Rocking Your Age: Why Modern Grandmas Ride Harleys and Don’t Have to Look Their Age Anymore

The Baby Boomers have begun to reach retirement age, and they’re not slowing down; they’re living longer and enjoying better quality of life than any mature mother and young daughtergeneration before them. The modern grandma might still bake cookies and sew quilts, but she also jogs, goes rock climbing and keeps up an active lifestyle that might exhaust someone half her age. Of course, she also has a few secret weapons that help keep her looking as fabulous as she feels… all without surgery. (Who has the time?)

Grandmas no longer need to put up with grey hair, wrinkles or a double chin that can make even a slender woman look heavier or older than she really is. Unfortunately, diet and exercise aren’t consistently effecting at reducing a double chin. Fortunately, though, there are several options available to get Grandma that sleek look she desires. Kybella is an FDA-approved procedure that injects deoxycholic acid under the chin for contouring and permanent removal of unwanted fat. Patients usually notice a definite improvement even after a single “chin shot” — though most require two or three treatments to achieve their best results. There’s also the Coolmini, which was recently approved to freeze fat the under chin area.  Both these procedures can help slim the neck area.

A double chin may not even be caused by fat at all, but by age or heredity, causing the skin of the neck to lose elasticity and become slack. Dr. Flaharty uses INFINI skin tightening to send radiofrequency energy into the deeper layers of skin beneath the surface, tightening skin and stimulating the production of new collagen.  The result is a tighter neck.

Cosmetic products like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are also a part of many grandmas’ secret of youth; these products erase lines and wrinkles and combined with dermal fillers they help to maintaining natural-looking fullness and smoothness of facial features.

And of course, every glam grandma takes her skincare seriously. Dr. Flaharty and the Azul team are specially qualified to administer medical-grade skin treatments and products that a beauty spa cannot offer, providing a choice of a European-style  Signature Facial,  a HydraFacial for thirsty skin and a rejuvenating Infusion Facial  that leaves skin visibly tighter and brighter. Telltale lines and other signs of aging are minimized with regular medical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning. Dr. Flaharty always offers a free initial consultation to go over your health and medical history, as well as to assess which procedure(s) will best help you create the appearance you want. Patients with certain skin conditions, for instance, might not be candidates for a chemical peel, but may benefit greatly from intense pulsed light treatments. Goodbye redness and dark spots, hello bright, even-toned skin!

And why should Grandma stop at her face, when she puts so much work into keeping her body as young as her mind? EXILIS body contouring and CoolSculpting use targeted cooling energy to eliminate those last stubborn deposits of fat on the thighs, abdomen and back. There is minimal discomfort and no downtime, which means that Grandma can get back on her Harley as soon as she leaves after treatment. She’s got places to go, things to accomplish and no time for feeling old.

Even if you don’t have a Harley (yet), you can still contact Azul to schedule your free consultation. It might be your first step toward joining the club of gorgeous grandmas who are leaving aging behind in the dust.


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