As we age, we look in the mirror and see our father’s jowls, or the lines around the mouth that look like our mother’s, or those bags under the eyes that look family-inherited, and deep furrows in our brow. And what about that skin that looks as if its slipping over your eyelids? It’s all going south and it’s all looking too, too familiar.
As we age, the actual structure of our skin begins to change. Basically what happens is that our skin loses collagen. Collagen is the protein that creates the supporting structure of the skin. When the collagen goes, elasticity goes. When the skin is no longer elastic, it “forgets” its former position. This means the skin begins to sag and move downward (being pulled by gravity and with no collagen resistance). This soft, now-flabby skin creates skin folds above the lips and mouth resulting in mouth lines, the marionette line, and the nasal labial fold.
The mouth lines (the line running from your nose to the corner of your mouth) is known as the Nasal Labial fold line. The line running from the corner of your mouth down to the chin or jaw bone is called the Marionette Line (the lines that would be exaggerated when drawn on the face of a puppet).
None of us want to sag. So we are fighting back – creating a million dollar industry to rectify the problem with skin tightening procedures. We search the Internet, contact plastic surgeons, and read up on our favorite entertainment stars to learn how to tighten loose skin. Some of us are looking for skin tightening following excessive weight loss; for others of us, its simply due to the process of aging.
Most of us begin with something relatively safe and non-evasive such as a skin tightening cream. While that may work on a temporary basis, it doesn’t work for the long term.
Tightening Skin Creams
Savvy marketers know how concerned people are about their facial appearance, hence the highly sophisticated advertising to sell the many remedies. It is the loss of collagen in the skin that causes the loss of elasticity, thus sagging skin. Many beauty products are sold touting the fact that they contain collagen. The fact is, collagen is not able to be absorbed into the skin. The so-called collagen added to skin care products is usually derived from animals. It is foreign to your skin and it will it not be absorbed (thus it will not rebuild your skin). Instead, it could clog the pores and smother the skin, making the condition of loose skin even worse.
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to reduce wrinkles and fill in facial lines. This is not a permanent solution and must be repeated. Reports of excessive swelling, lumps and bruising have come from those who have taken this route. Who knows what the long term effect of the botox and fillers is. Botox has been proven to cross the blood brain barrier but we do not know the effects just yet. The most common botox target is the ’11’ aka the corrugator muscle between your brows. We freeze this area over and over again. I wonder what it does to the ‘third eye’ intuition. I wonder what it does to the pituitary. There must be a better way to relax those corrugator muscles.
Face Lift Surgery
The more serious individuals will turn to skin tightening treatments as facial implants, or facelifts. Sometimes they choose to undergo both an implant and a facelift at the same time when they are advised to do so by a plastic surgeon. The price for a face lift ranges from $6,000 to $25,000, requires 2 to 5 hours of surgery, two weeks of recovery time, and the results are expected to last only ‘a few years’. Face lift cost is dependent on the locale, experience of the surgeon, and the extent of the procedure. In addition, face lift prices include much more than the surgeon’s fee. The total cost includes facility fees, hospital fees, anesthesiologist fees, and more. And the risk. We never know the price we will pay.
Have you ever wondered if there might be a better way? A sequence of Face Lift Acupuncture treatments or a sequence of Microcurrent Face Lift treatments that instead of simply treating the symptoms, would actually get to the source of the problems of sagging, wrinkled skin. Hooray!
The face is a mirror of who you are and what you are experiencing. Your face is where all of your emotions are revealed, even if you try to mask them. The worry lines and stress lines are displayed for all to see. The alternative face lift procedure I offer calms you and rids your body and mind of stress and anger thus calming your facial expressions, with the effect of less aging evidence written all over your face.
What if there was a way to cooperate with nature in this process? What if there was a natural skin tightening procedure and program set up to keep you looking vibrant and youthful for as long as you shall live? A program that is safe, natural and permanent. And absolutely zero detrimental side effects!
Face Lift Alternative
My Alternative Face Lift is proven by scientists and published in medical journals to increase collagen and elastin production. It signals your dormant ATP producing cells to ‘hop to it’ and produce new collagen and elastin for you. It also increases blood circulation, stimulates your muscles and guides them back where they were years ago; where they look more youthful.
Mother Nature doesn’t play fair especially when it comes to the subject of sagging facial skin. Too much tanning, repeated weight loss and gain, genetics, the loss of elasticity of facial skin, and force of gravity are all working against us causing sagging skin. Father Time just marches on and we can’t do a thing about it! … or maybe we can!
Call Patricia Pilot L.Ac to schedule your Reverse-Aging Facial (805) 636-6522.
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