How to Reduce the Signs of Aging

In a perfect world all of us would prefer to stay forever young. While we don’t mind the occasional smile lines proving that we have lived a life full of positive memories, the absence of gravity’s undeniable pull and stubborn fat cells would be a welcomed gesture. Luckily, thanks to medical technology and a well-informed team of doctors, we have a few suggestions that can help you reduce the signs of aging.

IPL Treatments

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are amazing at reducing, and practically halting, signs of aging. Designed to treat brown and red spots that often occur on aging skin, the combination of IPL and lasers even out irregular skin tones, effectively taking years off your face. Being aware of how much sun exposure your skin is getting, combined with IPL, will drastically slow down the aging process.

Fillers

Two of the most prominent places that show aging are the parentheses (lines in your cheeks) and lines around your mouth. By using fillers to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you can achieve long-lasting results that will provide a natural, youthful look.

Sleep

Getting plenty of rest is an incredibly important way to maintain healthy looking skin and look younger. Try and get at least 8 hours of sleep a night in order to wake up feeling refreshed and to give your body enough time to do any healing it may need while you are at rest. A lack of sleep can cause dark circles and a worn appearance, neither of which will help you look any younger.

Avoid the Sun and Tanning Beds

Sun damage is the number one culprit when it comes to aging. In order to keep yourself from looking older than you are, steer clear of direct exposure to the sun by always wearing a full-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or above and avoid the UV rays of tanning beds. The damage caused by the sun and tanning beds is irreversible and can lead to skin cancer.

Minimize Repetitive Skin Movements

Known as dynamic wrinkling, the repetitive motions that we put our skin through on a daily basis can hasten the aging process. Become aware of your facial expressions, such as furrowing of the brow, raising your eyebrows or excessive frowning, in order to limit dynamic wrinkling. Also, the help of Botox can aid in the reduction of these movements.

With some common sense changes to your daily skin care routine or taking advantage of anti aging cosmetic procedures, you can easily maintain your youthful appearance.

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Lawrence Osman, MD

Lawrence Osman, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and liposuction surgeon in Los Angeles specializing in minimally invasive techniques such as liposuction using local anesthesia. He has offices in the Los Angeles area in both Northridge and Calabasas.   Visit www.drosman.com to learn more.

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