With the advent of social media, video phones, and the ubiquitous twin threat of Facebook and Twitter (remember all those ‘selfies’?), psychologists agree that there is an effect on people’s self-image caused by their addiction to being ‘connected’.
This can be as subtle as a touched-up photo used as a profile picture on a social dating web site, or as extreme as remodeling your face to look like Ryan Gosling, as reported by the Huffington Post recently. The story is about an actor, Nicholas Ryan, who allegedly had surgery to make him look more like the famous actor.
This is all very well, but for most people, it’s just a case of trying to look your best.
Age, exposure to stress and weather, teenage acne, and an addiction to certain sweet foodstuffs all take their toll. The most visible effect of our lifestyle is reflected through our face – and it’s that face which is projected through social media.
But, for many, even an injectable filler like Botox (which is the most popular form of non-invasive cosmetic surgery) is a step too far. The thought of needles, bruising, and chemicals may not appeal, and anyway, there’s just not that much work to do…
Enter Thermage, a treatment that uses radio frequency pulses of energy to smooth the face, remove signs of aging, and improve the skin quality. It can be used on the face and body to help improve the appearance of sagging, aging skin.
The benefits are that there is no downtime, and that results are often apparent in a single treatment. Of course, for maximum benefit, it should be applied gently over time, but the results seem, for many people, to be almost immediate. And, even while the final results can take several months to appear, they should also last longer than with many other treatments.
As always, follow the advice of your surgeon for best results. For some people it works well, for others it doesn’t, and a competent surgeon, such as a specialist like Dr. Naderi, should be able to guide you through the expected results to ensure complete satisfaction.
To learn more about facelifts, revision and plastic surgery, and non-invasive procedures such as Thermage and fillers, please contact us at 703-481-0002 in Virginia or 301-222-2020 in Maryland for a consultation today.