I’m at that age where I am having to consider non-surgical cosmetic procedures as part of my fight against aging. Yes. I’ve gotten to that point.
I do all I can to take care of myself. I eat right. I exercise. I use loads of creams, lotions, exfoliates and other beauty products to keep me looking as youthful as possible, but there are certain things that I just need help with. And for me, that means investing in some non-surgical treatments. Here are three non-surgical cosmetic procedures that I’m considering right now:
1. Mole/skin tag removal. I love my breasts and my cleavage. But there is this one sucker-of-a-mole that sits right above my left boob and just beneath my collar bone that drives me crazy! I hate it. I need to just go ahead and get it removed. My healthcare won’t cover it since my reason for removing is cosmetic (it’s not cancerous), so I vow to purchase one less pair of shoes this year and use the money to get this mole removed instead. I mean, nothing screams “old lady witch” like moles and skin tags.
If you have a skin tag or mole you’d like removed, do not attempt to do it yourself! You could wind up with scarring or an infection. First, make an appointment with your regular healthcare provider and have the mole or skin tag investigated, just to be sure it’s non-cancerous and not a sign of anything going on with your health. Once you have confirmed the mole or skin tag is benign, book an appointment with a dermatology expert.
2. Spider and thread vein treatment. I inherited this from my mother. And forget what they tell you about crossing your legs. That’s an old wives’ tale. I went years without crossing my legs, and I still have spider veins and even one gross varicose vein. And I didn’t even have children! Pregnancy is one of the reasons you might suffer from spider, thread or varicose veins. And when left untreated, these veins become more prominent as you get older. I can testify to that. I want to spend my time poolside without feeling self-conscious about my spider veins (and that gross varicose one), so I think it’s time I start seeking treatment.
3. Endermologie. It’s such a big word for such a big problem: cellulite. Exercising and slimming down seem to help a lot with my cellulite, but not completely. Cellulite cream helps a little, too. But I’m at the point where I need something more, and Endermologie seems to be the only answer.
Endermologie is like a deep tissue massage that stimulates your skin cells. The effect is actually temporary, so maintenance is required. But if I have to do a few sessions during the spring and summer months so I can feel comfortable with the backs of my thighs, I think it could be well worth it. Until someone invents a cure for cellulite, Endermologie just may be my answer.