Botox injections work by targeting and “freezing” muscles that cause wrinkles. The injections run about $300 to $500 per treated area and usually last three to six months. Botox can fix the lines between your eyes and diminish those smile lines along your eyes.
A Facelift or Eyelift
While facelifts were once a well-hidden secret, more and more women are going this route. Basically, you want someone skilled with a knife who is a technician. This is one area where you absolutely do not want to scrimp.
Start by asking friends and family for recommendations, especially those who you know have had some work done. Whatever route you take to get the name of a seasoned professional, make an appointment for a consultation and do your research on the doctor before you go under the knife.
These procedures are expensive but you need to think long-term. A facelift or eyelift tends to be permanent, so the hefty price tag will actually cost you less than spending 20 years getting fillers. The price of these procedures varies greatly by location so it’s best to do a Google search for your area.
If you’ve ever been bothered by how your foundation makes you look older and more drawn because you’re applying it to scaly, dry skin, then you may want to invest in a chemical peel. You can literally shave several years off your face in under an hour with a professional chemical peel. Chemical peels work by removing the damaged top layers of skin while helping increase cell turnover on a deep level.
Lasers are able to penetrate deep into the skin to treat damaged skin and boost collagen production.
Non-ablative lasers work by fixing age spots, bumps on the skin, scars, and uneven skin tone. You may experience redness afterward, but this usually recedes within a few hours.
Not for the budget-conscious, the cost for one laser session will set you back about $1,000.
Hyaluronic acid injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Juvederm Ultra Plus work by replacing the fat loss as you age. These are best used in the lines that run from your nose to your chin (called the “nasolabial folds”) and to puff up the fat loss in the cheeks.