Allure Magazine may not be the most scientific of publications, but when it comes to beauty, it knows its stuff. That’s why its recent survey about aging and good looks is getting quite a bit of attention. The magazine polled 2,000 people from across the U.S. on the topic. Let’s take a look at some of findings.
What a woman wants
Not surprisingly, the study found that aging is harder for women than men. This was demonstrated in two different ways – first, when respondents were asked what words they associated with gray hair, the No. 1 answer was “old” when talking about women. When the same question was asked about men with gray hair, the top answer was “distinguished.”
Furthermore, when asked which sex had more pressure to look young, 91 percent of female respondents and 84 percent of male respondents agreed women had it harder. Additionally, while only 34 percent of men indicated they’re concerned about the physical signs of aging, a full 56 percent of female participants said they were worried about wrinkles and graying hair.
Doing something about it
The study also found that women are more likely to seek out the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon to deal with their aging woes. Around 42 percent of female respondents said they’d consider plastic surgery or anti-aging injections like Botox soft tissue fillers. Only 18 percent of men said the same.
The good news
Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Med Spa offer many of the following spa services that help fight the signs of aging:

Laser Fotofacials
Targets and treats unwanted discolorations, pigmentation, broken capillaries, age spots and sun damage. Also lessens the appearance of rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles. A series of 4-6 is recommended.  This treatment is good for full face, face and neck, decollete, hands and arms.
Laser Skin Tightening
Near infrared technology is used to penetrate deep heat to the deepest layers of tissue. This stimulates collagen production and tightens lax skin. Nearly any patient seeking fuller, tighter skin can benefit from laser skin tightening as a safe, noninvasive and effective procedure. The laser skin tightening procedure can be fully customized to help each patient receive the best possible results, depending on the skin condition, size and location of the targeted area and the strength of the laser exposure. Treatments should be performed once every two weeks for a total of 6, followed by quarterly maintenance.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
One of the most popular anti-aging procedures that improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and various other texture concerns. Minimal downtime is expected.
Laser 360
Laser360™ is a skin treatment for anyone who would like to revitalize their look without invasive procedures or injections. You no longer have to accept fine lines and wrinkles or skin discoloration as an inevitable part of the aging process.
Laser Skin Tightning – What You Can Expect
Using 3 cutting-edge technologies, Laser360 is a non-invasive, comfortable procedure that provides lasting results in just 60 days through a series of office visits. These skin tightening treatments are safe, comfortable and effective without surgery or down time. It can be used on any skin type, and you are free to return to normal activities immediately after each session. The treated area will gradually rejuvenate over the course of your customized treatment plan.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bishara & The Paragon Med Spa, please contact our office directly. For more information about our services, or any other questions or comments, please call (817) 473-2120.