Organizing Your Skin Goals for 2010
For cosmetic issues, take an inventory of problems. Initially, just make a list of everything that’s bugging you from the chest up. Then, prioritize them with the skin issues bothering you most on the top. For example, a list might be crepiness around the eyes, a little sagging at the jawline, and skin looks dull.
Then, use our site (try the Anti-Aging Tour) or my book, The Surgery-Free Makeover, and do a little research into the top 1-2 solutions for each problem. Put the cost ranges, time of year needs to be done, and estimated down time by each item on your wish list. You can then re-prioritize your list with your budget and time in mind.
So now it might read: (1) Skin looks dull – consistently use Renova at night, antioxidant in the morning, and get a microdermabrasion or facial every 6 weeks; (2) Eyelid crepiness – schedule a fractionated CO2 laser around the eyes with doctor, cost $1,500, downtime 4-5 days, pink for 2 weeks, out of sun for 1 month; (3) Sagging at the jawline, commit to Sculptra course in 2010, downtime – possibly slight amount of bruising, initial cost $3,000-5,000 then $1,500/yr for maintenance.