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!
Nothing beats a real surgical facelift. I had “work done” 18 years ago at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore utilizing their teaching program which was very nicely priced. 3rd year resident works with practicing plastic surgeon. One consultation, did pre-op at Fort Worth Clinic with my own doctor, flew there one day, had the procedure the next day, had drains pulled and flew back to FTW the next day. I am considering doing it again, brow and neck lift, when I retire. Didn’t even take pain meds other than Tylenol.
Good for you! Glad it all worked out well and bet you look great. Thanks for commenting, Jane
I love Rodan + Fields. I love them so much I became a consultant. I use the Acute Care which is basically Botox without the needles and you do it while you sleep. I use the Reverse regimen in the mornings to erase the signs of premature aging. I have a lot of sun spots because I grew up on a lake and sun screen was not an issue when I was little. And I use the Redefine regimen at night for my fine lines and wrinkles. I also use the Macro Exfoliator (personal use exfoliation tool) and Amp MD (which helps firm the skin). I also use the eye cream for my dark circles and droopy eyelids. I love love love these products.
Hi Jennifer, I know there products are very good. Thanks for the info! Jane
Thank you for your honesty saying you have used Botox and Juviderm. When I see celebrities I often wonder how they look so great. I have tried IPL Photo Facial and last fall Botox injected in an upside down triangle pattern between eyebrows for mild depression(it helped). I always question the true effect of many procedures because I expect real results for my money. I will check out the ULTherapy.
My pleasure to share whatever honest information I have, thanks so much for commenting, Jane
Have you looked at the “Vampire” face lifts? It’s really the use of Platelet Rich Plasma and a device called the DermaPen, but some clever physician trademarked the name Vampire Facelift. Some good science behind it, just wanted to know if you ever looked into it (not that you need it). Thanks and take care!
Hmmm no I haven’t, interesting. I just interviewed a doctor about using platelet rich plasma elsewhere. Thanks David!
The use of PRP in joints, tendons, and ligaments, is very popular and very effective. I assist a few physicians in this therapy, along with stem-cells. It has proven to be very beneficial for a number of people who elected to have this procedure, anywhere from the everyday person to professional athletes. I would love to read your interview!!! Thanks again!
Thank you David!