Aging affects everyone fortunate enough to live into their middle and senior ages. However, just because it affects everyone doesn’t mean people are willing to just accept the physical changes. Fortunately, learning about the signs helps individuals learn how to address signs of aging. The most common signs of aging will be discussed below as well as steps people can take to reverse the hands of time and maintain their youthful appearance.
Wrinkles on the Forehead
Lines and wrinkles on the forehead are one of the earliest signs of aging for many people. A non-invasive way to be rid of these lines is by using an injectable treatment option, such as Botox. Botox injections work to relax the muscles in the forehead and, as a result, minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Botox treatments are not permanent and need to be repeated about every four months.
Lines Around the Eyes
Wrinkles around the eyes, or crow’s feet, are another very common sign of aging. The best way to combat these wrinkles is to keep your diet as clean as possible, stay well hydrated, and avoid alcohol. Botox treatments can also be used to effectively treat crow’s feet.
As people age, their skin loses elasticity and will start to sag. This can be especially noticeable with eyelids, which can create unflattering shadows on the face, impede vision, or leave the individual with an angry or tired expression. A procedure called blepharoplasty can address droopy eyelids. It can be performed either traditionally or with a laser. If an individual’s vision is impeded due to the droopy eyelids, their insurance may even cover the procedure. This procedure can leave results lasting for a decade or longer.
Sun spots, pigmentation changes, and acne scars can change the appearance of one’s skin. Damage internally from free radicals can cause skin discoloration as well as external damage from the sun. Preventing external sun damage can help delay discoloration by using sunscreen regularly. Once the damage has been done a dermatologist has several options to help treat skin discoloration. Discuss your situation with a licensed dermatologist to determine what course of action is best.
Aging is inevitable, but you don’t have to accept the results lying down. Individuals have several options available to help them maintain a youthful appearance. Discuss these options with a licensed dermatologist.