Every day of our lives, we are aging. But just because we are growing in age doesn’t mean our body has to look tired and old. There are several ways you can extend your youthful appearance. We here at Dr. Chernoff’s office have put together a list of five tips to help you slow down the aging process.
Have a Healthy Diet
One of the most effective ways to maintain your youth is an obvious one: eating well. This doesn’t mean you have to go on the latest diet or refrain from eating chocolate forever. Rather, you should have a well-balanced diet that supplies you with a range of important nutrients. Healthy diets can extend your life by preventing diseases and illnesses and supporting your bodily functions. Eating well can also help slow down the aging process on your appearance.
Proteins are the key building blocks of your skin, so they are vital to keeping your skin looking fresh, vibrant and youthful. Another great nutrient, essential fatty acids nourish your skin and fight off wrinkles. You can get both fatty acids and protein from fish. And don’t worry about kicking chocolate out of your diet. Cocoa has proven to increase blood flow to give you a healthy glow and keep your skin smooth. Of course, you’ll want to eat chocolate with at least 70 percent cocoa content.
Eat Foods High in Antioxidants
Though this section goes along with having a healthy diet, antioxidants are so important that they deserve their own section. Antioxidants slow down the aging process by neutralizing free radicals before they attack your skin cells. These substances have been proven to improve the health and appearance of your skin, as well as help to protect you from some diseases. Though our body naturally produces antioxidants, it is usually not enough to combat the free radicals we create with our polluted and stressful modern day environment.
Some foods that are great sources of antioxidants include dark-colored vegetables, such as tomatoes, carrots and spinach. Blue and purple berries, such as blueberries, cranberries and raspberries, also contain a lot of antioxidants.
Although many of us would prefer not to exercise after a long day of work, it’s worth the effort to go do. Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario found that people who exercised only once a week and who were age 65 or older had skin samples that looked very similar to those of 20- to 40-year-olds. The evidence that exercise makes your skin look younger is irrefutable. Exercise also allows the cells in your body to live longer. When your cells die, muscles weaken, wrinkles develop, mental activity slows and eyesight becomes poorer. Time and time again, regular exercise has also proved to reduce the risk of fatal diseases and maintain and build muscle strength, stamina, bone density and balance. Going to the gym a few times a week definitely pays off.
Take Care of Your Skin with Skin Care Products and Services
A quality skin care regimen will keep your skin looking youthful for as long as possible. Using skin serums will help to make your skin appear healthier, softer and more radiant, moisturizers will keep your skin fresh and hydrated, acne creams will combat acne and collagen-boosting products will work to keep your skin smooth over time. Skin care products are also important to use after receiving cosmetic treatments, as they can dramatically increase how long the results last.
To ensure that you’re getting the most out of your skin care routine, it is important to buy high quality skin care products. Dr. Chernoff’s medical offices offer quality Skin Care Services with experienced nurses and medical aestheticians. They can help to recommend the best skin care products for you, as well as determine the most appropriate and effective treatment plan to meet your needs.
Consider Getting Cosmetic Treatments
All of the tips above can help to slow down the aging process, but none can effectively reverse the effects of aging on your appearance. Cosmetic treatments, on the other hand, can eliminate existing signs of aging, including wrinkles, sagging, hair loss and drooping. Dr. Chernoff’s practice is dedicated to facial or body rejuvenation with a plethora of surgical and non-surgical options to give you back your youthful look. Visit our procedures page to find treatments that will restore youth to your body, breasts, face and hair.
We hope these tips help you to look your best for as long as possible. If you’ve already developed signs of aging, feel free to contact us to find out how you can best treat these developments. We are dedicated to helping you reach your beauty goals.
As we grow older, we unfortunately develop deep lines and creases in our skin that reveal our age. These wrinkles can cause us to look tired and worn out. But luckily, they do not have to last forever. There are a variety of non-surgical cosmetic treatments available that can reverse the effects of aging and gravity by erasing or reducing wrinkles. Dr. Chernoff has suggested the best of these treatments below.
With an estimated 11 million people having received the treatment, Botox is one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures around. The injectable treatment has achieved this level of popularity because of its safety, simplicity and effectiveness. Plastic surgeons use Botox to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles that you have accumulated over the years. Botox does this by blocking impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles that are related to expression lines, leaving the overlying skin smooth and unwrinkled. The smoothing results usually last three to six months.
Like Botox, Sculptra Aesthetic treats wrinkles with injections. But, unlike Botox, the procedure is less immediately noticeable and sudden than other types of wrinkle treatments. Sculptra gradually transforms your face, providing subtle and natural-looking results. Poly-L-lactic is injected to help replace the collagen lost due to aging. This collagen is a natural structural protein that is found in our skin to help support a smooth and youthful facial appearance. The procedure takes only 15 to 30 minutes to complete, and, after the first series of injections, results last for two years.
If you are looking to immediately improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that lie near your skin’s surface, Juvederm might be the best option for you. Juvederm is a smooth gel injectable filler. Unlike the treatments above, it utilizes hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in all species that is highly attracted to water and can bind to it. In this way, Juvederm fills in your wrinkles by attracting water to the site. This allows for very natural looking wrinkle correction.
LaViv uses a patented process to reverse the effects of aging by supporting your own natural processes. This injectable treatment expands your dermal cells and activates your “protein repair system,” which produces collagen. This allows for a gradual thickening of the dermal layer of your skin, resulting in long-term skin rejuvenation. Through this process, LaViv subtly corrects wrinkles for a naturally smooth appearance.
Deeply formed wrinkles can now be treated with Dermal Optical Thermolysis, or DOT therapy. How does it treat these complicated conditions? Well, DOT therapy utilizes fractional CO2 laser technology to shrink the skin and stimulate the production of new collagen. But unlike other fractional systems, DOT laser is the only CO2 laser that utilizes two innovative technologies to allow for even more effective treatment. It also features a special algorithm developed to improve post-treatment recovery. The procedure is very quick and can be performed in-office. It involves minimal downtime and risk.
If you are looking to improve the overall quality of your skin with improved skin texture and reduced fine lines, wrinkles and scarring, this laser photo therapy might be the right treatment for you. Laser facial using Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a non-invasive treatment that is quick, safe and effective. It utilizes the power of heat and light energy to improve the texture and tone of your skin. Treatment is virtually pain free and takes about ten to fifteen minutes to complete, with no downtime or recovery period.
These quick treatments are sure to restore youth to your appearance with very little recovery time. If you are interested in any of these wrinkle-erasing treatments, feel free to contact us. When it comes to your appearance, and especially your face, it is important to choose an experienced surgeon you can trust. Dr. Chernoff has extensive training in facial cosmetic procedures and is an expert in laser treatment. For over 20 years, he has been providing his patients with world-class, quality care.
Although waking up to puffy eyes is a common problem, it can ruin your entire day. Swollen eyes can make you look tired, ill and aged. Luckily, there are several ways to cure this cosmetic issue. Use Dr. Chernoff’s list of tips to get rid of the pesky puffiness of your eyes.
Have you ever wondered why your eyes are puffy after crying? The body retains water when there is a high volume of salt present. This water frequently builds up around the eyes, giving them a swollen appearance. This also explains why eyes puff up after a night of drinking alcohol or after eating a very salty meal. To reduce your salt levels, try drinking several glasses of water first thing in the morning and reduce your salt and alcohol intake.
To ensure that fluid doesn’t build up around your eyes, avoid sleeping horizontally flat. Putting a pillow underneath your head should help to reduce swelling in the eyes.
When people injure themselves, they frequently use an icepack or other cooling property to reduce swelling. This same treatment can be used for puffy eyes. One of the most effective ways to cool your eyes is to rest chilled cucumber slices on them. Cucumbers contain an astringent that has been found to constrict blood vessels and reduce fluid buildup. Even better, they are the perfect size for eyes.
Eye cream that includes puffiness and age prevention properties can work wonders on swollen eyes. To enhance the effectiveness of these products, make time for a three-minute eye massage in the morning while applying them. This will help to flush the fluids away from your eyes. Also, applying the product cold will speed up the deswelling process.
The cure to your puffy eye problem might simply be getting more sleep. Lack of sleep is one of the most common causes of swollen eyes. Try to make sure that you are getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night.
If none of the above solutions work, talk to your doctor to see if your puffy eyes are a symptom of a medical condition. Swollen eyes can be caused by allergies, blepharitis, eye infections, pregnancy, and other conditions.
Although your eyes may look puffy and tired, swelling might not be the problem. Rather, you might have excess pads of fat under the eyes or excess tissue over the eyelids which cause your eyes to have a swollen appearance. Unfortunately, this problem occurs naturally as a result of the aging process. There is, however, an effective solution.
Blepharoplasty is the surgical removal of this excess fat or skin. This simple treatment eliminates the worn out appearance of your eyes and requires little downtime. Patients are often discharged on the same day as the procedure. To find out more about Blepharoplasty, click here.
By following these tips, you should be able to reduce the puffiness of your eyes in no time. If you have any more questions about the appearance of your eyes, contact Dr. Chernoff’s office. Dr. Chernoff has extensive training in facial cosmetic procedures, and he would love to help you attain the eyes that you desire.
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