Many people still find themselves searching for the elusive Fountain of Youth. Although the magical water source supposedly capable of reversing the aging process and curing sickness has never truly been found, there are anti-aging efforts you can do on your own and with the help of your dermatologist to keep you looking and feeling young.
Mother Nature offers a bounty of goodness through fruits and veggies, which are not only good for your waistline but offer anti-aging benefits as well.
Berries are a good example of a natural antioxidant-rich food that combats free radicals, which are molecules that can cause widespread cell damage. Full of vitamin C, a potent antioxidant, it may also help in keeping your complexion looking smooth.
TopLine MD dermatologists also have expertise in performing procedures that leave your skin looking brighter and years younger.
Radio frequency and infrared-light pulses into the skin can stimulate collagen production, which can help firm up loose and sagging skin in the face or neck or lessen the fine lines around the mouth or eyes. Fillers are another way to lessen fine lines on the skin.
Over the counter or prescription anti-wrinkle creams, such as those with retinol, stimulate skin to produce collagen and speed up cell turnover, which helps create firmer and less wrinkled-looking skin. It may take a few weeks before you see the results.
Staying hydrated every day is also important for the health of your skin. Of course, a good routine of exercise which helps maintain muscle mass and keeps your heart and lungs in good shape too, also boosts the circulation to your skin, which in turn nourishes skin cells and keeps your skin looking vibrant.
Sometimes unsightly or painful varicose or spider veins will appear on the skin. Dermatologists can help eliminate them through several different types of treatments.
If your skin has been damaged by the sun, your TopLine MD dermatologist can advise you on the best way to lighten pigmentation or reduced the appearance of sunspots.