What’s Aging You? 4 Surprising Links to Wrinkles!

Like it or not, your lifestyle and your environment can take a toll on your appearance.  And, when it comes to wrinkles, most patients know the “usual suspects” – overexposure to the sun, smoking, etc.  But, have you considered that certain factors could be aging you without you knowing it?  Did you ever think that there could be a few “surprising” links to facial wrinkles?

Want to know more?  Here are 4 things that could be aging you prematurely:

Your sleep position. Can your sleep position really affect how you look?  Yes, say many dermatologists who believe that side sleepers and stomach sleepers are more susceptible to developing facial creases.

Certain hairstyles. It seems that certain hairstyles are better at protecting our skin from the sun than others.  For instance, having bangs might offer some additional protection, helping your chances against forehead lines.  (Of course, sunscreen is always your best bet.)

Too much sugar. Too much sugar isn’t good for our waistline, but what could it mean for our skin?  Researchers are now looking at the ways too much sugar can harm our skin’s collagen.  This is a protein that keeps skin springy and smooth.

Anxiety. Stress and anxiety certainly aren’t good for us, but what can they mean for our skin?  A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows, “phobic anxiety is a possible risk factor for accelerated aging.”

Wrinkle Treatments

As a plastic surgeon, I can tell you firsthand that facial wrinkles are one of the top complaints among patients.  Thankfully, there’s a lot that plastic surgery can do about it!  Interested?

Here are a few of the top wrinkle solutions we offer:

  • BOTOX®: The go-to treatment for dynamic wrinkles like crow’s feet and horizontal lines across the forehead, BOTOX is delivered in a series of small injections.  Essentially a muscle relaxer, this highly purified protein is the number-one cosmetic treatment in the US.
  • Restylane®: Restylane is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear, synthetic gel made with hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body.
  • Facelift Surgery®: For those looking for a more permanent solution, facelift surgery might be right for you.  During the procedure, we tighten underlying muscles and redrape the skin around the neck and face.  As one of the most effective procedures around, facelift surgery will often take years off a patient’s appearance.

Long Island Plastic Surgeon

To speak with a Long Island Plastic Surgeon about your aging concerns, we encourage you to contact us today.  Our Huntington Station plastic surgery offices can be reached at (631) 424-6707.   Achieve your cosmetic potential – schedule a consultation today!

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