French Secrets to Ageing Gracefully

If she has a certain “Je ne sais quoi”, she’s more than likely had some work done.

Throughout time, people have always looked to the French when it comes to beauty and fashion inspiration. No matter the occasion, Parisian women have the skill of looking effortlessly beautiful. What’s their secret?

The fact of the matter is, French women, do in fact get cosmetic surgery. Just, not as much as countries like the United States and Japan. Typically, the French are more conservative when it comes to surgery; they don’t want people to know what exactly they have done, just that they look really good.

According to French doctor Deborah Obadia, “They want an ‘improvement’ so natural, not even their husbands know what they’ve done.”

Procedures to give you natural-looking results

So, how do you create that signature ‘natural look’? It all comes down to balance and leading French doctors agree the secret to looking like you’ve done nothing is to do a little bit of everything. If you aspire to age gracefully like French icon Sophie Marceau, ICCM offers a range of treatments that can help you achieve a beautiful, natural result.

Fraxel Laser

The Australian sun can be very harsh on your complexion. The Fraxel DUAL can help improve the tone and texture of your skin and reverse the effects of sun damage and ageing. This treatment is particularly popular amongst patients who want to look younger, without any dramatic changes; perfect for creating a chic appearance.

Dermapen Skin Needling

One of the latest micro-needling devices, the Dermapen 3 aims to improve your complexion and restore a youthful glow. The treatment works by activating the body’s wound-repairing mechanisms which stimulated the production of new cells, smoothing the skin’s surface and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

LED Light Therapy

This natural, non-invasive procedure helps to reduce visible signs of skin ageing through the use of LED light energy. LED Light Therapy works by emitting narrow bands of light-emitting diodes to target skin cells and boosts your body’s cell and moisture renewal processes to plump the skin naturally.

Facial Fat Transfer

Rather than injecting an unnatural substance into your body, a fat transfer procedure harvests fat from another area of the body (like your love handles, thighs or stomach) to restore volume in areas of the face that have begun to look hollow. Our doctors were amongst some of the first to adopt this procedure and have since perfected their technique to ensure fantastic results.

MACS Facelift

At ICCM, our doctors’ vast experience allows them to deliver a natural facelift result that is virtually undetectable as cosmetic surgery. Your doctor will consider your facial proportion, symmetry and harmony and tailor your treatment plan to restore your facial features, rather than alter them.

Thread Lift

If a MACS Facelift is not quite for you, a thread lift is a good alternative. Unlike a traditional facelift, a thread lift is a very delicate procedure that gently lifts sagging skin to return your natural contours.

Age gracefully with the help of ICCM

Let’s face the facts, everyone needs a little help when it comes to ageing gracefully (even a beautiful French woman). However, when considering cosmetic procedures, it can be difficult to find a balance, so you do not end up looking ‘over-done’. At ICCM, we will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan to create a conservative, natural-looking result. Get in contact with our team to book your consultation.

About The Author - Dr Tony Prochazka

MBBS, FFMACCS/Cosmetic Doctor Dr Tony was the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, and a former vice-president of the Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia. He is a regular presenter and teacher at international conferences, with invitations to meetings in Australia, China, New Zealand and South America.Read More