How To Combat the Signs of Age

Aging is a normal part of life and a process we all obviously go through, but did you know that your body replaces millions and millions of dead cells with new cells every day? That’s your body at work and it needs good, healthy food to feed that cell regeneration process. But sometimes we need a little more help with the outside of our skin.

Many of these aging cells are skin cells, so keeping your skin well-nourished is essential to overall health. It can be interesting and alarming to witness the physical changes that occur to our bodies as we age, especially when it comes to your hair and skin, and luckily there are a variety of anti-aging treatments and methods of prevention to slow or reverse some of the wrinkles and fine lines.

Some common anti-aging treatments

  • Botox—A botulinum toxin is injected to relax wrinkles by blocking nerve signals.
  • Creams—There are countless over-the-counter and prescription creams that claim to reduce wrinkles, but only the retinoid creams have been proven to reduce them significantly. Polypeptide creams can also be very effective in helping to combat signs of age.
  • Microdermabrasion—The uppermost layer of dead cells on the skin are removed with coarse-fine particles to encourage new skin cell growth, leaving you with rejuvenated, brighter skin.
  • Chemical peels—Often used to treat age spots, acne scars, and wrinkles, chemical peels take off the top layer of skin to encourage growth of new, smooth, even-toned skin.
  • Fillers—These injections invigorate the skin to reduce sagging and fill wrinkles.
  • Cosmetic surgery—For a more dramatic and longer lasting look, cosmetic surgery can be used to alter and tighten nearly any part of the body.

Prevention is ultimately the best way to help keep your skin youthful and healthy. Consistent exercise, restful sleep, and maintaining a healthy diet are all important for optimum skin health.

If you are interested in any of these methods to address your aging skin or other hair and nail conditions, come see our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Juan Vaillant ofOld Bridge Dermatology. Dr. Vaillant has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222and make an appointment.