How much does running (daily, 4+ miles) affect the longevity of a facelift? Also, how does menopause affect the face?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A. shutterstock_14403772 Q. How much does running (daily, 4+ miles) affect the longevity of a facelift? Also, how does menopause affect the face? A. A facelift is a personal investment. To make it last longer, maintenance of weight with exercise including running and diet like other lifestyle improvements will maintain the quality your surgery. ​ ​Running per se, is not the issue as it up-regulates the repair and anabolic pathways of our immune system. It is other factors which accelerate the passive aging of our skin, organs and glands. These include:
  1. ​Dry  and harsh weather environments
  2. ​UV light (sun and tanning lights)
  3. ​Dehydration
  4. ​Low protein, high carb diets
  5. ​Lack of essential fatty acids
  6. Menopause (due to lack of proper hormone stimulation including: estrogen, testosterone, thyroid, growth hormone and many others)
  7. ​Many other factors.
Beyond the obvious reversal of the above list, you should consider a skin stimulation regimen such as the ZO Obagi Skin Health systems provided by a qualified and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Facial ENT Surgeon or Dermatologist. The use of retinols and non-retinols, hydroquinones and non-HQ’s along with its anti-oxidants, UV blockers and many other protective plant compounds will assist in stimulating proper skin regeneration and rejuvenation. Sculptra injections has also been the most recent advancement in non-surgical firming and maintenance of facial skin and soft tissues. ​ ​I hope this has been helpful. All the best! ​ ​We often come to your most interesting and beautiful part of the world!
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