People seeking a caffeine fix beyond their regular coffee can now get it on a sandwich. A new product promises an energy boost in every bite of caffeinated peanut butter, encouraging people with productivity slumps to spread it on a lunchtime meal or spoon it up for a mid-afternoon snack to be more alert.
While caffeine can certainly help in the energy department, looking awake is a different matter. Even if you’ve received a good night’s sleep and are bursting with productivity, the position of your eyebrows or wrinkles under your eyes can give you a worn-down look. However, with help from someone like Dr. Derek Jones, an experienced dermatologist, Los Angeles-area patients looking to perk up their appearance can make their tired-looking outsides match their energized insides.
Any dermatologist will tell you that plenty of sleep and hydration are keys to maintaining healthy skin. Still, the effects of the sun and natural aging can make a face look drowsy. If you find that people are asking you how late you were up the night before, even if you went to bed at 8, you may want to consider the following dermatologist-recommended options:
• fractional laser, which can treat deep lines under and around the eyes to generate a refreshed appearance
• BOTOX® for eyebrow shaping, helping them to sit in a not-too-high, not-to-low position
• Ultherapy® to tighten away sagging that can make eyes look droopy and semi-closed
Be sure to consult with a certified and experienced dermatologist for any of these treatments to learn what they can and can’t do for you, as well as to discover whether there are other available procedures that may help you achieve your specific aesthetic goals.
If you need more energy, tuck yourself in at a reasonable hour, or have some caffeinated toast with you coffee if you’d like. But if you need to get your uncooperative face in line by getting it to look as energized as you feel, talk to a dermatologist. Los Angeles-area skin expert Dr. Derek Jones and his team at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills are available at 310-246-0495.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.