The average woman spends about $115 on makeup and beauty treatments per month ($1,380 a year). She also spends another $65 per month on creams, lotions, moisturizers, and anti-aging treatments.
At the same time, the average woman spends an estimated 3.5 hours every month applying her skincare products, and roughly another hour every month researching new products online.
Sufficed to say we spend a lot of time, money, and energy trying to fight wrinkles and the other signs of aging. And despite all of this, it often feels like we’re fighting a losing battle.
If cosmetics aren’t giving you the results you’re looking for, here are a few other options.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
So many non-surgical solutions are flooding the marketplace that it can be difficult to know which one to choose. However, a lot of people are getting incredible results from fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing and the treatments are garnering fantastic reviews.
How does it work? Basically, the treatments use leading-edge laser technology and a CO2 (carbon dioxide) laser to remove your top layers of damaged skin. This brings your smoother and more youthful-looking skin to the surface. It gives new meaning to the term taking a few years off of your face.
The actual laser treatments take very little time, typically 15 to 25 minutes. But there will be at least 45 minutes to give the topical anesthesia enough time to fully take effect before your procedure starts.
Botox is almost certainly the name you’re most familiar with, and for good reason.
The results speak for themselves. Millions of people have used Botox injections to turn back the clock, with a safe and simple procedure that requires almost no downtime. Some people have Botox done during their lunch hours and then go about the rest of their day.
However, if you decide to go this route, make sure you’re getting your injections from a qualified professional in a safe environment. Don’t be lured by the seemingly safe Botox parties that are popping up all over the US. Many states have banned them because they are simply not safe.
Don’t take a chance with your face or your health!
Despite the growing number of non-surgical procedures on the market today, the tried and tested facelift procedure still remains one of the most popular choices.
Non-surgical options are great because they’re fast and effective. However, none can really offer the same level of impact as a facelift, nor do the results last as long. The effectiveness of Botox injections is measured in months, whereas a facelift’s results are measured in years.
There were 234,374 facelifts performed across North America in 2020, making it the 3rd most popular procedure behind nose reshaping (352,555 procedures) and eyelid surgery (352,112 procedures).
The facelift was especially popular during the global pandemic lockdown, as people now had the opportunity to discreetly recover from their surgery at home, while working from home. They skipped the non-surgical treatment options because they could now get a full surgery without losing any of their vacation days.
It’s important to know that there are no magic one-size-fits-all solutions in the world of anti-aging. Your best bet is always to meet with an accredited plastic surgeon and discuss all of your options.