Every day that we wake up, we are one day older. Depending on where you are in your life, that can be a positive thing, or it can be something that is not so positive. For a young child, growing one day older is exciting. It means that they are one day closer to becoming an adult. However, for a 39-year-old individual who is a few weeks away from their 40th birthday, growing one day older is not something to look forward to.
For this reason, as people get older, they start looking for ways to minimize the effects that aging is having on their appearance. Thankfully, there are many anti-aging treatments, medicines and procedures available on the market today. A good portion of these treatments has been tested and reviewed by oversight agencies, such as the FDA. So people can use these treatments knowing that they are safe.
Still, that leaves the question of whether or not a person should consider using anti-aging treatments. What are the criteria that should determine if a person is a good candidate for these treatments?
First and foremost, it depends on how a person feels when they look at themselves in the mirror. There can be two individuals who are the same age and who show the same signs of aging. When one person looks at themselves in the mirror, they are happy with what they see. The aging process has no effect on their psyche; it does not affect their confidence and it does not minimize their ability to go about their daily life. Maybe this individual would not consider anti-aging treatments.
However, another individual might look at themselves in the mirror and feel mortified every time they see a new wrinkle, a loss of facial volume or another gray hair. As they age, they may feel that their ability to interact with others, take on life’s challenges and feel comfortable inside their own skin is affected. These individuals may benefit from anti-aging treatments.
Another factor to consider is health. Many anti-aging treatments, including those that are non-invasive, still require the participant to be healthy. Some of these non-invasive treatments that would require a person to be healthy include things like BOTOX®, dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing. The healthier an individual is, the better results they will have. Of course, since the health requirements for anti-aging treatments vary, it is good to talk to our medical professionals and have them work with you to determine if you would make a good candidate for some of these treatments.
Another factor is commitment. Some treatments, especially those that are more invasive like a facelift, rhinoplasty or a brow lift, require you to be committed to the recovery process. This could include following a strict recovery over the course of weeks or months. Failure to follow this routine could render the surgical procedure performed irrelevant. So before deciding whether or not to use anti-aging treatments that require surgical intervention, you need to ask yourself if you are willing to do the follow-up work.
Not everyone is going to feel the need to tweak their appearance as they get older. However, for those who do feel the need, there is a wide range of anti-aging treatments that have proven to be safe, effective and long-lasting. Located in Dover, Fine Arts Skin and Laser Center is your go-to for all things anti-aging related. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to see what treatments are best for you.