Posted on September 5, 2019

3 Ways Cosmetic Treatments Can Actually Make You Look Older

Mature woman looking at her reflection in the mirror.

The goal of cosmetic treatments is to help you look like a more refreshed and revitalized version of yourself. But in the hands of an inexperienced provider, these same treatments could actually make you look more aged and tired than you really are.

So, how do you avoid this? Choose an experienced plastic surgeon who will steer you clear of making these all too common mistakes.

  1. Too Much Filler

    If a little filler is good, a lot of filler will be even better, right? Wrong! In the case of injectable fillers, a little really does go a long way. Too much filler can make you look unnatural and fake and can even accentuate the very creases you’re trying to hide.

    A good rule of thumb is to start with as little filler as you need to achieve your goals, then add more later if necessary.

  2. Disproportionate Breast Implants

    Breast implants have been trending toward a more natural look in recent decades. The stereotypical larger-than-life implants simply aren’t flattering on most body shapes and can end up drawing attention to the wrong places, making you look older.

    Choose breast implants that complement your natural curves. Going too big almost always looks fake and unbalanced.

  3. Choosing the Wrong Treatments

    There’s often a large focus on facial cosmetic treatments to help slow the aging process, but don’t forget about areas like your décolleté and the backs of your hands. These spots tend to show signs of aging like wrinkles, sagging skin and dark spots sooner than other spots.

3 Ways Cosmetic Treatments Can Actually Make You Look Older
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3 Ways Cosmetic Treatments Can Actually Make You Look Older
Does too much filler make you look old? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Mariotti of Concord, California shares the answer and a few tips.
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Dr. Eric Mariotti
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