Allure Magazine, self-proclaimed beauty expert, recently performed an aging survey on 2,000 men and women to discover how each perceives his or her own changing appearance, as well as the effects of cosmetic surgery. The results? Not so surprising. Society in general is much harsher on women than men when it comes to physical signs of aging. Gray hair on a man is seen as dapper and distinguished, while silver locks on a lady categorically portrays her as “old.” Of the surveyed participants, 56 percent of women are concerned about the physical signs of aging, while only 34 percent of men are worried. Men also believed that a woman’s beauty apex is at age 29, while women believe they peak at 31.
There’s some good news in the findings, as more than half of both men and women say their sex lives got better with age. Women also feel more confident in their 30s and 40s, and this inner glow often attracts younger mates. There’s no denying the cougar appeal among “mature” women; TV sitcoms are based around the theme, and A-list celebrities like Jennifer Lopez are living proof that women can age like a fine wine. Incidentally, J. Lo’s strapping beau is nearly 20 years her junior. According to the poll, 36 percent of men aged 18 to 29 concur that cougars are “hot.”
With an increasing number of skin rejuvenation treatment options designed to enhance our looks rather than camouflage them, more individuals are considering anti aging skin care to help them feel and look their best. A whopping 42 percent of women and 18 percent of men said they would consider plastic surgery or other anti aging skin treatments. From dermal fillers like Radiesse and Juvederm to cosmetic injections like Botox, there’s no shortage of choices for non-invasive skin care. In fact, a little nip and tuck (or pinch from the needle) has become not only accepted, but the norm, as advances in anti aging skin care in NYC make it possible for a lunchtime makeover with impressive results.
While the Allure survey revealed that women are under more pressure to look young compared to men, it also showed that women begin to feel more comfortable in their own skin as they age, and definitely feel sexy and radiant beyond their twenties. And if and when they decide to give Mother Nature a helping hand, the skin rejuvenation treatments available continue to expand and improve.
The delicate skin on our faces is often the first to show signs of aging. Uneven skin tone, pigment irregularities, fine lines and wrinkles are all common complaints. If you’re considering anti aging skin care in NYC, Dr. Thomas Loeb offers all of the latest injectables, lasers and other skin rejuvenation treatments at his Fifth Avenue office. Whether you’re looking for a subtle change, increased volume or a complete makeover – Dr. Loeb can discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals. To schedule your private consultation, please call his office at 212-327-3700.