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Beauty by Decade Series

You’re only as old as you feel. With the acceptance of cosmetic surgery, the advancements in the quality of procedures and people living longer and healthier lives, never before has this adage been truer. Learn how to age gracefully through every decade and find out both surgical and non-surgical options to keep you looking and feeling like your most beautiful self.

The Thrilling 30s

For most people, the 30s are the first decade in which they begin to notice visible signs of aging, particularly in areas around the mouth and the eyes. Since collagen starts to break down during this decade, you may experience extra dry skin. A good skin care routine started earlier in life will not only develop into a lifelong habit, but it will also keep you looking younger and feeling your best.

Develop a Skincare Routine

A foundation of your skincare routine should focus on daily moisturizing and hydrating your body. Many people in their 30s are turning to dermal fillers or Botox® to help lessen new wrinkles and lines. Various minimally invasive skin care treatments as with dermabrasion, chemical peels, microneedling and various laser treatments are good options for anyone seeking to treat unevenness of pigmentation and texture, signs of aging and sun damage.

The Fantastic 40s

The big 4-O hits many people hard. The metabolism slows down significantly, and the skin loses elasticity. You may start to see sagging skin and excess fat bulging in areas that you didn’t even realize could bulge. If you are a woman who had a later pregnancy, you may realize that your post-baby body is here to stay, belly included. At this stage of life, it is vitally important to get enough sleep and combat the effects of stress with healthy choices in diet and exercise. But what do you do if your body isn’t responding to diet and exercise the way it once did?

Consider a Chemical Peel, Lipo or Tummy Tuck

Getting rid of wrinkles and lines can help take the edge off the aging process and have you looking on top of your game. Sun damage can really age your face so minimize sun exposure and consider various skin care treatments. These treatments can remove dull skin and leave you with diminished signs of aging and an overall healthier appearance. To counter the effects of aging, childbirth and gravity, many women in their 40s are candidates for breast augmentation, tummy tuck or liposuction.

The Fabulous 50s

As you eventually make your way over the proverbial hill, your face will be sure to show signs of a struggle. Individuals in their 50s lose volume in their face, which leaves them looking perpetually tired and worn-out. Consequently, good options include restoring facial volume through the use of injectable fillers and/or consideration for a facelift.

The Sweet 60s

As you hit your 60s don’t hit a dry patch in life. Keep up your self-care with the regular use of an oil-free moisturizer since your body will not be making as much oil in this decade. Just as in your 50s, keep an eye out for any growths or changes in your skin. Skin cancer is best dealt with when it is detected early, so be on the lookout.

Consider a Neck Lift

Due to the constant pressure of gravity, you may notice extra folds of skin and more chins than you would like to admit. If this is the case, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift typically  combined with a facelift.  This will help you keep a sharper jawline and smoother neckline to keep you looking ageless and timeless as you stroll through your golden years.

No matter your age or what life has thrown your way, you will be able to take it on with the confidence of knowing you look good taking on those challenges and milestones. Whatever your age, goal or motivation, there are steps you can take to get confident, look good and feel your best. To learn more about all the procedures at David J. Levens M.D. Plastic Surgery and Med Spa and to set up a free consultation, please contact us!

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