November 19, 2010
Many baby boomers are looking to delay signs of aging, but not quite as many are willing to go under the knife to do so. For that reason, procedures such as Botox injections and facial fillers have been growing in popularity over the last several years, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), there were 1.1 million Botox or facial filler injections in 2009. One of the areas where treatment is most frequently requested, experts say, is around the eyelids. People are looking for a fuller eyelid to achieve a more youthful appearance, and those who have wrinkles around their eyes may feel that it adds years to their appearance.
"The skin over my eyes was droopy and made me always look tired or angry," 59-year- old Lynn Shapiro, an advocate of cosmetic procedures, told the news source. "I was neither."
Those who are considering an anti-aging cosmetic treatment should be sure to schedule an appointment with a board-certified physician who is a member of ASAPS, and discuss the procedure at length, including the results and any side effects.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
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