Three Procedures To Consider When You're Unhappy With Your Appearance

Posted on: 22 January 2016


For many men and women, seeing the effects of aging can be depressing. Whether it is to stay attractive to the opposite sex or to gain confidence from their peers, your appearance is important. People assess your competence and trustworthiness in a quarter of a second based solely on how you look, according to a study conducted by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. The visible effects of aging can be a result of hormones, genes, and even sun worshiping. In an effort to look younger, many men and women will look to their dermatologist to provide cosmetic procedures focused on giving them great looking skin. In an effort to narrow down the most useful procedures, here are some great procedures you may want to consider once you start seeing aging signs in the mirror. 


One of the most popular cosmetic procedures for those looking to reduce the effects of aging is microdermabrasion. This process uses a mechanical handpiece over the skin to help remove acne scars, crow's feet, age spots, and more. The top layer of the skin is removed, which contains many of the dead skin cells, providing a new layer of skin that should contain less blemishes. You can choose from at-home microdermabrasion or in-office treatments. Typically, in-office treatments are done every month to two months and are more effective than at-home treatments. 

Laser Hair Removal

In 2011 alone, there were over 9 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed. One of the most popular ones was laser hair removal. Unwanted facial hairs can be embarrassing. A change in hormones and aging can cause unwanted facial hairs to pop up. While plucking can help remove them temporarily, laser hair removal treatments are more effective at removing them permanently. Laser hair removal is done by using a low-energy laser to zap the hair follicles. Patients usually experience a little redness, but that tends to be the only side effect. On average, you can expect to pay around $235 per session, depending on the size of the area you want done.


As you age, you may begin to notice that your skin is not as tight as it once was. The elasticity decreases the older you get, causing your skin to sag. One of the most common places for sagging skin is in the neck and cheeks. To help tighten the skin when it loses its elasticity, many people will opt to have a facelift done. This procedure helps pull the skin upward and can instantly make you look younger. You can expect to pay around $6,550 depending on the area you live in.