Category Archive: wrinkles

WRINKLE MYTHS BUSTED

You have without a doubt heard much about wrinkles. Well, wrinkle myths abound, and you may have heard only a fraction of the truth. Here are some truths:

How your parents age is only a small predictor of how you will age. While genes are a part of the equation, they may actually not play as great a role as we once thought. When it comes to premature skin aging, the biggest culprit is extrinsic aging – think sun exposure, smoking, and environmental factors. Wearing sunscreen with at least an SPF30+ every day, and a formula that that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, is the single best way to protect your skin. Wrinkles are not just from age, 95% of them are related to cumulative sun exposure that causes DNA damage.

Drinking water to stay hydrated is important, but it won’t prevent wrinkles. Though drinking more water may help you look brighter and feel better. Dehydration – even low-grade dehydration – can cause headaches, dizziness and fatigue. There is no definitive answer for how much water you need each day. It varies based on your age, gender, activity level, climate, and other factors, but the general recommendation is about 9 cups every day for women, and that doesn’t include coffee or chardonnay.

Using the right skin care and using it consistently is an important part of an anti-aging strategy. Retinoids are the primary achievers, but generous use of a moisturizer can hydrate your skin and smooth fine lines. For real dynamic (muscle movement) wrinkles a little help from BOTOX will prevail. And for deeper lines and sag, filler injections (Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra Aesthetic, Radiesse), will do the trick. If the skin is quite damaged from UV exposure, consider laser resurfacing or a series of skin peels.

Call 561- 820-8055 to schedule a consultation with Bonnie Marting, DNP ARNP for your personalized anti-wrinkle plan and take years off your face, neck, chest and hands.

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In the world of beauty, trends change quickly but it’s the really good stuff that lasts. One of the more recent trends that appears to be here to stay is the revitalization of the midface, perfected with Juvéderm Voluma® by Allergan or Restylane Lyft®. As we move along in life we naturally lose the fat pads in the cheeks and anterior face that reflect youth. Loss of these fat pads reveals a more aged look due to flattening, drooping, and folding of the skin that used to be projected and soft. Some expertly placed Voluma will immediately recapture the youthful contour of yesterday.
While we have all seen faces that are a bit overdone, the intent should not be to create “BIG CHEEKS”, but rather the softer curves seen in younger people. Voluma or Lyft fill this need beautifully.
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The newest tool in the USA’s beauty arsenal is Restylane Silk®, a refined Restylane (already one of the greatest dermal fillers) that will redefine and create soft lips, erase fine lines and wrinkles, and gently fill in those dark eye hollows. The unique manufacturing process gives this filler the ability to be used in areas where other fillers fail. Consider it one of the best means to keep us on the road to “forever young”.

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