It is natural to want to look our best
Fewer people are accepting that growing older means looking older. The use of cosmetic procedures has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. This increase in popularity means a change in attitude, as well. More and more people are turning to aesthetic procedures to keep looking their best.
Cosmetic procedures are no longer just surgical. Restoring a younger looking appearance can include treatments ranging from dermal fillers and injectable hydrating skin treatments, to anti-aging skin care products applied directly on to your skin.
Healthcare practitioners can use a variety of tools and techniques, but in order to be able to customize treatment for your unique profile, your practitioner needs to understand your objectives and help you to set realistic expectations.
Healthcare practitioners can use a variety of tools to meet your needs
Some of the most popular procedures include:
- Dermal fillers, including collagen and hyaluronic acid, reduce lines and wrinkles, provide volume and definition to lips and cheeks and improve the appearance of scars (learn more about Restylane fillers and Restylane Skinboosters)
- Chemical peels, remove dead skin cells to smoothen the skin and give it a healthier glow, treating pigmentation and acne scars
- Botulinum toxins, temporarily relax the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles, softening their appearance
- Laser treatments, smoothe acne and other scars from the skin by removing the surface layers of skin tissue
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injection of the patient's own platelets and fibrin for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles or scars in the face, hands, and neck
- Microdermabrasion, ‘sands down’ the skin using a coarse instrument to remove the top layer of skin cells and reveal the new skin underneath
- Skin quality injectable treatments, increase skin elasticity, smooth and soften skin and reduce fine lines
Gender and cultural differences
Your unique needs will vary depending on your gender, ethnic background, and age.
Men have thicker skin and a higher collagen density than women, which can make men appear to age more slowly than women. For this reason, women’s skin can appear to be older than men of the same age.
Your practitioner will have a different treatment approach if you are a woman or a man. Men usually want to keep a traditional masculine profile: restoring lost volume, defining the contours of the lower face (jawline), as well as reducing deep wrinkles will help in this direction.