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July 27, 2015

Good looking workers make $230,000.00 more over their lifetime in comparison to the less “aesthetically-appealing” counterparts according to the recent Time magazine article. Additionally in recent years, due to ubiquitous social media and phone cameras, not just celebrities, but all of us can be photographed and “publically-displayed” at any time. Five years ago, Brazil made plastic surgery tax-deductible. Are we next?

Cosmetic enhancements are not just for the rich. In 2005, more than two-thirds of cosmetic surgery patients in the U.S. made $60,000 or less. Cosmetic procedures are becoming more about self-affirmation than vanity. There is evidence that “more attractive individuals receive more preferential treatment throughout their lifespan” according to the Time’s article. Since the introduction of Botox as a cosmetic product in 2002, most of the advances in esthetics have come in dermatology and include introduction of a myriad of facial wrinkle fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane that can give women excellent, natural and long-lasting results eliminating wrinkles and restoring lost volume to the face.

New treatment protocols, such as Forever Young Broadband Light treatments, or micro-needling can not only reverse sun damage and erase fine lines, but potentially prevent further skin aging. Younger and younger women are seeking out these treatments. Have Botox around the eyes, laser resurfacing, tooth whitening, microdermabrasion become basic upkeep? Time magazine’s article concludes that “you are going to get a cosmetic procedure for the same reason that you wear makeup: because every other woman is” and not because you hate yourself, fear aging or are vain.

Whether you are interested in optimal anti-aging skincare, or any of the above procedures, please call our office at 301.656.SKIN to schedule a no-pressure, relaxed conversation with Dr. Margaret Sommerville. During the summer months, all patients who schedule a cosmetic consultation receive our best-selling Antioxidant Eye Serum ($90.00 value) as a free gift!

Click here to read “Nip. Tuck. Or Else” article in Time magazine, June 18, 2015.

Cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Margaret Sommerville, welcomes patients from the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area including Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Kensington, Silver Spring, and Olney in Maryland, as well as Arlington, Alexandria, McLean and Great Falls in Virginia. Please call 301.656.7546 to schedule a consultation.

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