Skin Aging

As the skin ages, it is normal for changes in elasticity, pigmentation, and strength to begin to appear. Although it is a completely natural and inevitable process, factors like sun exposure, hydration, and smoking determine how the layers of our skin age.

Our skin is made up of three layers of tissue:

  • Epidermis: The top layer of the skin acts as a protective barrier, making new skin cells and providing your skin with color. 
  • Dermis: The middle layer makes up most of the skin thickness. It is in charge of producing sweat, supplying blood, and growing hair.  
  • Hypodermis: The bottom layer of the skin acts as a cushion for muscles and bones, regulates body temperature, and connects the nerve tissue with other parts of the body. 

Besides natural aging, changes in these skin layers can also become accelerated due to internal and external factors. 

Internal Factors That Cause Skin Aging

There are multiple internal factors that are responsible for the development of skin aging signs, including the following:

  • Elasticity and collagen levels begin to decrease.
  • The Epidermis layer of the skin becomes thinner.
  • The number of pigment-containing cells decrease, changing the skin color. 
  • Blood vessels become more fragile with time. 
  • Less skin oil is produced, leading to a dry texture. 
  • The ability to maintain body temperature decreases. 

External Factors That Cause Skin Aging

Skin aging signs can become more noticeable due to lifestyle habits and factors, such as:

  • Sun exposure: Exposure to UV light and sunlight is responsible for most of the visible changes in the skin. 
  • Smoking: Nicotine causes an alteration of the body cells, breaking down the collagen and elastic fibers in the skin. This leads to increased sagging, folding, and skin wrinkling. 
  • Unhealthy diet: Diets high in sugar or refined carbohydrates may cause premature aging. 
  • Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption causes your skin to become dehydrated and damaged with time. 
  • Poor sleep: Low-quality sleep can significantly make your cells age faster, causing premature skin aging signs.  
  • Stress: When the brain pumps out stress hormones (cortisol), it causes hyaluronan synthase and collagen production to become blocked. 

Preventing Premature Skin Aging

You can take multiple preventative measures to ensure your skin truly reflects your health and glow inside out. Some of them include the following:

  • Avoid sunburns and use quality sunscreen at all times, even while indoors or during winter. 
  • Wear protective clothing and a hat when performing outdoor activities. 
  • Make sure to stay hydrated at all times to promote elasticity. 
  • Eat a balanced and nutritious diet.
  • Keep a balanced, constant sleep schedule. 
  • Constantly reapply your moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. 

Anti-Aging Treatments

At PhySlim, we understand that growing old is a privilege and that each new skin mark should be celebrated as it shows proof of our life experiences. However, if premature aging signs have become bothersome, treatments are available to reverse them. 

Our physicians offer a wide range of procedures that help counter the effects of aging, such as the application of Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®:

  • Botox®: This injectable is made from botulinum toxin that helps reduce wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles in problem areas like the forehead, eyelids, and lips.
  • Dysport®: This is an FDA-approved anti-aging treatment that temporarily weakens or paralyzes key face muscles to minimize or reverse wrinkle formation. 
  • Xeomin®: This highly purified botulinum toxin injectable is designed to smooth out facial lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the targeted muscles, offering a rejuvenated appearance.

Anti-Aging Facial Procedures in Georgia and Florida

Our medically assisted solutions for fine lines and wrinkles at PhySlim will help you become the best version of yourself. We provide a wide range of procedures that help counter the effects of aging, such as the application of Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®.

To schedule your consultation with our team, book an appointment online or contact any of our locations in Newnan North, Newnan South, and Tallahassee.

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