All Blog News for Age & Anti-aging

  • Eye Spy: Anti-Aging Answers For Treating Your Eyes

    If your shut-in winter status has left you with lots of time to fixate on the ravages of Father Time, you may have noticed that your eyes—once simply the windows to your soul—are now a reflection of something a lot less appealing. As we age, fine lines, under-eye baggage, and sagging and hooded eyelids start to bely the fact that, hey, we’re not getting any younger. That doesn’t mean we have to take it lying down. 

  • Crow’s Feet: Why We Get Them And What We Can Do About It.

    Whoever came up with the term 'crow’s feet' must have had a serious vendetta toward the signs of aging… or toward crows. Either way, it's that term that stuck, and now here we are describing those pesky wrinkles at the outer corners of each eye as that… crow’s feet. While not always an indicator of age—crow’s feet do tend to make one appear older. And most of us can agree that the pesky lines are one sign of aging that we can do without. 

  • 80 is the New 60

    In the last year, the number of 75 to 80- year-old individuals who have come to my office for cosmetic procedures has increased significantly. Body contouring, facelifts and fillers in preparation for celebrating the big 75 and 80-year milestones has been a recurring theme. Each one has said they don’t feel their age and they want their appearance to reflect how they feel. 

  • Breaking Down Cosmetic Procedures for Your Kids

    This summer, I had Botox and fillers done so subtly that my daughter noticed from a mile away. Fine, it wasn’t an actual mile, but it was about the length of a baseball field. I know this for certain because she was at camp on a baseball field and ran up to me, the entire length of the field, saying, “What happened to your face?” 

  • Want Your Cosmetic Surgery to Last? Do This!

    The decision to undergo any sort of cosmetic procedure, especially a facelift, is very personal and not to be taken lightly. You've got to make sure you're in the right hands and then consider the financial commitment, your expectations, any potential pain or discomfort and of course recovery/downtime.
    If you do decide to green-light a cosmetic procedure, it's important to note that most do have a shelf life. The good news? You can influence what that shelf life is! 

  • Knee Fat: The Silent Cue to Aging You Never Expected

    Imagine this: You’re a total health nut and run 5 days a week and spend the rest of your waking hours toiling over every bit of organic lettuce you put in your mouth. Your skin is radiant, your hair is long and healthy, and you have the optimal fat to muscle ratio working throughout your body— so you wear short skirts and cutoff shorts even though you’re far beyond the unspoken nothing-above-the-knees-past-30 rule that our mothers’ generation dutifully obeyed. 

  • Determining Your Age Based on Facial Features – What Makes Someone Look Younger?

    Have you ever had the not-so-pleasant experience of a co-worker, a decade your senior, assuming you were their peer based on your appearance and sadly, not your wisdom?  

  • Should You Let Your Teen Undergo Plastic Surgery?

    At 41 years-old, I have learned that beauty is truly skin deep, and yet just when I think I've finally allowed that statement to fully integrate into my overall consciousness, an off-hand comment hurled my way can revert me back to that 16 year-old insecure teen who desperately wanted a nose job. 

  • Myth Busting: Plastic surgery Fact vs. Fiction

    For all the factual information out there on cosmetic surgery, there’s an equal amount of gobbledygook, flimflam and hornswoggle. Today we’re going to look at a few popular misconceptions being bandied about in order to clear the air using a little something we like to call reality. Here we go! 

  • Get the 411 on the Expiration Dates of Cosmetic Surgery Results

    I have a tendency to get nervous during virtually any medical procedure, and one of the ways I calm myself down is by talking… a lot. So, when I was recently getting my annual mammogram, I was yammering away with the technician, who was squashing my breast like a pancake in a vise-like contraption to get a decent picture of what was going on in there. Somehow, talking makes me feel less uncomfortable – or at least mentally anyway.  

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