Are you ever too old for aesthetic treatments? The answer to this question depends on your personal views of aging.
Ageism is the prejudicial opinion that certain conditions are an inevitable part of aging. This opinion also dictates that we shouldn't care about our looks as we get older.
Compared to the past generations such as our parents and grandparents, we are all going to be living longer and healthier overall. As a result, we have to change our assumptions and preconceived biases about the aging process.
Even as we age, it doesn't mean that we don't care about how we look. If your goals can be attained by modern aesthetic techniques and your health is good, age really does not matter.
Chronological age is your age dated from your day of birth. What is more important is your biological age.
We all know people who have abused their bodies over time through smoking, drinking, poor diet, lack of exercise, and tanning. These folks will unfortunately, in general, look much older than their years.
In contrast, studies have shown that people who had positive expectations about their age tend to live well longer, experience less stress, exercise more, and eat better. To this extent, age then is just a number when you take physical and psychological health into consideration.
Here at Maine Laser Skin Care, we treat people as young as teens to seniors well into their eighties. We are always thrilled to see our older clients who still want to look good and feel good about themselves.
In fact, a Mayo Clinic study last year showed that people who had aesthetic procedures lived about 10 years longer than those that did not. The aesthetic group in the study also felt less stressed, more social, and more comfortable about their aging than the control group without aesthetic treatments.
Our motto continues to be: Beautifying Maine One Face (And Body) At A Time. Call us at our Scarborough office at (207) 303-0125, or at our Augusta office at (207) 873-2158 for a free consultation, and to plan your battle against the forces of ageism.
Fight ageism and take good care of yourselves. Keep looking good to feel good.