A lot of you have asked if I’ve had “work done”…

So far, other than a little botox or Juviderm here and there, the answer is no. I’m pretty sure I’ll let you know if and when I do.

Because I’m a journalist I tend to do a lot of research on any kind of health or cosmetic treatment or procedure. I’m careful about what I will and won’t try. I also tend to think that a lot of procedures I read about, unfortunately, don’t do anything but cost you money.

I started out this year thinking that one of the things I would like to do is give back. I want my life to be useful to others; and one of the ways I can do that is by sharing some of the information I have researched about cosmetic treatments and healthy living. Both can contribute to your overall sense of well being.  Most everyone I know, women and men, would like to take care of themselves and look the best they can.

One procedure I have done  is called ULTherapy. I tried it 3 or 4 years ago when it was relatively new and hard to find. Today it’s available lots of places, even the TODAY Show did a piece on it.

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I was willing to try it because it uses ultrasound, which is non-invasive and as far as I know, pretty safe. The beams of ultrasound penetrate far below the surface of the skin; deep enough that research shows they stimulate collagen growth. Collagen is like the scaffolding of a building so stimulating collagen growth is supposed to help keep the facial structure firmer.

I’m going to warn you that the ULTherapy procedure can be a little painful while it’s being done. It takes about an hour. Afterward, I felt fine.

If  you are interested in learning more about it, here is the link: ULTherapy

What other cosmetic procedures or healthy living tips would you like to know about? Tell me in the comments below. I’ll do the research for both of us!

Happy 2015,

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