Have you ever wondered what sort of advice plastic surgeons give their friends and family? What kinds of secrets do they offer those closest to them who ask for an honest opinion about their appearance?
It’s impossible to know for sure, but there is one top trick to looking younger that they all know about. No, it’s not the elusive Fountain of Youth; in fact, it’s in your hands. When it comes to unlocking a more youthful appearance, you’re actually the one holding the key…
The Power of Prevention
You’ve probably heard the expression, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In other words, preventing a problem is always preferable to actually solving it. In general, prevention is more effective at achieving a desired result, not to mention cost-effective and longer lasting.
What does prevention look like with respect to plastic surgery?
Short answer? Skincare. Sun protection, to be specific.
For anyone eager to look as youthful as possible for as long as possible, your job is to take excellent care of your skin. The two no-fail ways to do this are to slather on a minimum SPF 30 every day, regardless of the weather report and to stop smoking if you do smoke.
Both UV rays and smoking wreak havoc on your skin’s DNA. The “havoc” typically appears as age spots and fine lines, especially around the mouth and eyes for smokers. While age spots often develop simply as part of the aging process — hence their name — neglecting to routinely apply sunscreen can speed up their arrival on your face and even your hands.
What happens if I haven’t been dedicated to my skincare and have already started noticing these issues?
We know that some of our clients are part of a generation that was raised without the knowledge and emphasis on sun protection. These are the women who remember slathering baby oil on their skin while sunning themselves at the beach or poolside. Not to worry.
Cosmetic treatments have advanced to offer effective solutions to skincare issues like sun or age spots, as well as fine lines.
At Sterling Plastic Surgery, we deliver a variety of facial fillers and injectables to our patients, which prove effective in fighting signs of aging and sun damage, including fine lines and discoloration, as evidenced by age spots.
Our clients are now able to access world class skincare treatments and products, including those that will help protect your skin and prevent future damage.
We’re always happy to answer questions and schedule your consultation with Dr. Sterling. Contact us today!