Providing holistic and compassionate care that addresses all facets of our patients lives is our top priority at Harmony Healing. Considering that the skin is the human body’s largest organ, we believe it is incredibly important to care for it in ways that nourish and preserve it. Premature aging can happen to our skin for a variety of reasons and manifest in several ways, but we can provide you with the tools, knowledge and products to help you prevent it—and reverse it, in some cases.
Preventing Premature Aging
When it comes to premature aging, we are huge believers in the age-old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Preventing wrinkles or other signs of aging before they occur is the best way to avoid premature aging. We spend extra time with our younger patients who have not yet experienced the toll of the aging process on their skin to educate them on ways to avoid premature aging. Equipped with this knowledge, they are able to make wise choices regarding their lifestyle, nutrition and skin care choices that will delay and soften the effects of aging on their skin.
Lifestyle choices we can help you incorporate into your daily routine to help prevent premature aging include:
Sleeping Patterns and Improving Sleep Quality
There is such a thing as “beauty sleep,” and it is a very real element of achieving healthy skin. Sleeping allows the body to heal and restore itself—and also eliminate toxins from the skin. Essential hormones required for the maintenance of youthful, radiant skin are produced when we sleep. If you feel you are unable to get a restful night’s sleep or find yourself feeling constantly tired, your hormones may be imbalanced. As specialists in hormone optimization, this is something we can help remedy.
Avoiding Prolonged, Unprotected Sun Exposure
Exposing your skin to the sun’s damaging rays is a top culprit for causing premature aging. The ultraviolet radiation emitted from the sun breaks down collagen beneath the skin. Collagen is an important element of the skin that helps it retain its plump, glowing appearance. Over time, collagen is broken down by sun exposure and its new development is inhibited. Fortunately, there are many products and treatments that can help trigger new collagen growth, which will help reverse signs of sun damaged skin.
Using Skin Nourishing Products for Your Unique Skin Type
Preventing premature aging means taking care of your skin. Rather than using abrasive soaps and skipping serums or moisturizers, we can teach you how to take a few extra minutes every morning and night to nourish and protect your skin. We carry anti-aging products from PCA SKIN® including cleansers, toners, corrective serums, moisturizers and sunscreens that will infuse your skin with the nutrients it needs based on your individual skin concerns such as aging, discoloration or sensitive skin. We can also assess your makeup products and make recommendations on how to achieve a flawless makeup look in chemical-free formulas that breathe.
How to Treat Premature Aging
Patients who are already experiencing signs of premature aging can benefit from a variety of treatments to reduce its effects. It is never too late to begin properly caring for your skin! Identifying the underlying cause of your premature aging will be our first priority in developing a personalized plan for improving your skin. We will analyze your skin and ask specific questions about your lifestyle to help determine how your signs of premature aging developed, and we will make expert recommendations on the best treatments for your unique situation.
In addition to recommending a personalized suite of skin care and sun protection products that you can use at home, we offer several skin resurfacing treatments in our office that can help turn back the hands of time. Depending on your unique situation, a customized combination of treatments including photorejuvenation (such as IPL or BBL), laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, HALO™, SkinTyte™, ProFractional™ laser or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can be beneficial in treating premature aging.
Schedule your appointment at Harmony Healing to discover more about how to avoid premature aging and achieve a youthful, refreshed appearance.