When Cupid’s arrow misses the mark, it’s easy to feel a bit bummed. Maybe your date didn’t quite match their profile pic or your significant other got you a really lame gift. Or maybe you’re one of the many single people who just try to pretend it’s any other day. In any case, a no-good Valentine’s Day deserves a reward. Get yourself the Valentine’s gift you really wanted by indulging in one of the best anti-aging treatments of 2018.
BOTOX Cosmetic has enjoyed wide popularity for a long time, and it’s still one of the best anti-aging treatments in 2018. BOTOX works by relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. BOTOX is the stuff that erases those horizontal forehead lines and the infamous “11” lines that can make you look like you’re perpetually angry about something.
2. Dermal Fillers
Loss of facial fat makes can make us look older. This is where dermal fillers come in. Expertly administered facial fillers can help refresh your look by plumping gaunt areas and stimulating new collagen growth. You can also plump up your own Cupid’s bow if you use injectable fillers for lip augmentation.
Fillers and other injectables should help you look refreshed, not “done.”
One especially frustrating sign of aging is the dreaded double chin. This relatively small feature can have a dramatic effect on the way you look. With a simple injection, KYBELLA can be used to improve the look of a double chin by targeting and obliterating fat cells. For most people, it takes about 3 or 4 sessions over a 3-month period to achieve their desired final result. However, many begin to see improvement after the second session. So, chin up!
Valentine’s Day can be rough but your skin doesn’t have to be. Microdermabrasion can be a great non-invasive way to improve the texture of your skin. During microdermabrasion, a specialized tool exfoliates your skin using micro-diamonds (yes, actual diamonds). This process not only resurfaces your face by removing dead skin cells, it also stimulates your body’s own natural collagen production for continued improvement. Microdermabrasion can help with scarring, sun damage and other complexion concerns.
5. Laser Treatments
There are many ways lasers can help rejuvenate and beautify your skin:
- Laser Hair Removal: Next Valentine’s Day, give yourself the gift of laser hair removal and you’ll never have to say, “I shaved for this?” again.
- IPL Photorejuvenation: Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photorejuvenation can be very effective at evening out the skin tone and improving its texture. If you have rosacea, under-eye circles or large pores, IPL may be able to help repair your skin.
- Laser Skin Tightening: Loss of skin laxity is another those not-so-great thing that happens as we age. If sagging skin is making you feel less than lovey-dovey when you look in the mirror, there’s help – and it doesn’t involve any scalpels, anesthesia or downtime. Laser skin tightening works to tone and tighten the skin, giving you a smoother and more youthful look sans surgery.
- Fractional Laser Resurfacing: If you’re looking to fall in love, meet fractional laser resurfacing. The nonsurgical procedure can take years off your face and help to minimize or eliminate large pores, acne scars, uneven pigmentation, lines, wrinkles and sun damage.
Most of us deal with trouble zones – those areas of the body that seem to harbor fat no matter how much time we spend on the elliptical machine. If you’re in the same boat and aren’t happy about it, you may want to consider CoolSculpting. The revolutionary fat removal procedure works through the process of cryolipolysis, obliterating fat cells using carefully controlled cold temperatures. The results of CoolSculpting can last indefinitely, as long as you’re willing to eat right and stay active.
Lynn M. Klein, M.D. is a renowned board-certified dermatologist, laser surgeon, and cosmetic dermatologist. She has been helping patients to maintain their healthiest skin for over 20 years. Dr. Klein uses minimally invasive procedures to achieve maximum skin care results and long term benefits, which are the hallmarks of her successful Bala Cynwyd dermatology practice.