WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- With more than 6.4 million total cosmetic procedures performed last year on patients between the ages of 40 and 50, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Mark Richards and his center for plastic surgery in Washington, DC say patients at this stage of life have a multitude of options available for rejuvenating their youthful appearance and improving their self-confidence.
As people age, skin begins to lose its elasticity, definition, and volume: a natural process that many of Dr. Richards' patients say makes them look older than they feel. The Washington, DC plastic surgeon adds that common areas of concern for patients in their forties are deep facial lines and wrinkles, bags underneath the eyes, loose or sagging skin, and a decreased vibrancy in skin tone. Thanks to a variety of advancements in both surgical and nonsurgical treatments, Dr. Richards can treat these issues in a number of ways.
For patients interested in surgical procedures which can provide more long-term benefits, Dr. Richards says cheek lifts, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and facelifts are popular treatments designed to enhance a patient's appearance and revitalize their figure. However, for those who are not ready for surgery, or who want a quick solution without the need for extensive recovery, he finds BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and other skin treatments can offer effective results as well.
According to Dr. Richards, other adverse effects of aging are a result of hormone deficiencies that begin to occur in the mid to late forties, often characterized by a decrease in energy levels, sexual function, and mental focus. He says through innovative hormone pellet therapy, patients can now restore the health and vigor of their youth through a simple three month regimen. Dr. Richards adds this particular bio-identical hormone therapy can also help improve body function by lowering blood pressure, decreasing the risk of cardiac problems, reversing depression and anxiety, and protecting against prostate, breast and nerve degradation.
Regardless of whether they are looking for an aesthetic procedure such as a facelift or an internal remedy, Dr. Richards strongly recommends patients consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon before undergoing any treatment. By partnering with an experienced and qualified practice, patients can find an effective procedure that helps reveal their inner youth.
About Mark E. Richards, MD
Dr. Mark Richards graduated from Yale University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Board-certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he has dedicated numerous hours each year to his continued education. Dr. Richards has been featured in the Consumer's Research Council's Guide to America's Top Surgeons since 2002, and has also been selected by The Washingtonian as one of the Best Cosmetic Surgeons in Washington, DC. He is available for interview upon request.
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