Learn More about What Causes Wrinkles and How To Reverse the Signs of Aging

A certain amount of wrinkles are the inevitable as people grow older, but that doesn’t mean people shouldn’t try to minimize their impact. One of the best defenses against fine lines and wrinkles is a daily beauty routine that addresses the signs of age. There are a number of proven tactics that are helpful to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

It’s important to understand the factors that cause signs of aging. This helps you wage an effective wrinkle reduction and prevention campaign. Factors that contribute to lines include:

  • Smoking – There are many good reasons to quit smoking. Wrinkles are just one of them. People who smoke are more likely to have problems with wrinkles.
  • How you sleep – Sleeping on your face is a fast way to get more wrinkles. The easiest way to avoid this trouble is to flip over and sleep on your back instead.
  • Drinking – The bad news about drinking alcohol is that the habit causes dehydration, which is always extremely bad for skin health.
  • Forgetting to Remove Makeup – Leaving caked on makeup on your face is another way to contribute to the formation of unwanted wrinkles.
  • Tanning And Sun Exposure– Skin damage caused by excessive exposure to the sun or tanning lamps is the single greatest source of wrinkles according to experts. Avoid or minimize sun damage by avoiding excessive sun exposure, wearing protective sunscreen or cosmetics that contain sunscreen, or by wearing a large hat if you’ll be outdoors for an extended period of time.

Maintain a Great Attitude to Stay Wrinkle Free

what-causes-wrinklesDon’t overlook the impact that your mind and attitude have on aging. Researchers have suggested that attitude and how you feel about aging have a lot to do with how you look. Happy people consistently look younger than their unhappy counterparts. Stress and anger cause frowning, which translates into wrinkles over time. Smiling relaxes your face, which is the exact opposite affect.

It also pays off to maintain a healthy diet. Being too thin or too heavy both potentially damage your skin. Your diet is a very big factor when it comes to aging. Fresh foods that are rich in antioxidants are a strong ally in the war against aging. Antioxidants remove the free radicals that cause damage in the human body. Fine tuning your diet is an inexpensive and effective way to slow down the aging process and help you feel great in the meantime.

The AgeLess Center offers many different treatments for wrinkled or aging skin. Call today to schedule your appointment!

Get Visibly Younger Looking Skin With a Visit to The AgeLess Center

We all want to look our best for summer, so what are you doing to get ready for seasonal outdoor living and upcoming social events?

As we get older, it becomes a little more difficult to combat the typicalYounger | Skin | Treatments signs of ageing, and add radiance and a youthful look to your skin. But it is possible. What you need to do is target fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around your mouth and eyes, and your neck and hands. If you have visible veins on your legs, these can be treated too, and you can even do something to make your eyelashes grow longer, darker and look much fuller.

The AgeLess Center has an impressive range of non-surgical services that will meet your summer needs. Make an appointment now, or just pop in for a treatment.

Non-Surgical Treatments to Help You Get Your Skin Ready for Another Summer

Whether you want to minimize crow’s feet and lines on your forehead, add a sensual appearance to your lips, or smooth out your skin, the AgeLess Center has a treatment that will meet your needs. Your options, in alphabetical order, include:

  • Belotero
  • Botox
  • Juvéderm
  • Latisse
  • Leg Veins
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Perlane
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Xeomin

Belotero

Ideal for treating minor wrinkles and scars as well as fine lines on the cheeks and under the eyes, Belotero effectively makes skin look and feel smoother and younger. A filler-type product similar to Juvéderm and Resylane, Belotero is more suitable for delicate areas of the face. It is also a good option for people with thinner skin.

AgeLess Center Belotero treatments may be carried out on their own or together with other skin treatments.

Botox

Botox is a cosmetic treatment that will minimize facial wrinkles including crow’s feet, forehead lines and the furrow that tend to appear between the eyebrows, usually from frowning.

Administered as a quick, simple non-surgical treatment, Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles that tend to cause frown lines. Introduced in 2002, Botox is a prescription medicine that is approved by the FDA, and which has been used to treat 11.8 million people since then. Results are always noticeable, and there is no recovery time.

Juvéderm

Juvéderm is one of the best treatments designed to add volume to cheeks and lips, as well as minimize various folds and wrinkles including so-called smile lines. It is also great for improving the appearance of skin under the eyes, and nasolabial folds that form from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the lips.

The treatment is in the form of a smooth gel that is made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found in the skin. The process used to apply it takes about 15 minutes and the results are immediate, with very little recovery time.

Latisse

A relatively inexpensive FDA-approved prescription treatment, Latisse works gradually over a 12 to 16 week period of time. Used to improve insufficient or inadequate eyelashes, it takes a few applications to achieve fabulous lush lashes.

Sclerotherapy for Leg Veins

Whether you have varicose veins or less obvious spider veins, sclerotherapy will close the veins and result in them gradually disappearing. It’s a simple procedure and one that causes minimal discomfort.

The success rate for this treatment is between 50 and 90 percent. If you suffer from leg veins it’s definitely worth the effort.

Microdermabrasion

A half-hour skin restoration process, microdermabrasion is often Younger Skinreferred to as the “lunch time peel.”

Your AgeLess Center therapist will use a hand-piece that uses crystals to remove dead skin cells and encourage the growth of healthy skin cells full of collagen. The result will be smoother, healthier skin that feels refreshed and rejuvenated and looks much younger.

Perlane

Like Juvéderm, the Perlane formulation is based on hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the skin, providing natural fullness and elasticity. As natural hyaluronic acid decreases in the skin as we age, folds and wrinkles inevitably form on the face. Perlane helps to form new collagen and this fills out wrinkles, particularly those from the mouth to chin.

This product is also FDA approved and produces long-lasting natural results.

Radiesse

Use to help sculpt the face and fill out wrinkles and other age-related facial depressions, Radiesse helps to stimulate the natural production of collagen in the body that we know is lost when we age. Even noses can be reshaped using Radiesse.

Results using this treatment are virtually instant and they are also long lasting.

Restylane

One of the AgeLess Center’s most popular treatments, Restylane adds volume to lips, giving them a more sensual look. It also fills in lines and wrinkles and helps to minimize ugly facial skin folds that are a natural part of aging.

Similar to Perlane, Restylane also contains hyaluronic acid, but it has smaller gel particles that help create a more instant effect. Results of just one treatment will last for about six months.

Xeomin

An excellent treatment suitable for minimizing wrinkles caused by aging, Xeomin is the newest neurotoxin approved by the FDA. Considered safe and effective, it minimizes crow’s feet and forehead frown lines and helps to keep the skin looking young and beautifully smooth.

So if you want to get a visibly younger looking skin, you know what to do! Call us now.

Stopping and Reversing Sun Damage

Gone are the carefree days of believing that sun exposure is harmless. In healthy doses, sunlight can reduce stress, boost immunity and metabolism, and help the body synthesize vitamin D. In excess, sun exposure can wreak havoc on skin, as well as the immune system. We know now that sun damage continues after you go back inside. We also know that the effort expended by the body to repair DNA damage caused by sun exposure produces harmful byproducts known as free radicals. Free radicals are the orchestrators of wrinkled and sagging skin, and a pre-cursor to more serious health problems down the road. There are two phases in sun damage treatment: prevention and reversal, and there are a multitude or products that can aid in doing both, when used in conjunction with the development of better sun habits.

Sun Damage Prevention

sun-damageWhen it comes to prevention, turn to trusty sunscreen – and new studies tell us that spray doesn’t cut it, unless you rub it in thoroughly after spraying. Always apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before sun exposure; cut it too close, and swimming and sweating will void your efforts. For the sensitive skin on your face, use a sunblock stick or a lotion, and reapply all over your body every two hours for continued coverage.

Use common sense with your sunblock. Plan your activities in direct sunlight in the morning or late afternoon; 10AM-2PM is the block of time where the sun’s rays are harshest. Wear a hat, preferably wide-brimmed, that will protect your face, shoulders, and chest. Polarized sunglasses will help reduce damage to the thin tissue of the eyelid and cornea. If you do develop moles or notice significant changes to your skin after sun exposure, consult your dermatologist as soon as possible to head off complications.

Reversing the Effects of Sun Damage

If you have already fallen victim to sun damage, there are ways to partially reverse the process. Treatments such as Juvederm or Restylane can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin over time. Your diet can also be used as a weapon against skin aging: berries, nuts, leafy greens, and—surprisingly—brewed coffee are all antioxidant-rich foods that will minimize sun damage during exposure and reverse damage long after.

It is much easier to prevent sun damage than it is to reverse it. Some people show few immediate side effects to prolonged sun exposure, but 40-50% of Americans who live to age 65 will develop some form of skin cancer according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. The Foundation also claims that almost 5 million people are treated for some form of skin cancer in the U.S. every year. Many of skin cancer’s iterations are easily treated: some, such as melanoma, are not. An estimated 10,000 people will lose their lives to melanoma this year. With some simple routine and product regimen changes, the harmful complications of excess sun exposure can be reversed or prevented altogether.