As we age, our bodies become less agile and more prone to injury, while our minds become less sharp and more forgetful. Until explorers find that illusive fountain of youth or researchers discover a way to turn back the hands of time, getting old is something we just have to accept - like it or not.
Some of the first clues that we’re no longer as young as we feel are the fine lines that appear most noticeably on the face. Starting with faint “smile lines” at the corners of our eyes when we’re in our 20s, those small indentations become more pronounced as the years go on. And they’re not limited to the eye area, as deeper furrows become noticeable across the brow and cheeks, and around the nose and mouth.
And it just makes sense, when you think about what happens to our skin as we age. Skin naturally gets drier and thinner, losing the elasticity that allowed it to rejuvenate so quickly in our youth. In addition to what’s occurring within our bodies, external lifestyle and environmental factors also come into play. Smoking, poor eating habits, excessive sun exposure, inadequate skincare routines and pollution can all take their toll on healthy skin. Genetics don’t help either, if one or both parents happened to develop wrinkles at an early age.
So where do you draw the line on wrinkles? A medical day spa like Ecobeautica Wellness Center in Brooklyn, New York, can help. After analyzing your skin and determining the root cause of your wrinkles, their skilled aestheticians can address them with a laundry list of therapeutic regimens. While they won’t make wrinkles go away, they’ll go a long way toward improving your appearance and restoring your confidence.
Some of the most popular options include Botox, Restylane® or Juvederm®, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. The go-to treatment for red carpet-ready celebrities, Botox is best suited for crow’s feet, inter-brow furrows and forehead wrinkles caused by facial muscle hyperactivity. By temporarily paralyzing muscles and preventing them from tightening, Botox makes skin appear firmer with less visible wrinkles.
When you experience moderate to severe facial folds, the root cause is most likely depletion of subdermal hyaluronic acids. To help address this situation, FDA-approved dermal fillers made of non-animal, cross-linked hyaluronic acid such as Restylane and Juvederm can be injected beneath the skin’s surface. This visibly plumps up skin, restores volume to cheeks, and helps fill in crevices around the nose and mouth.
Last, but not least, is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Advocated by holistic practitioners like Dr. Sergey Kalitenko, who operates two practices in the greater New York City area, plant-derived bioidentical estrogen, progesterone and testosterone can reap multiple benefits. Not only will they help increase collagen production and improve skin texture and thickness, which can help with sagging jaws and cheeks, they can also keep energy and libido levels high. Which can be particularly beneficial in the pre- and post-menopausal years when both tend to be on the wane.
To find out more about how you can draw the line on wrinkles, call Ecobeautica Wellness Center at 718/382-9200 or visit their full-service medical spa at 2158 Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn.