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How to cure skin aging?

How to cure skin aging?

Work at it: Our skin & our body continues to evolve, age and alter itself. Sun exposure, without a protective barrier, will significantly alter the quality, texture and ability to regenerate healthy cells. Using moisture creams, anti-oxidants and cleansers that are for the skin assist in a healthy glow. Eating well and being content also nurture from within. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more


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What are the main causes of skin aging?

What are the main causes of skin aging?

UV Exposure: Remember that now the "sun" comes in many forms... During outside activities, through your car window, and self inflicted with tanning beds. Avoid exposure and apply spf with moisturizer when you cannot. Also, remember there are skin aging effects that occur with hormonal deficiencies, so talk with your doctor about keeping your hormones at healthy levels and skin well nourished. ...Read more

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What contributes the most to skin aging?

What contributes the most to skin aging?

Genetics.: Other than genetics (which we can't control), smoking, sun exposure, and weight gain/loss are the most damaging factors. Good general health can help avoid skin and aging problems associated with disease conditions and chemotherapy, for example, but these too are often outside our control. Dr. Tholen. ...Read more

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How could i prevent skin aging?

How could i prevent skin aging?

Sun Protection: One of the most important steps you can do to preserve your skin is sun protection. That includes a good facial moisturizer with broad-spectrum sunscreen that filters out both uva and uvb rays. Over time, these rays can cause wrinkles, brown spots, and even skin cancer. Better yet, if you are planning on a spending a day outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed hat and and sun protective clothing. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent skin aging?

Is there a way to prevent skin aging?

Various: Sun protection is most important- hats/clothing, sunscreens that block uva & uvb, outdoor activities before 10 am & after 4 pm. Don't smoke. Use high quality topical antioxidants. Good nutrition is important. Treatment for early signs of aging include topical retinoids (such as retinol, retin a, renova, (tretinoin) others) to reduce sun-damaged pigmentation and stimulate collagen, which minimizes wrinkles. ...Read more

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Is there anyway one can prevent skin aging?

Is  there anyway one  can prevent skin aging?

No: But you can eliminate the leading causes of accelerated skin aging. Sun exposure, cigarettes and weight fluctuations. ...Read more

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How does sunlight affect the skin aging process?

How does sunlight affect the skin aging process?

Causing wrinkles: Uva is the one causing significant wrinkling which looks "aging". Uva also causes "solar elastosis" which makes skin look old (slightly yellow orange-skin look alike). ...Read more

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What kind of test can check for premature skin aging?

Visia skin analysis: I am not aware of a lab test to check for premature aging. There is a very rare condition called progeria, where you age quite rapidly and die in childhood. I have a visia camera system which photographs your skin and gives you a wrinkle score, sun damage score, etc based on your age and skin type. I would check a few websites of dermatologists in your area and see if visia analysis is offered. ...Read more

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What are the best OTC products to use to combat skin aging?

Sunscreen: By far, one of the main contributors of skin aging is uv rays (the sun, tanning beds). So sunscreen should be a part of your otc regimen. Aside from that, retinoids, which are derived from vitamin a, boost collagen production and increase skin cell turnover. This improves fine lines and wrinkles, discolorations, and acne. It's available by prescription, but also over-the-counter (otc) retinol. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about causes of skin aging way too early..?

Need expert opinions about causes of skin aging way too early..?

Multiple factors : While there are some diseases that can mimic age related skin changes, most aging is a factor of age, genetics, sun/uv light exposure, and smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Skin Aging (Definition)

Skin aging is a term for the changes that occur to the skin with age, mostly caused by exposure to sunlight. These changes include thinning, wrinkling, ...Read more