Time definitely doesn’t play favorites when it comes to the age of our skin. Each of us eventually has to confront the loss of collagen and elasticity that comes with getting older — losses that inevitably contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
But are some people more susceptible than others? What role do our genes play in the look of our skin?
The answer may surprise you.
The Role Genes Play
The genetic predisposition you have to skin aging is called intrinsic aging, and some research has found that the rate at which our skin intrinsically develops wrinkles and sagging is determined by our family tree. In some cases, the health and longevity of our skin’s DNA is determined by what we inherit from our first-degree relatives (especially mom).
The Role You Play
Despite this, however, the latest research has begun to show that your own daily habits and skin hygiene also play a role in how quickly and intensely you develop fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs associated with skin aging. Some studies report that up 40% of the factors that contribute to skin aging have nothing to do with our genetic history.
Habits such as smoking, indoor and outdoor tanning, poor diet choices, over-consumption of alcohol, lack of exercise and good sleep, and mismanagement of stress can all lead to earlier skin aging.
Luckily, these are all factors you can control, and Kalos can help.
The Role Kalos Can Play
If you’re looking for a long-lasting professional anti-aging solution, call and schedule your initial consultation with Kalos. We offer both surgical and non-surgical options that fight all the signs of aging, and we can cater your procedure or treatment to meet your skin’s unique needs.
Give us a call today!
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665