By: Annelise Vintila
I remember my late grandmother’s appearance very vividly; grey curly hair, soft brown eyes, short stature and distinct varicose veins on her legs. I asked her about them multiple times as a curious child and she always told me that she’s had them since her 40s and that as a teacher, she was always on her feet causing the varicose veins to be sore. My mother is starting to get them also and I will undoubtedly be growing into mine as they are hereditary, but with modern technology I am not as scared of them as when I was a child. There’s this stigma about growing old I’m trying to shake because a lot of people don’t have the privilege of getting older, and instead of denying the obvious fact I’m getting older I am learning to embrace my body just the way it is.
I am 27 years old and I am in my prime age with no body aches, no wrinkles and nothing sagging but I also know that a young body doesn’t last forever if you are planning to have an exciting life. Esthetics institutes are constantly evolving, constantly expanding on their current medical esthetics programs to keep up with the modern times. Medical esthetics no longer only deal with the surface of a person’s appearance such as makeup applications, nail treatments and waxing. Medical esthetics have advanced into inner body healing such as microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, body contouring and treatments of varicose veins. Getting older used to paralyze me mentally because I only focused on the negative aspects, and I didn’t realize a lot of my problems could be resolved with the expertise of a professional in the medical esthetics field.
There’s a lot that medical esthetics can offer
It’s really easy to get wrapped up in the idea that the older you get, the better you were and that is not true. The older you get, the more wiser and open-minded (most of the time) you become. Yes, your body is not going to serve you the same as when you were 20 years old then you were 80 but that is inevitable; you can’t control time, but you can control what you do in that time. My grandmother might not have had a modern medical esthetics school in which she could’ve treated her varicose veins and other insecurities she had about herself, but her demeanor always remained kind and patient. I live in a society where I can correct a lot of my outer insecurities if I choose to as I grow older; currently I am dying my hair to get rid of my greys and in a couple of years I might look at botox injections. It’s comforting that I have a choice in altering my looks to feel better about myself and I will be continue to focus on the positive aspects that make me feel better about growing older.
It’s important to feel confident as you grow older
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