Gen-Xers are no different than anyone else when it comes to anti-aging. They aren’t looking forward to aging. While wrinkles, sagging skin, volume loss and fat accumulation are some of the things we have to look forward to, Gen-Xers aren’t prepared to age without a fight. “The advancements in medical spa treatments and availability have given Gen-Xers more options to fight signs of aging,” says Dr. Ali Adibfar, a highly regarded Toronto plastic surgeon. “We’re seeing more Gen-Xers partner with our team because our treatments are helping them maintain their youthful appearance without breaking the bank.”
It has been found that Gen-Xers are now getting more than 40% of non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures. “This younger generation is committed to looking young and feeling revitalized,” explains Dr. Adibfar. “These young men and women (aged 35-50) are determined to keep or get back their youthful appearance as they age.”
A study conducted by the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 2014 found a few top non-surgical procedures Gen-Xers are investing in as part of their anti-aging crusade. Let’s take a closer look.
Top Non-Surgical Procedures for Gen-Xers
#1 Botox: Botox’s affordability, accessibility and effectiveness are the exact reasons why this non-surgical treatment is so popular among Gen Xers. “Botox helps them address trouble areas and prevent wrinkles from appearing,” explains Dr. Adibfar. “If administered by a trained professional with years of experience, Botox delivers incredible results that helps you look and feel younger than you are.”
#2 Fillers: As we age, we lose the volume in our faces that we once had. It’s a sign of the times. Our collagen levels begin to reduce, our cheeks appear saggy, our eyes hallowed and lips less than sexy. “Fillers help address specific problem areas where a person has lost volume,” says Dr. Adibfar. “They add volume and plumpness that smooths areas of the face, tightens skin and gives you those youthful, sexy contours you’ve always wanted.”
#3 Laser Hair Removal: The older we get, the more effort it requires to stay properly groomed. When we were in our 20s, we were happy to invest the time needed to keep our bodies in tip-top shape. For Gen Xers, they’re tired of shaving and may even be starting to see hair grow where they never expected it to before. “Laser hair removal is comfortable, affordable and long-lasting,” says Dr. Adibfar. “Men and women are increasingly choosing laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted hair and keep their bodies looking young.”
#4 Chemical Peels: Gen-Xers are at an age where fine lines may be appearing, discolouration is occurring and that glow they once had is fading. Chemical peels are an effective, affordable and safe treatment that meets a wide variety of needs. “We use chemical peels to revitalize the skin, improve its glow, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, and promote healthy skin cell growth,” says Dr. Adibfar. “Our team performs an increasing number of chemical peels on Gen-Xers who want to keep their skin looking young while addressing some problem areas.”
#5 Sclerotherapy: Spider veins can occur at any age. But Gen Xers are at a prime time in their life for these nuisances to appear. “Any woman will tell you just how much of an impact spider veins can have on their appearance and confidence,” says Dr. Adibfar. “We work with a number of women who resort to hiding their legs because they’re embarrassed about their appearance.”
Our sclerotherapy treatment can help eliminate spider veins and give you the skin that you won’t mind flaunting in a short dress or skirt.
Gen-Xers Know What They Want
This generation is prepared to fight time, aging, genetics and gravity. They know what they want when it comes to their beauty and appearance. More importantly, if they have a feature or problem area they want to address, they aren’t afraid to make the investment in doing something about it.
“Gen Xers are facing a number of aging hurdles that can be difficult to overcome,” said Dr. Adibfar. “Sagging skin, age spots, loss of volume and dark spots can have a big impact on a person’s appearance and confidence. Gen Xers won’t stand for it and they’re partnering with trusted medical spas to help them get what they want.”
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