Daily Stress Plays Havoc on our Beauty and Aging Process. How do we defy the aging process?
Feeling over-stimulated, TMI (too much information), lights on 20 hours a day, sirens –honks and noise 24/7? Today’s continuous and compelling need for activity to get ahead or just tread water is tiring! It is even making you sick and aging you. Without the ability to “settle down”, the constant agitation in our lives produces stress in ways we can see and feel.
In general, our bodies are immediately responsive to our environment. What we see, hear, touch, eat and think effects our metabolism within nanoseconds. The overwhelming stimulation of our senses keeps us in high gear without rest. We remain anxious, have palpitations, can’t rest or sleep, we eat or not, sit or race around but we don’t feel harmonious with our environment.
The Stress War on our Bodies
The barrage of agitation will increase your pulse and blood pressure creating hardening of our vessels, reduced blood flow to our skin. Menstrual cycles go out of whack creating highs and lows of estrogen which affects the skin texture, color and turn-over. Under-eating creates malnutrition and thinning, laxed tissues. Chronic allergies swell tissues causing thinning and bruisability. Lack of sunlight directly affects our skin and vitamin D production of calcium metabolism and bone health. Sleep deprivation contributes to loss of skin elasticity and cell turnover caused by inflammation and dehydration. Healing and recovery are prolonged while the body “fights” the stress “war”.
Stress affecting our Skin
Our skin ages through several processes. Lack of anti-oxidation allows the UV and weathering to more rapidly breakdown skin repair, reduces anti-inflammation in the skin and physically produces laxity, lines and wrinkles, thinning, shallowness or pale of color, blemishes and bruising. As compared to a “well-cared for” individual, circulation, nutrition, elasticity, sponginess and repair are diminished. Obvious examples include: swollen or puffy, tired and darkened eyelids, hooding of the eyebrows, folds of the upper and nasal-labial cheek, jowling and marionette folding, turned down lip corners, neck looseness, uneven pigmentation of the face and hands, thinning of the skin with little red spider veins and hemangiomas, larger pores and adult acne,.
Human Ability to Counter Stress
Humans have the best ability to combat such stress. It comes in the forms of anti-oxidation, stress hormone responses and a circadian or daily rhythm which starts in our brains. Believe-it-or-not, the most powerful of our anti-oxidants is the same hormone that puts us to sleep. Sleep is stimulated in our brain several hours after dusk when the eyes receive lack of light. This stimulates the pineal gland in the brain to release melatonin, a powerful inducer of sleep, appetite suppression, normalizing hormones and brain and body repair. Most Americans receive less than the average 7-7.5 hours of needed sleep and suffer the consequences in hastened aging.
Countering he Physical Effects of Aging
With our lifestyles being constantly bombarded with daily stress and lack of sleep, then trying to change our lifestyles will help greatly in stopping the aging process. But if your appearance is showing signs of the aging effects of hard work and exhaustion we have ability to reverse these tired physical appearances.
Dr. Dean Kane Offers the Newest Advances in Anti-Aging Procedures
Fortunately, in the Baltimore Center of Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa, Dr. Dean Kane has kept up with today’s technology and advances to reverse the aging process without surgery and little downtime. Dr. Dean Kane being an expert in facial rejuvenation and in the use of Injectables, he can restore and revitalize your stressful tired appearance. Using his signature, Liquid Facelift, Dr. Dean Kane uses Botox / Dysport, fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm and skin therapies with Dr. Obagi’s newest line ZO Skin Health to restore and give us a relaxed, youthful appearance. Dr. Kane understands the need to have no downtime and now offers in his Medspa, the Revolutionary ClearLift Laser that can tighten and reduce fine lines and wrinkles with no bruising, no pain and quickly during your lunchtime. Dr. Kane offers complete laser therapies that lighten, brighten and smooth your skin from undesired brown and red pigmentation and sun damage with IPL and Fractional Pixel lasers.
About Dr. Dean Kane
Dr. Dean Kane, a board a certified plastic surgeon, has been in practice for over 25 years in Baltimore and is dedicated to bringing artistic beauty. Dr. Kane and his wife, Lauri, work uniquely as husband and wife team that offers their patients both a woman’s and man’s perspective.
Being a dedicated cosmetic surgeon for over 25 years of experience, Dr. Kane is considered an expert in facial aesthetics as well as cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. Dr. Kane covers all aspects of beauty in providing a full range of non-surgical options such as The ClearLift Laser Face Lift, the Liquid Facelift and also CoolSculpting that freezes away unwanted stubborn fat bulges without using surgery.
Visit Dr. Dean Kane’s website: www.DrDeanKane.com to learn about his complete skin care program, laser therapies, facial peels and injectable liquid facelift. Being able to counter today’s high demand of functioning and returning to work is now possible with the vast array of cosmetic services offered at The Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa.