Health & Wellness

Facial Aging – to Prevent or Correct?

by Daniel Givens, MD, FACS

The pessimist may see facial aging as an inevitable process that begins at birth and gradually drags us down, wrinkle by wrinkle. The optimist, however, hopes to understand the facial aging process, and prevent aging changes before they occur.

In most people, the foundation of facial aging is laid in your 20s. What you do when you are young plays a large role in how you will outwardly reflect your age. Aging occurs both from the inside out, and the outside in. Avoiding metabolic stress from cigarette smoking and excessive alcohol use, as well as proper sleep and nutrition are key to overall body health, and the aging process.

It is never too early to start having a healthy relationship with your skin. Sun protection throughout your life is always key, as is a healthy skin care regimen.

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