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.
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!