September is Healthy Aging Month and we all know there are many more factors to aging than appearance alone. We don’t just want to age well physically, but mentally, socially, even financially. Although diet and exercise can play a crucial part in how we age physically, some factors, such as genetics or sun exposure can have visible effects on our skin. As we grow older, we often see our skin become rougher and start to sag due to a loss of elasticity. Over time our skin may become more transparent and wrinkles may start to form around our eyes and mouth. Some may even experience a loss of fat below the skin in the cheeks, temples, chin, nose, and eye area that may result in loosening skin, sunken eyes, and a skeletal appearance.
At Plastic Surgeons of Lexington we offer a variety of solutions to the effects aging may have on your skin. These include Botox, DOT Laser Therapy, Face Lifts, and Brow Lifts. These procedures can help reverse the hands of time and make you feel like the most beautiful version of yourself.
In the mean time, there are many steps you can take to prolong the aging process:
1. Stay out of the sun and wear SPF daily. We all know the sun can have harmful effects on skin. Avoiding the sun and sun lamps will help your skin have a more youthful appearance down the road.
2. Drink Water! Your skin, like any other organ, needs water to function properly. Drinking water will keep your skin hydrated and give it a more youthful appearance.
3. Put down the cigarettes. Smoking can make your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking also damages collagen and elastin — the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity.
4. Eat a healthy diet. You’ve heard the saying “you are what you eat.” Eating a healthy balanced diet rich in fruit, vegetables, and lean protein can give you the nutrients you need to have a healthy glow.
Plastic Surgeons of Lexington is the oldest Plastic Surgery group in Lexington, KY. Our practice is devoted to the surgical management of patients with aesthetic and reconstructive surgery needs. We specialize in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Botox, DOT Laser Therapy, NeoGraft, Skin Injections, Breast Augmentation, and Liposuction. Please call our office today at (859) 276-3883 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Michael Lynch