'd like to step up your approach, injectable treatments like Botox or facial fillers can provide a longer-lasting solution. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles, which prevents new wrinkles from forming and relaxes the face so that the lines that have already formed are no longer prominent. Meanwhile, facial fillers involve the injection of a natural substance into the wrinkles themselves, plumping them and restoring a more youthful appearance.

Both these options are perfect for those who want something longer-lasting than facial moisturizers but who aren't quite ready to go under the knife. Although Botox and facial fillers will last several months, after this point, they are slowly reabsorbed into the body. This means that if you'd like to keep this treatment up, you'll need to schedule appointments at least two or three times per year.

Schedule a Mini-Facelift

Today's facelifts are not nearly as invasive as those performed in years past. And for those whose lines and wrinkles are still fairly light, a "mini-facelift" may be in order. A mini facelift involves small incisions made around the edges of the scalp, then the skin is gently pulled taut and reattached. By literally "stretching out" the wrinkles, a mini-facelift can give you long-lasting results, especially when combined with moisturizers and maintenance fillers. 

If you're curious about which strategy is ideal for you, contact local facial plastic surgery services.