Patients should research procedure treatment options and anti-aging tactics

November 11, 2010

Patients should research procedure treatment options and anti-aging tactics
Patients should research procedure treatment options and anti-aging tactics

While results of recent surveys have indicated that there are a rising number of people choosing to undergo plastic surgery, experts say that some individuals may not be aware of all the treatments and preventative measures that are available, ABC affiliate KERO reports.

Perhaps the largest mistake that some patients fall victim to is not considering the whole picture. For example, removing age spots from their hands as well as their faces and chests can give individuals a more youthful appearance overall.

Additionally, experts advise that prevention may be the best course of action. Treatments like Botox can prevent deep wrinkles that would need to be treated by peels, lasers or fillers later on down the line.

Protecting the skin from the harmful rays of the sun and from fluorescent lights by using a high quality sunscreen is vital. Avoiding junk food, tanning, smoking and too much caffeine and alcohol will also help skin look better and slow down the aging process.

The best way to know what course of action is most effective is to have a discussion with a board certified plastic surgeon, who is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Pre-treatment consultations are essential to go over the procedure and any potential risks or hazards.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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