ROLE REVERSAL OR JUST AN EARLY MOTHER’S DAY?
New York, NY: A few weeks ago, I treated three Baby-boomer moms. What made that day unique was that each was brought in by their daughter for facial rejuvenation. One was the mother of a beautiful teen on whom I did a rhinoplasty and had a fabulous result. The second daughter had prior Botox and the third just found me through “sources” and dragged her mother in for a fix-me-up. Each of these mothers is vibrant ladies in their 50’s and were there for their daughters, now it was the daughters who were telling the moms what they needed.
Each mom had office facial rejuvenation with Botox, fillers and skin care. Botox was used to soften their frown lines, reduce crow’s feet, reduce downturned corners of the mouth; and in one mother smooth the forehead. By individualizing treatment and using only the necessary amount of Botox, each looked smoother yet retained facial expression.
Next, they had Juvederm to restore youthful cheeks. As we age, one of the first things to go is mid-face fat. Nasolabial folds aren’t so obvious in a young adult but become much more visible when the mid-face gets hollow. When I used to just fill nasolabial folds, patients were happy but not ecstatic. Restoring youthful “apple” cheeks give what I call the “wow factor,” each looked in the mirror after only one cc per side (cheek, nasolabial fold and marionette line) and said exactly that: “wow, this is how I used to look” and could now compare themselves to their daughters. One of the mothers also had Restylane to her tear troughs to camouflage the appearance of lower eyelid bags.
Lastly, each was put on a skin care regimen designed for their face. The core for each of their product selections was TNS, a great skin rejuvenation product that I even use myself on a daily basis. So, mother’s watch out, your daughters are watching out for you too! Steven J. Pearlman, MD, FACS