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Why 60 Is the New 40

Jacky Gale | October 29, 2018 | Posted in Skin Care

middle age woman smiling

When you were a child, you might have thought that adults automatically think and feel differently, and that the older you got, the older you felt. Now that you’re 60 years old or approaching this milestone, you’ve realized that this simply isn’t true. Yes, the joints get a little creaky and you probably aren’t going out to a nightclub every Friday night, but chances are, you certainly don’t feel like you’re 60. The truth is, there’s no magical age at which you suddenly feel like an older adult. It’s different for everyone, and the better you take care of yourself, the younger you’ll feel later in life. So is 60 really the new 40? That’s up to you, but the odds are stacked in your favor.

Life expectancy is increasing

It’s no secret that life expectancy has increased. In the 17th century, the average life expectancy for an English citizen was about 35 years, due to high infant and child mortality. And in 17th century New England, nearly half of all people born didn’t live long enough to become adults, much less older adults. Hundreds of years ago, someone who lived long enough to see their 60th birthday would be considered a very old person.

But today, 60 years can be considered middle age. In fact, researchers from Stony Brook University recently published a study in the scientific journal PLOS One entitled “Faster Increases in Human Life Expectancy Could Lead to Slower Population Aging.” Their study indicates that as life expectancy rises, the aging of an entire population slows because the concept of “old age” is redefined.

There are more options than ever for looking as young as you feel

Another reason why 60 is the new 40 is that cosmetic treatments keep getting better with each passing year. Remember when Botox was first used cosmetically to treat wrinkles? Back in 2002, it was considered a major innovation. Now, in addition to Botox, women and men can choose from a wide spectrum of dermal fillers. These skin treatments fill in the lines and wrinkles to preserve a youthful appearance.

Another option for looking as young as you feel is Ultherapy, an innovative breakthrough technology that uses sound waves to lift and tighten loose skin. It’s been FDA-approved to treat loose skin on the neck, chin, and brow, and to improve the appearance of wrinkles on the décolletage. Plus, it’s completely noninvasive, and there’s no downtime required!

Explore your cosmetic procedure options in Manhattan, NYC

Dr. Thomas Loeb is a world-renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in anti-aging procedures. You can schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Loeb to discuss your aesthetic concerns and preferences, and find out which facial surgery options are right for you. Dr. Loeb is a trusted provider of both plastic surgery and minimally non-invasive procedures, including Botox, dermal fillers, liposuction, Ultherapy, and laser skin resurfacing, among many others.

Are you curious to discover how you can look as young as you feel, no matter what the calendar says? Call Dr. Loeb’s Fifth Avenue office in Manhattan, NYC today.

Additional resources for looking fabulous at any age

  1. VeryWell Health, The Remarkable Story of Botox,
  2. PLOS One, Faster Increases in Human Life Expectancy Could Lead to Slower Population Aging,
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