Aging is a natural part of life. As aging occurs your skin undergoes several changes. Aging causes your skin to become more elastic and fragile. Your skin produces less oil which leads to dry skin causing wrinkles. Fat also diminishes as you age causing skin to sag and make lines and crevices more pronounced.
Slow skin cell production, thinning skin layers and a lack of collagen production are all leading causes of aging.
Veins can be seen more easily as skin becomes more translucent and liver spots can arise in sun affected areas. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can also take longer to heal. When looking for the best anti-aging products to reverse these effects the options are endless.
It can be overwhelming when beginning to look for anti aging solutions. There are so many options out there it can be confusing to pin down what is most effective. There are anti-aging creams, serums, shots, lights and the list goes on. But what is really worth your time? What works and what is just another influencer trying to promote a product?
Sometimes what works doesn’t have to be so complicated. Here are a few things that can help combat the effects of aging:
Wearing sunscreen and limiting time in the sun can have profound effects on skin health. Wearing sunscreen lessens the damaging effects UV light has on your skin. UV damage is cumulative and can cause sun burns, wrinkles and skin cancer over time. It is recommended to use at least SPF 30 sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun's powerful rays.
Retinol is another product that can reduce the effects of aging. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that increases skin cell and collagen production. This helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles giving skin a plump and hydrated appearance.
Collagen provides structure, strength and support throughout the body. Collagen is what keeps your skin from sagging. As you age your body starts to produce less collagen and existing collagen breaks down faster. Two ways you can increase your collagen intake is by making changes in your diet or taking collagen supplements.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is another innovative solution in the anti-aging field. PRP treatment uses platelet rich plasma from your blood to regenerate and repair bodily tissue. The process is minimally invasive as blood is drawn, plasma is separated out and injected into problem areas after the area has been numbed.
Cryotherapy is another great way to heal aches that come from aging. Cryotherapy uses extreme cold to penetrate deep into the body and reduce inflammation. People who suffer from back pain, ligament sprains, muscle or tendon strains, sciatica or other musculoskeletal pain can benefit greatly from cryotherapy. Also, by increasing collagen production, it aids in the process of fighting aging, resulting in the reduction of pore size and the smoothing of wrinkles.
Steer clear of many over the counter anti-aging skin care products because they are often unreliable. Manufacturers are not required to prove their effectiveness, leaving you to play a guessing game. Cost also does not equate to effectiveness meaning you could be overpaying for something that will not work.
Reliable and effective anti-aging solutions are out there, you just have to know what to look for. If you would like to find out more about how you could benefit from one of the anti aging treatments mentioned in this article, call the Regenerative & Sports Medicine office to book an appointment online today.