Turn back time.
If only it were that easy to prevent aging.
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TURN BACK TIME AND DROP YEARS OFF YOUR FACE
It’s no secret that aging is inevitable, but most want to try putting it off for as long as possible.
The market is flooded with pills, creams, and new technologies that claim to be the fountain of youth. But most of these lotions and potions are cheap marketing gimmicks endorsed by celebrities wanting to make a quick buck.
As like with everything else in the world, you get what you pay for. Cheap is only sometimes cheerful and the most effective.
The best process to drastically reduce aging is science, but this takes time and patience.
Dr. Sheryl Smithies, a top Cape Town-based aesthetic dental surgeon and facial aesthetic specialist – shares her five long lasting tips to turn back the clock and aesthetically refresh your look.
Yes, you can drop five years off your face with her help.
1. BE COMMITTED AND IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL
Today’s fast-paced world is demanding our bodies, and it is crucial to take the time to work on ourselves; body, mind, and soul. Your body is your only home, so you need to nourish and maintain it, but this takes time. Sadly, there are no quick fixes.
By working with an aesthetic therapist and doctor, you can build a personalised treatment plan to ensure you gain the best out of your treatments and maintain your skin optimally to create a younger-looking you.
A proper plan would span several months, if not an entire year, and focus on things like a facial peel and micro-needling every other month and regular laser treatments interspersed with specific filler treatments, for example. Having a clearly defined plan also helps to spread the costs of treatment.
2. COLLAGEN IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
We all know that our bodies start producing less collagen as we age, and this causes our skin to become thinner, drier, and less elastic. Collagen induction treatments have been on the market for some time now, but some fantastic new injectable filler options have become available recently. These stimulate the body’s collagen production and support your skin, helping it stay tight and not droop as much. Again, talk to an aesthetic therapist and doctor to determine what cutting-edge treatments best suit you and your skin.
3. INVEST IN THREADS
Threads, or solid fillers as they are often called, are another great way of building collagen and can completely eradicate the tiny grooves and lines we often see, especially on the forehead and neck area.
Threads are an amazing technology that allows us to be a better version of ourselves while utilising our own natural collagen. The investment is costly, but you are guaranteed that the treatment will last you at least two years which is a great long-term investment.
Threads can be placed in almost any area of the body, but unfortunately, they don’t work as well in some regions. Your injectable collagen stimulators take over for these areas to ensure a smoother look and feel.
4. DON’T FORGET YOUR TEETH
Your teeth undergo serious chewing as you age, which can be exacerbated by grinding or clenching habits. All of this wears the tooth structure away and creates a very worn and tired look around the lips and mouth.
If your teeth look extremely straight and square, you may have already worn down some tooth structures. An aesthetic dental surgeon can work with you to build on what you have worn down.
Using advanced Digital Smile Design and 3D scan technology, they can design what you have lost and allow you to create and test drive a great new smile that looks natural and takes years off you. It will also ensure your teeth remain undamaged, instead protecting them from further wear.
5. EMBRACE CLEAR ALIGNER THERAPY
As you age, your teeth also start to go askew, and, in the past, adults would treat this by subjecting themselves to having braces. Clear Aligner therapy is a revolutionary replacement to braces, allowing you to straighten your teeth in an almost invisible and extremely non-invasive manner.
This is the epitome of advanced dentistry. Straight teeth are so important in the aging process. Better positioned teeth help rejuvenate your face and allow for fuller lip support, improving your entire face and keeping you looking younger. Keeping your teeth healthy and in your mouth will also enhance your facial appearance and trim years off your look.
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