WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2013) - Dr. Mark Richards and his Washington, DC plastic surgery practice report that cosmetic enhancements among patients over the age of 50 are a popular course of action for restoring youth and vibrancy to one's life. According to Dr. Richards, aesthetic procedures such as eyelid surgery and facelifts, as well as an innovative treatment called bio-identical hormone therapy, have dramatically improved his patients' ability to actively enjoy this stage of life. Through proper education and a treatment plan customized to their needs, Dr. Richards guides patients in their fifties to the most effective procedures and the most natural results.
With over fifty percent of patients at his practice in the 50 and over age demographic, Dr. Richards has tailored a wide variety of his procedures to better treat common concerns for people in this age group:
"Frequent complaints from patients include a dissatisfaction with loose or saggy skin on their face or body, the appearance of deep frown lines and wrinkles, and a feeling of tiredness and listlessness when they look in the mirror. Thankfully, advancements in plastic surgery and bio-identical hormone therapy have allowed patients to address each of these concerns through targeted, individualized treatment plans."
Dr. Richards recommends a number of surgical and nonsurgical enhancements to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and tighten skin on the face and body including:
- Cheek Lift
- Eyelid Surgery
- Breast Lift
- Tummy tuck
- Neck Lift
- Arm Lift
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
By combining several minimally invasive procedures, he believes patients can attain a low-cost solution for rejuvenating their appearance; however, surgical treatments still provide the most effective, long-lasting results available.
As gravity and the natural aging process begin to take a toll on the body, Dr. Richards notes that many patients also notice a slowing down of their normal body functions and a decrease in energy, sexual desire or function, mental focus, and normal sleep habits. Attributed to hormonal deficiency, he adds the symptoms can be alleviated through an advanced hormone replacement time released subcutaneous pellet therapy regimen:
"Easy to insert pellets performed by a qualified physician can help deliver youthful hormones directly into the bloodstream and dramatically improve one's overall body function."
Dr. Richards urges anyone considering cosmetic enhancement or bio-identical hormone therapy to consult with a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon before undergoing treatment. He says taking the time to really research a doctor's practice can ensure patients receive the highest quality treatment and the safest, most effective outcome.
About Mark E. Richards, MD
A graduate of Yale University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Mark Richards is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of several professional organizations and has dedicated numerous hours to his continued education through advanced plastic surgery courses. Dr. Richards has been recognized in the Consumer's Research Council's Guide to America's Top Surgeons, and he has published numerous articles in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. He is available for interview upon request.