Baby boomers, particularly, know how much appearance can affect self esteem and happiness. And, as we age, wrinkles and sun spots that were once no big deal begin to take their toll. Thankfully, however, today’s baby boomers are doing something about it!
According to the latest report form the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients 55 and up accounted for over 3.4 million cosmetic procedures in 2011 alone. With a number like that, you may be wondering, “What types of cosmetic treatments are other baby boomers choosing?”
To answer that question, here is our list of the Top Baby Boomer Skin Treatments:
BOTOX®: It’s no secret that BOTOX is the number-one cosmetic procedure in the US, but did you know that it’s also the number-one procedure for baby boomers? BOTOX, which is essentially a muscle relaxer, works to prevent facial creases like horizontal lines on the forehead, frown lines and more.
Injectable Fillers: Soft tissue fillers like Restylane® have come a long way. Better suited for deeper, more persistent lines, fillers add volume to the face and restore a more youthful shape. While not a permanent fix, fillers have little to no downtime, and the results can often last for up to several months. As an alternative to lip implants, Restylane is also used for lip enhancement in patients over the age of 21.
Microderm: Among those ages 55 and up, there were over 219,000 microderm procedures performed last year alone. The procedure uses a gentle stream of fine particles to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Microderm can often reduce the appearance of mild to moderate sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other superficial skin problems.
Liposuction: As we age, it’s not uncommon to struggle with stubborn, exercise-resistant fat. Thankfully, Liposuction can often help. Using a special suction tool, we can permanently remove fat cells from the love handles, thighs, abdomen and several other sites. While not an alternative to weight loss, liposuction can often mean the difference between the body you have and the body you have always wanted.
Huntington Station Plastic Surgeon
To find out if any of these procedures are right for you, contact us and schedule a consultation. Our plastic surgery offices are located in Huntington Station, and you can reach us directly at (631) 424-6707. We look forward to meeting you.