Getting older is ultimately a positive experience, making us wiser, more knowledgeable and confident in the person we have become. However, the appearance of our skin may not have such an optimistic outcome.
Wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging can make us feel older then we feel, leaving us to become increasingly self-conscious about our outward appearance. We purchase creams and ointments to combat these signs of aging but are often left down by their lofty claims only to feel helpless as our youth begins to slip away.
It is easy to just stand idle and do nothing, but you are not the type to go down without a fight! Be proactive and fight the signs of aging! Learning to detect the signs of aging and your options can help preserve your youthful appearance for years to come.
The Effect of Time on your Skin
Understanding the reasons behind the aging process is the first step to reducing its effects. In our youth, our skin is taut, radiant, and is fuller in appearance. This is attributed to the levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid found within our skin cells. These two compounds are the building blocks to healthy, plump looking skin, but sadly begin to dissipate with age leaving behind fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
Lifestyle and environmental factors also play a role. Excessive sun exposure, poor diets, stress, smoking, and even your sleep position can all lead to premature wrinkles. These outside factors damage skin cells leaving behind an overall dull looking appearance and fine lines. While most of these are within our control, there is so much that one can do when battling against the signs of aging.
Fortunately, there are more aggressive methods to combat the signs of aging that are both safe and minimally invasive.
Anti-Aging Cosmetic Procedures
Chemical Peel: A cosmetic procedure that can address a wide range of skin concerns, from acne scars, age spots, and discoloration, to fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on your desired level of skin restoration, varying formations of chemical peels may be utilized to improve the overall appearance of your skin. Once the chemical formation is applied to the skin, most people experience a burning or stinging sensation as old skin cells being to peel off revealing new and healthy skin below. Depending on the strength of the chemical peel, the peeling process may continue over a period of 7 to 14 days as your skin beings the healing process. It is advised to avoid direct sunlight exposure for a couple of months after receiving a chemical peel as the newly exposed skin will be sensitive.
Dermal Fillers: An immediate solution achieving a fuller looking facial appearance and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers can make your skin appear smoother and more radiant. Available in several different formulations, dermal fillers can restore the skin’s levels of collagen or hyaluronic acid to help soften deep creases, recontour your facial features, or even increase lip volume. Once injected into the skin effects can last several months before needing to be administered once again.
Botox: Derived from the organism, Clostridium botulinum, Botox is a powerful neurotoxin that can reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles by paralyzing the underlying muscles. While technically a deadly poison, Botox has proven to have immense therapeutic potential when used in extremely small concentrations. Botox is not only useful cosmetically but also for the treatment of several debilitating medical conditions. Due to its toxic nature, it is advised to only receive Botox injections from a trained medical professional. The effect of Botox for cosmetic purposes may last from 3 to 4 months before needing reapplication.
Attack the Effects of Aging Early
Identifying the early signs of aging and taking the steps to reverse them can make all the difference when preserving your youth. Starting during your younger years can have its benefits, as it is always better to prevent the signs of aging rather than correcting them later down the line.
Choosing the right cosmetic surgeon to guide you in your journey to retain or recapture your youth is the most important decision you can make. Dr. Maher Anous has dedicated his career to helping his patients reach their cosmetic goals and achieve true aesthetic satisfaction.
Schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Anous today in the Beverly Hills, CA area at (310) 734-7495, and regain your youthful appearance today!