Ageless Beauty

Ageless Beauty

Apr '13

Is 70 the New 50? With the Right Care, It Can Be!

skin-care-old-lady-smallIt’s not quite fair to say 70 is the new 50, but things are definitely tending in that direction. We’re living longer, healthier lives than ever before. We have the freedom to work as long as we’d like to. Did you know that Barbara Walters is 83 years old? Sophia Loren is 78, and she’s a knockout! And let’s not forget about Betty White. She’s 91 years old right now, and it hasn’t slowed her down one bit.

The ability to maintain vibrant, rich, full professional and personal lives is so important. Our appearance has a role to play here. We live in an intensely visual society. People judge us based on how we look. If we’re perceived to be frail or tired, that’s how we’re treated. That’s not really great in the workplace or in our personal relationships. It’s important that we take steps to keep our natural radiance from being obscured by the effects of time, stress, and the sun. That’s why our skin care and cosmetic surgery center in Westchester is here!

Everything shows on our skin! It’s never too late to start taking care of your complexion. Many of us came of age in the 1950s, 60s and 70s – a time when we were told that you could never get too much sun or that smoking was no big deal. It turns out that that’s not true. Here’s what you need to know to help minimize the impact of those early years and keep your beauty brilliant for decades to come:

Collagen Counts

The texture of our facial skin says a lot about how old we are. When we’re young, our skin is naturally taut and smooth. With time, that tautness fades away. Our skin sags, wrinkles, and folds. What’s going on?

When we’re young, our bodies are fantastic at producing collagen. Collagen is the protein that keeps our skin texture soft and supple. As we get older, we lose some of our collagen production capacity. It happens to everyone. When less collagen is present, the skin texture changes. The result can be ‘crepe-y’ looking cheeks, lines and wrinkles, even neck folds.

Our skin care and cosmetic surgery center in Westchester is your source for so many kinds of fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. These two treatments are used to promote collagen production. When collagen levels are restored, the fine lines and wrinkles are ‘filled in.’ Skin becomes smooth, for a youthful presentation.

Laser treatments also stimulate collagen production. For those plagued by sagging skin, skin tightening technologies, like Thermage, tightens up the skin by causing the body to produce collagen gradually with maximum results peaking at about six months and lasting for at least two years. Often referred to as the “non-surgical facelift,” Thermage is a discreet option for clients who wish to avoid the downtime and expense of plastic surgery.

Scrub Away Sun and Stress – Regularly!

Our skin is the memory book of our experiences. Every moment spent in the sun or stressed out is recorded on our faces. Luckily, life has given us an eraser: exfoliation!

Microdermabrasion is a simple, easy, non-invasive way to shed the effects of sun and stress. Relaxing, rejuvenating treatment reveals your inner radiance and keeps you looking young at minimal cost. This simple treatment is one of the primary reasons today’s older celebrities look as good as they do. In less than an hour, you can totally refresh your look.

There’s an added benefit of microdermabrasion. Many of our clients tell us that the time they spend at our skin care and cosmetic surgery center in Westchester is one of their favorite times: a restful pause in the middle of a busy week where they can enjoy a calm, welcoming atmosphere. Research tells us that even small amounts of stress reduction can boost our overall well-being. That’s an integral aspect of looking good for a long time!