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From Wrinkles to Age Defiance in 3 Easy Steps MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

There comes a point in everyone’s life where they wake up one day and suddenly realize they look older than they used to. Most people age gradually and don’t even realize what’s happening until it is glaringly obvious. When you look yourself everyday it can be easy to miss the subtle changes that your body goes through as you age. Fortunately, there are a number of effective and innovative techniques to combat the signs of age and look younger and healthier for longer. Every process a little different, but fundamentally you can go from wrinkles to age defiance in three easy steps.

Step 1: Choose the Right Product

The first step is choosing the right product. Many people suggest the first thing to do is consult a professional. While their heart is in the right place, the best place to start is with you. Self-education is a vital part of selecting both the right product and the right doctor. Additionally, most doctors won’t recommend products they cannot provide – even if a better product is available.

While you don’t need to set your heart on a single solution, it’s a good idea to have an idea of what you want before consulting a physician. This will allow you to dictate the conversation towards the products and services you are most interested in and steer clear of the ones you know that you want to avoid. For example, if you want a product which approaches the anti-aging process in a more gradual manner then you may be interested in Sculptra Aesthetic. However, if the doctor is not trained in how to administer it they would never bring it up as an option.

Step 2: Find the Right Doctor

Even if you’ve already talked to a physician while you are deciding what product or procedure would be right for you, that doesn’t mean you are tied to them. Just because they recommended a product, doesn’t mean they know how to deliver it. Always make sure they have successfully administered it in the past. If you look around the Internet, there are a lot of horror stories surrounding every anti-aging product on the market. Even the best products are little more than tools to fight aging. If the physician wielding those tools doesn’t administer them effectively, the results will be disappointing.

Step 3: Recover and Follow Up

The final step is getting through the recovery process and completing any follow-ups which were assigned. This may sound obvious, however many people think that they know best – even if a physician warns them about what could happen. If you are told to stay at home and take it easy for the rest of the day, don’t go out that evening. If you are supposed to stay out of the sun for a few days, then don’t go to the beach (even if you plan on wearing a floppy hat and sunscreen). You trusted your physician enough to do the procedure, why wouldn’t you trust their advice when it comes to recovery.

There are excellent anti-aging products out there and excellent physicians who know how to make you look your best. All you need to do is follow these three simple steps and you will be looking younger in no time.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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