Aging Gracefully and The Age of Adaline

At Prime Medical Spa our clients seek our help to reverse the visible proof of the march of time across their face.  Clients spend thousands of dollars on laser treatments, botox, fillers and products to look younger and stop the clock.  I watched the movie The Age of Adaline over Memorial Day weekend, and it got me to thinking about aging.  If you’re not familiar with the movie, the main character, Adaline, through some freak accident, stops aging at 29 years old.  That would seem to be a dream come true, but as the movie shows, there is a huge downside when it comes to relationships.  I don’t want to give the movie away, but I ask you this question.  If you could stop the clock at any age, what age would that be and would you choose to do so?

I’m fast approaching 50 years old, and I’m making it a choice to be okay with that fact and be thankful for that opportunity.  Not everyone gets to grow old.  “Aging gracefully” is often used as a euphemism to mean, “Looking old, but embracing it” or “Showing signs of aging, but still powering forward with life.”  In this day and age though, I don’t think aging gracefully has to mean you have to wear your wrinkles with pride and just accept it.  Instead, I think it’s okay to take steps to make your outside appearance match the way you feel on the inside. If that means laser treatments, botox, fillers, or even a facelift then go for it! If you feel energetic and youthful internally, then it makes sense to want to look as great as you feel.  But to stop the clock at age 29 or whatever that perfect number is when you looked at felt your best?  No thank you.  I’ll just take care of myself both inside and out so that I can fully enjoy all the years given to me and look pretty darned good doing so!

Here’s to aging gracefully,

Tami

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