What has your experience been with procedures to look and feel younger?
CK is fantastic. To be able to read (at a glance) the numbers on your cell phone/ see the first stop on your errand list with out juggling your shades off your eyes, shoving your reading glasses back on and drive at the same time is priceless! Not to mention safer for you and everyone else on the road.
In May of last year, hip resurfacing was cleared by the FDA, so it's not really being "tested" anymore; it's covered by insurance now.
Its a great feeling to do the thing/things that you love to do and are passionate about. It keeps you smiling and forever young:)
At age 49, I entered into Orthodontic treatment . Three years in braces were well worth it. the results were as expected and I am very mindful of dental health that will result in avoiding infection and of course keeping my own teeth for a very very long time.
Had a hair transplant 3 years ago at 62. The results were outstanding and transformed a bald pate with oddly spaced random tufts into a respectable looking head of hair. It is by no stretch a full head of hair and like the article says the transplant area is not as dense as normal hair, but I'd do it again in heartbeat. Density and coverage (and price) depend on how many follicles can be harvested from the donor area. Mine (1650) was about $6,500
I broke my left hip in 1966 and had it replaced in 2003, just after my 50th birthday. I have the complete implant with alumina/ceramic wear surfaces. I can only say this, if you have to have your hip replaced or resurfaced, do it! Getting rid of the pain simply makes you feel lots younger.
While I am not supposed to run more than a very short distance and only on rare occasions, I can do just about anything else. I went from not being able to walk more than a few hundred feet to being able to complete 4.2 miles in less than 90 minutes.
The article suggests that new surfaces will permit running and racquetball. If that's the case, then the only reason for not getting a replacment or resurfacing is because you want to wait for the new stuff.
It's great as long as you have the money to throw around at these procedures. I guess those of us not in the top 10% will just have to deal with getting older.
Orthodontia for adults is some of the best money you can spend. My sister was the one who needed braces the worst when I was a kid, so my parents spent the money on hers. I recently spent just under $5K on orthodontia, and it was worth every penny. If you can use Invisaligns, I highly recommend them. Less than a year to move the majority of my teeth into the correct positions, straightening all of the crooked ones, and aligning them with one another. Expect a little discomfort, esp. when changing out the trays every two to three weeks, but tylenol, and changing them right before bed at night helped a lot. I just wish I'd done it years ago. Much happier now - permanent retainers are in, and the next step is to go for whitening.
I was wondering if any one has tried botox injections and was the out come, I was in a car accident and had scar revision, and it looks better than before, but the left my forehead skin to loose and it looks so bad to me, every one say the don't notice it but come on my eyes even look saggy. Just wanted to hear anyones commet on what works for the price.....help
Traveling outside the U.S. to have different procedures is a great option. I have done it - in Colombia,South America. Highly skilled doctors, wonderful nursing care, and clean, modern hospitals, at a fraction of the price. I went through a great company called Novosens - they helped me with EVERYTHING.
I had Sculptra (and botox for crows feet) done in the summer of 2006, finished in December, my cheeks and the ridge under my eyes has filled in nicley, I get compliments about looking good all the time now, Down side I did get a few lumps, one by the side of my mouth and a little one under my left eye.... not very noticable except for me who knows every little wrinkle,etc. on this 50 year old face....lol I do like the Sculptra alot though, will do it again!
Braces DO NOT have to hurt more than your kids. As a matter of fact, the new "passive self ligating appliances" called the "Damon System" (designed by Dr. Dwight Damon) offer less pain and fewer extractions. They can do this with fewer appointments and less treatment time. I myself am a practicing orthodontist with 20 years experience and this technology is revolutionizing our profession. At the present time not all orthodontist have invested in the time and materials it takes to incorporate this into their practices. Check it out at damonbraces.com for more information.
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