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F is for Facelift Alternatives – Thermage

Facelift Alternative for Healthy Senior Women

There are many alternatives to facelifts, to going under the knife, and they pose less consequences to a woman’s natural health.

According to the website – www.thermage.com – “Thermage is the only non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin in a single treatment—with no surgery, no injections, and little to no downtime”.

Thermage is actually a type of radiofrequency treatment that uses heat to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production.  The practitioner (doctor or nurse or assistant) passes the thermage device slowly back and forth over the skin.  At first, the skin feels cool, then there is a brief deep heating sensation, and then a cooling feeling once again.  This contrast sensation supposedly is tightening and firming the collagen (the connective tissue that holds everything together).  The production of collagen slows down as we age and the skin gets lets elastic and starts to sag.  Thermage treatments attempt to put back the elasticity in the skin by stimulating new collagen growth.

Thermage can be done in one fast treatment on your lunch hour, at the mall, in a thermage clinic.  It can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $6,000 or more.  Quite a bit less than a surgical facelift.  But is it worth it?

After the thermage treatment, there is a little improvement.  Full results are supposed to materialize in the following six months.  Results may last for up to two years, and then it is best to have the procedure repeated.

And what are the results?

“I was told in advance that some people have good results from Thermage, others don’t. I fell into the second group; I didn’t see any improvement, and it’s been more than a year now.” – $1,000 – Phoenix, AZ

“I have had Thermage treatments three times over the past year and a half.  I expect to have about one every year or two going forward, because it really works.” – $3,500 – Seattle, WA

‘I had two treatments done a year apart of each other. I got excellent results, a younger, fresher, firmer skin immediately. But I barely had sagging skin to begin with. I think this is what Thermage is best for, someone who is just starting to show aging signs. Any more than just a hint of sag and Thermage isn’t powerful enough to change it.” – $5,000 – Las Vegas, NV

Naturally Beautiful Healthy Senior Women will look at all the facts and make informed decisions!

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F is for Facelift – Fageddaboudit????

Celebrities Without Makeup

Demi - Yes? No? Maybe?

Look at these beautiful women – no facelifts for them.  Just healthy skin care regimens, a lot of good food, tons of great drinking water, and a good attitude!

Maybe yes, maybe no????


Cost Range:

Average Total Cost: $9,500
Surgeons fee: $6,000
Anesthesiologist: $1,200
Facility fee: $1,700
Hospital fee: $600

If some of the world’s most beautiful (Demi) and most successful (Oprah) women cut a little here and cut a little there (shhh, I’m not telling!), why wouldn’t you?

Because you are a naturally beautiful healthy senior woman and you care about your natural health and your body’s safety more than you care about your outward looks.  At least I hope so!

The risks and complications of facelift surgery are many.  Number one, it’s surgery – and any surgery involves risks with adverse reactions to anesthesia, infections, hematomas, damaged facial nerves and paralysis, wounds that won’t heal (especially in smokers).

If you’re concerned about the consequences, first do your research.  Find out about the doctor’s reputation, speak to some of the doctor’s success stories and some the doctor’s failures.  Assess your reasons for wanting to do the surgery – realize that it will change your looks, not necessarily your life.  Be realistic about the financial investment – can you really afford it?  Are there healthier alternatives about which you might feel more comfortable in the long run?

If you still say a resounding, Yes!  Well, then go ahead.  If no – stop right there and look at the healthier alternatives to cosmetic surgery in the next few posts.

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F is for Facelifts – Yes, No, Natural Alternatives

Facelift - Before and After

We’re not getting any younger, are we?  And with all the talk about uplifting emotions, and picking up our spirits, and getting out, getting up – up, up and away!  Seems like “up” is what it’s all about – especially with healthy senior women.

Gravity is pulling us down and we start to thinking about lifting it all up.  Have you thought about a facelift?    Come on now, if you’re over 50, or even just approaching it – I know you’ve stood in front of the mirror and pulled up a little behind your ears to see what “up” might look like. Even I have!

Today, I’m going to explore the choices for looking younger, surgically or cosmetically, for healthy senior women.  Cause that’s the most important thing – not really how you look (although that does affect your mood and in turn your health) – the most important thing for all of us is that we senior women do it in a natural, healthy and beautiful way. What would you say – Yes? No? Lemme think about it a while!

So see my next post:  F is Facelift – Some Say For Sure!


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F is for Facelift – Some Say For Sure


Some Say Yes to Facelifts


100 episodes and 3-1/2 years of what came to be a very successful TV show – “Nip/Tuck” – showed all of us just what a popular subject cosmetic surgery is for millions of people.  It seems that everyone wanted to look at people’s lives before and after nipping and tucking to make a decision whether these procedures were for them and would they actually make a difference in their own lives..

Real life people make decisions based on a lot of different choices.  What motivates people to go “under the knife?”  Some people believe changing their appearance will cure their depression.  Some people think that if they have a facelift they will look like Angelina Jolie.  Some people would rather have their bodies cut into than do the work necessary to ensure natural health, like drinking water, eating healthy food, paying attention to skin care, or exercising.

Some people have acne, some people have sun damage, some people want to reduce the ill effects of smoking.  Some people think they will find a marriage partner, others think they will get rich if they are beautiful.

There are a lot of different people in the world and a lot of different reasons to want to change your appearance.  There are also a lot of ways to prevent premature aging, or diminish the ravages of aging that we all will encounter.  Some people say yes to facelifts.  Healthy senior women explore their options and find other ways to look beautiful – without going under the knife.

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