Cortisol is a hormone that is released in greater amounts when a person is feeling stressed. Unfortunately, this chemical process may cause collagen and elastin to break down in the skin. The result is wrinkles forming that can lead to the appearance of premature aging.
Another issue that has been observed in clinical studies is the effect of stress on general well-being – and how that relates to the skin. Inflammation compromises the ability for natural repair processes to effectively replace cells. The skin often experiences the brunt of this process by aging faster than the average rate, thanks to UV rays from the sun.
Insulin resistance is associated with high stress levels which, in turn, results in higher blood sugar. The process known as glycation then occurs at an accelerated rate, compromising skin elasticity. This may contribute to the onset of wrinkles that start appearing earlier in age.
Other Stress Factors
Besides the biological processes from stress that can play a role in the formation of wrinkles, there are other factors to consider. If you are feeling depressed, anxious or suffering from a mental health condition, symptoms can have an effect. Lack of sleep, mood swings and even the facial expressions that you make can exacerbate wrinkles.
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Options for Wrinkles
At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer a comprehensive consultation to determine the cause of your wrinkles and the most appropriate treatment options. Benjamin C. Stong, MD will seek to take a conservative approach with minimally invasive procedures. Facial fillers, Botox® and other injectables may offer a path to achieving your rejuvenation goals.
Other procedures including face lift, neck lift, cheek implants and chin implants may offer a longer lasting solution. The team at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery is committed to creating treatment plans that smooth out wrinkles, giving you skin that is young in appearance and smooth to the touch.
When you are already feeling stressed, aging facial features can further damage your confidence. Trust in the compassion and skills of Dr. Benjamin C. Stong to turn back the tides of aging in Atlanta, GA.
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