“You’re only as old as you feel.” It's a phrase seems to be quoted more and more frequently these days, especially as Americans are living longer. But what happens if you look older than you feel? Genetics, smoking, time spent out in the sun, and other factors all contribute to how gracefully skin ages, and sometimes, simple adjustments can make us feel even better about our appearance and overall sense of well-being.

Wrinkle reducers such as Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® consist of proteins that are injected in small doses into the muscles that cause frown lines, crow’s feet, brow furrows, and other wrinkles. The protein relaxes the muscle, which causes the wrinkles to relax as well. The effects generally last three to four months.
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, RADIESSE®, and Restylane® are gel-based products that add volume to the skin and increase the natural production of collagen, which slows down as we age. The effects of these products can last up to a year.
Treatments for skin using special lasers can reduce signs of wrinkles, reshape cellulite to make it less noticeable, reduce the appearance of veins on the legs and face, and reduce the visibility of scars from acne, surgery, or trauma, all to help you feel more confident about your appearance.
Anti-aging treatments can also help you feel better physically. Massage therapy, body wraps and scrubs, and diet and nutrition counseling can relieve stress and tension, and help our bodies get on track for complete wellness. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy provides a continual release of hormones that diminish in production as we age to improve physical and emotional wellness.
Other treatments that have less to do with aging and more to do with looking and feeling confident at any age include facials that can improve skin conditions such as acne and rosacea, hair removal, permanent makeup, and treatment for excessive perspiration.
The friendly staff at Allura Skin, Laser & Wellness Clinic would be happy to talk with you about your concerns over looking older than you feel,or about your overall appearance or well-being and the options available for helping you to look and feel more confident.