If I had a dollar for every time I got asked this question, I’d be opening my destination spa — replete with gourmet restaurant — by now (and I’d somehow manage to cook in that restaurant for you too)!
These days we all know at least one, probably several, people who get Botox, a chemical peel or other types of “intervention” for their face. Or maybe you’ve gone down that road and want to explore other options for the future. Whatever the case, it’s tough to know what’s best. We all want to look amazing as long as we can, but the costs can be high and the procedures potentially risky.
Here’s what you need to know before making a move.
Is Botox my only option for reducing the appearance of my “forehead” lines?
Getting rid of the lines and wrinkles on your face is of utmost importance for most of us (you know I talk to a lot of women about this). I don’t know anyone who particularly enjoys finding a new imperfection when they look in the mirror. Crows feet are just that: for the birds! The good news is there are many options and we can combine modalities to achieve the results that you want.
What about so-called “anti-aging creams”. Are they effective or am I wasting my time?
There is a reason why night creams are more costly and it is generally recommended to add an extra step or two before bed. When our body is resting we actually make better use of those higher priced ingredients. My motto – “Keep the morning routine simple and put in a few extra minutes before bed.”
My mother and aunts seem to be aging rather quickly. Am I doomed?
We all have a genetic predisposition to how we intrinsically age, but will our skin age just as the older generations in our family? No. Why? Because we do things differently. The products we use are more advanced, we know to use broad spectrum sun protection because it slows the ageing process and there’s a cache of foods to incorporate into our diets to support healthy ageing in our skin. Strawberries, pumpkin and green tea are a few easy ones. Plus, we are caring for our skin at much earlier age now.
I think it’s too late for prevention and I’m really wasting time worrying about how I look. Will every doctor sell me on an expensive, invasive procedure?
When you’re consulting with a skincare professional whether they have a medical background or not, they should always present all of your options (facials, chemical peels, lasers, injectables, surgery) but strongly consider your comfort level and lifestyle.
Still not sure? Come in for a visit or contact me directly to set up a virtual consult. Whatever you decide, follow your heart. And remember, beauty comes from within. And as Audrey Hepburn famously said, “happiest girls are the prettiest!”
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 20th Skintuiton will host an open house full of service specials, product discounts, gift certificate incentives and a nurse available to answer all of your questions regarding “interventions” offered outside the Skintuition studio.
That evening I am also happy to introduce Sam Yoon, Licensed Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist. Sam will be offering a Signature Acupressure massage every Sunday and Wednesday in the Skintuition studio. Schedule your appointment with Sam now!
See you in the studio soon,