As I sit here at on the Starbucks patio in LA, I see plastic dolls everywhere I turn. The sad thing is, they all look the same, and they all look fake! Both the 25 yr old and 50 yr old look like 45 yr old porn stars. I’m not hating on plastic surgery, in fact, I think that it can offer amazing results. Cosmetic surgery has come a long way… the newest injectables on the market can be subtle and very effective. I’m not talking about the collagen lips, that just looks crazy! Laser technology has also stepped it up, and proves great results as well. Education and realistic goals are the key to looking great with cosmetic surgery/medical treatments. Knowing which treatment to get, how often, and how to take care of your skin to enhance the results is very important.
For example, if you are in your 20s or early 30s, injectables may not be a smart option. They are not meant to be preventative skin care treatments, and can form an ugly habit early on. Besides, with so many great peels (I’ll explain peels in a later blog), and products on the market, you shouldn’t need to rely on Botox. Lasers, however, can be perfect for sun damaged skin, hormonal pigmentation, acne scarring... all which may occur as early as your 20s. Lasers are also great for aging skin, and can help with firming and improving the appearance of fine & deep lines/wrinkles. Again, education and home care are important. You can’t just expect these treatments to make you look gorgeous if you are not taking care of your skin and preventing further damage.
-Don’t just see one doctor
-Look for ones that specialize in what you need done (I have a list of great referrals)
-Educate yourself or hire a personal skincare expert (like myself) so that you are not sold treatments and products that are not going to give you the results you want
(they will almost always try to sell you more than you need and tell you that you will look amazing)
-Use cosmetic surgery to enhance or supplement your skin care regimen, not as a quick fix it!
P.S- My fellow Skin Stylist Brie Woodey and I will be accepting new clients as of June 1st. Please call 808.728.2313 or email KBSkinStyling@gmail.com to get on the waiting list.