My face is sagging! There! I said it out loud! Now what?
I’ve done all the right things through the decades. Exercised, stayed out of the sun, worn sun block daily, used medical grade serums, lotions and potions, vitamin C, peptides and retinol. I’ve had injections, laser treatments, regularly scheduled facials and God knows I drink enough water!
But even with having done everything possible to stimulate collagen production over the years genetics determines many factors of how I age. All in all I am actually fortunate. Just as genetics has played a role in leaving me with thin, sagging skin in my 60’s it could have been much worse if I had been ignorant of how to properly take care of my skin through the years. I am fortunate I was able to afford skin care and laser treatments that stimulate the production of collagen and actually make a difference. Of all the treatments I’ve explored I have a definite favorite. For all practical purposes this procedure is a non surgical facelift. It does not require the$30,000.00+ expense of a surgical facelift, the long recovery period, pain and bruising, and I avoid all the risks of surgery, many of which are potentially permanent.
My absolute favorite treatment is Ultherapy.
Ultherapy is a noninvasive, micro focused ultrasound device that directs energy into the dermis and connective tissue(fascia) surrounding the facial muscles thus stimulating the body’s production of collagen and other connective components (elastin). This creates a lifting and tightening effect of the skin and muscles. It can safely be used to tighten and lift skin on the face, neck, décolletage, brow and jaw. The glorious result is both a tightening and lifting effect, similar to a surgical facelift. (Some surgeons use Ultherapy to enhance and maintain the results of a surgical facelift.).
The depth achieved thanks to high resolution visualization creates micro burns in the tissue and muscle coverings on which the ultrasound probe is focused. This factor alone distinguishes Ultherapy from other noninvasive platforms available. It truly is as close as you can get to a facelift with an immediate revitalizing result, a lifting and tightening of the skin and muscles. Over the next three to four months the increased collagen production enhances the result.
I will continue to age. As this happens, I will periodically refresh my face, neck and décolletage with Ultherapy treatments as recommended by my skin care professional along with other treatments designed to stimulate and increase collagen production. In addition, I will continue my medical grade home skincare regimen recommended by my skin care professional, and of course, sunblock. Daily.
I cannot stop the proverbial clock, but I can keep aging in perspective with a healthy, positive attitude and create as much of a surplus of collagen as possible in order to always put my best self forward.
“I really like laughing. Never look at my own Fanny when naked. It’s a rule!”
Tia started successful modeling professionally at 14 for over three decades. Prior to that, she had wanted to be a nun. A strong proponent of women empowerment, she created her own jewelry design firm which focused on high-end pieces featured in some of the most elite retailers in the South. Empowering women through employment opportunities to build independence, drive and purpose was her goal. After running her empire, Tia retired after 15 years due to an illness categorized as the rare genome of Hep c which took many years to treat & cure, multiple rare conditions developed as a result including both physical and mental battles. Never a woman to stay idle,
Tia started studying ballet full-time at 50 and returned to modeling at 60. Married and the mother of 2 beautiful daughters, ages 36 & 41, her wicked sense of humor and love for life set her on a path to inform and educate other women through blogging. With a newfound purpose, her love for being around her own gender and the creativity, support & laughter she brings to the blog will draw you in while opening your eyes to aesthetics.