Thanks to apps and dating websites, it’s never been easier to meet a new love interest. In this high-tech world, baby boomers are quickly becoming savvy with these innovative new opportunities to start dating again – and creating fun profiles isn’t all they’re doing. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were nearly 50,000 more cosmetic procedures performed on patients 55 and older in 2018.
Of those patients, many were seeking minimally invasive procedures to help them feel more confident in their appearance without looking overly treated. In Palm Springs, patients can receive many of these popular procedures by scheduling a consultation with experienced cosmetic specialist Dr. Maya Kato. Call (760) 610-5558 to prep yourself for a return to the dating scene.
Dermal Fillers and Injectables
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of growing older. While they may start out as discreet, fine lines, it doesn’t take long for them to deepen and visibly age a person’s appearance. For many baby boomers looking for a simple, non-invasive option for reducing these tell-tale signs, dermal fillers are an excellent course of action.
Sometimes called injectables, most dermal fillers are made from a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid which helps cells retain moisture. As a result, when dermal fillers are injected into the face, they help not only add much-needed volume but also help support moisture retention – ensuring lasting volume and smooth skin.
One of the advantages of dermal fillers is the many available formulations, each designed to add natural-looking volume to different parts of the face. Likewise, dermal fillers can do more than simply fill in lines and wrinkles. Other injectables like Kybella can improve other signs of facial aging. While not necessarily dermal fillers, these treatments offer patients the opportunity to tackle unwanted signs of aging without having to go under the knife.
There’s more than one culprit behind skin laxity. In addition to slowing collagen production, muscle tension and laxity below the skin’s surface can create the appearance of wrinkles across the face. Neuromodulators, such as Botox and Dysport® are the best solutions for treating these types of wrinkles. Unlike dermal fillers, which add volume to deflated appearances, neuromodulators tackle wrinkles by addressing the muscles below the surface.
To do this, most of the popular neuromodulators today use a highly refined form of the botulinum toxin. During the procedure, the serum is injected into muscles where it blocks nerve receptors– temporarily paralyzing the treated muscles. The treatment prevents the muscles from contracting and creating unwanted wrinkles on the skin’s surface.
While Botox may have a reputation for creating “frozen faces”, this stereotype is extremely far from the truth. In fact, most baby boomers who come to our Palm Springs cosmetic specialist for treatment are often surprised by how discreet the procedure is. Instead of drastically transforming appearances, Botox and Dysport are best for patients looking to manage the way their appearances age rather than reverse the aging process completely.
There’s something about getting back into the dating pool that makes individuals practice more holistic self-care. For many, this includes hitting the gym more frequently and changing their diet. While the weight may come off easily, many baby boomers often struggle with removing stubborn fat pockets that can develop as part of the aging process. To help remove these unwanted pouches, liposuction has become a go-to fat elimination procedure.
Unlike more advanced surgeries, this treatment is nearly always an outpatient procedure that requires minimal incisions and limited recovery. Furthermore, the removal of fat cells means that so long as patients maintain a healthy body weight, they’ll never have to worry about returning fat tissue ever again.
Are you’re one of the nearly 20 million baby boomers are using online dating sites? Put your best foot forward by exploring discreet cosmetic treatment options available at Aesthetic Art. Call Dr. Kato at (760) 610-5558 today to schedule your first consultation.