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60 is the new 40: Cosmetic procedures for boomers and beyond are on the rise

60 is the new 40: Cosmetic procedures for boomers and beyond are on the rise

If age is said to be a state of mind, then why not match your look on the outside to the way you feel on the inside?

For Lela Covey, 61, who lives near Wheeling, W.Va., that meant treating herself to the occasional skin peel and fillers. A Las Vegas native, she's a former fashion model who graced the runways of Chanel and Dior and the pages of Vogue in her day.

"I've always been interested in health and beauty and fitness. All of those things are intertwined," she says. "It's important that you work on all those aspects of your health. That's the revolution that's taking place."

That philosophy along with personal tales from friends motivated her...

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