To Age or Not to Age

There are several important truths about aging.  Namely, that it is both universal and inevitable.  While aging cannot be avoided, scientific progression in the arena of aesthetic and “anti-aging” medicine has enabled people to physically delay this natural process by (sometimes) decades through usage of products and supplements, and treatments such as surgery, lasers, and facial injectables.

Science has proven that free radical damage breaks down cells, and that antioxidants help prevent free radical damage.  Thus, anti aging proponents believe that antioxidants used in skin care and taken in the form of supplements are a useful tool in combating the aging process.  The molecular structure of antioxidants is such that they have a stabilizing effect when in the presence of free radical molecules.  Skin care products that contain potent antioxidants (such as various forms of Vitamin A, C and E) are able to combat free radical damage that happens throughout the day when skin cells are exposed to UV, pollution and second-hand smoke.

In terms of reversing the physical signs of aging, many aesthetic options exist.  Cosmetic surgery normally gives the greatest result as it has the ability to lift and tighten lax skin to make the patient appear years younger.  A facelift surgery can literally take decades off in the best circumstance.  Younger patients who seek to maintain youthful skin or achieve a modest “anti aging” effect may opt to have laser treatments performed, such as fractional laser resurfacing, which is geared to minimize fine lines and textural imperfections and boost collagen.  Injectable facial “fillers” and neurotoxins are also widely used in anti aging medicine.  Products such as Juvederm and Voluma work to “fill” deep folds (like nasolabial folds or “smile lines”) and restore volume.  Neurotoxins such as Botox work to soften muscle movement, so expression lines are minimized.

Depending on the age and aging stage of the particular patient, certain anti aging aesthetic options may be more successful than others.  If you are interested in learning more about products and procedures that are designed to slow or reverse aging, consult with the experts at Kalos today.  While aging is universal and inevitable, treatments do exist that help to fight the physical signs of this natural process.

Post Provided by Bonny Domoto, L.E.

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  • Double Board Certified, Fellowship Trained
  • Dr. Stong has successfully completed OVER 100 facelifts in his career
  • He performs OVER 40 Rhinoplasties per year
  • Dr. Stong completes OVER 30 Mohs skin cancer reconstructions a month