There is another side to the anti-aging coin, one that does not focus on positive changes in our diet and lifestyle. Instead there is a somewhat alarming trend of both women and men, driven to start serious (and often very costly) surgical procedures at a younger and younger age. New fillers designed to plump up facial lines are being rushed to market and intensively advertised. Moreover, the use of neurotoxins (neuro-nerve—toxin—poison) that paralyze muscles to smooth out wrinkles and expression lines, is also rampant.
When we lose muscle mass and tone, we lose the youthful contours of our face and body. We know that the ultimate weak muscle is one that is paralyzed, leading one to conclude that paralyzing the muscles in the face may not be the best strategy for achieving a youthful look during the ensuing years. While these products offer the quick fix, what will be the long-term result? I believe that there will always be a place for a wide variety of procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, but I do not believe that the future of youthful looking skin lies in an acceleration of invasive treatments, injectible fillers, neurotoxins or radical surgery.
Regular appointments using visible non laser light in conjunction with the rejuvenation of facial muscles via the use of pulsed electric current to the face are in great demand as these procedures actually re-educate our facial muscles, while improving both the tone and texture of the skin. The process diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles and produces a natural lift without the use of surgery or other invasive methods. These non-invasive procedures keep the face youthful, wrinkle and sagging free without the artificial look of surgical procedures.
The therapeutic LED light treatments in conjunction with the strengthening of muscles in the face, neck and eye area through electric current can achieve a youthfully contoured and lifted look to the face that is both natural and attractive. I firmly believe that strengthening the muscles to produce more youthful contours as opposed to paralyzing them, is the wave of the future.
If you want to look and feel as young as you possibly can for as long as you possibly can, you need to begin with the quality of the food you eat and end with the quality of the products you put on your skin.
As a dermatologist, I have always been fascinated with topicals— especially topical treatments with anti-inflammatory properties as these have the greatest efficacy. However it is important to remember that your diet is vitally important to the health and beauty of your skin. Eat fish, fresh fruit and veggies, drink water and avoid sugary and starchy foods for a visible nutritional face lift.
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