Let’s face it: Most of us wouldn’t mind looking like we did five or 10 years ago. Here are some options that can help match your outward appearance with the energy and youthfulness you feel.

When used consistently, quality skin health products can prevent future signs of aging and also correct previous damage caused by the elements.

The reality is that you cannot purchase medical grade ingredients over the counter. A licensed medical esthetician can guide you to a skin care regimen that will help you achieve results worth investing in.

Your skin is yours for life. Give it the attention it deserves.

There are several rejuvenating medical spa services that can make a big difference with little to no downtime. The HydraFacial exfoliates, hydrates and clears your pores, leading to collagen production and soft, glowing skin.

Dermaplaning is another form of exfoliation with the added benefit of hair removal. It’s more gentle than waxing and frees your face of “peach fuzz.”

Chemical peels come in all strengths and work by shedding damaged skin cells, revealing the fresh, healthy skin underneath with fewer brown spots. You can even grow your lashes longer, fuller and darker in just weeks with a nightly application of Latisse.

You’ve probably heard that the eyes are the window to the soul. Your eyes are a prominent feature, and when gravity begins to affect this area of your face, it can make you look older than you feel.

An upper and-or lower eyelid lift can remove not only excess skin and fat, but also years off your age.

Your lips can also say a lot about your age. As we age, the distance between our nose and upper lip increases and the pink portion rolls inward.

A lip lift is an easy, in-office procedure done under local anesthesia where some of the extra skin is removed in the shadow under the nose. Changing the area above the lips can give you a fuller-looking mouth. The result is a more youthful and happy smile.

With summer right around the corner, it might also be time to start thinking about some procedures that can help tighten and tone the body.

Many women dread wearing tank tops due to sagging skin underneath their arms, but you can wave goodbye to that loose, embarrassing skin for good with an arm lift.

There are also options to tweak and sculpt the tummy, breasts, and even your legs.

If you live an active and healthy lifestyle, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to look on the outside just as good as you feel on the inside.

Want to learn more?

Dr. Klenke will be offering a free seminar “60 is the new 40: Look your best at any age” throughout the Lowcountry in April, in which she will discuss several age-defying cosmetic strategies – both surgical and non-surgical.

For more information about the seminar and a full schedule of dates and locations, visit www.PinnaclePlasticSurgeryMD.com or call 815-6699.

Dr. Audrey Klenke, the area’s only female plastic surgeon, is the owner of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery. She is a member of the medical staff at both Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital.