As long as you live, you will age–it is inevitable. Although we may never find the fountain of youth, there are foods that have anti-aging properties. Until the fountain proves to be more than a myth, anti-aging foods are a safe and healthy option. Certain anti-aging foods are known to slow down the effects of aging on the human body.
Avocado is a fruit that is a healthy source of monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fat helps to reduce the bad cholesterol in the body that can block arteries. Avocado is also good source of vitamin E. Vitamin E, an antioxidant, promotes healthy skin by improving the skin’s moisture level and softness. A few ways avocados can be enjoyed are in guacamole or sliced on top of a salad.
Nuts are rich in vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants. Nuts can help lower your cholesterol, enhance your digestive system, and prevent cancer. Enjoy nuts on salads, as a snack or on top of ice cream.
Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are all part of the Cruciferous vegetable family. These vegetables aid the body in fighting toxins and cancer. Eating these vegetables raw or slightly cooked is the best way to consume them. The cooking process destroys the good enzymes that the body needs.
Dark berries like blueberries and blackberries contain flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants help protect the body against free radicals that can cause damage to living cells. Berries also contain vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system. Berries make a great healthy snack any time of day.
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Until the next time,
Dr Hazem Kahlout
Ms Maggie Walsh
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Know what to expect as your face changes
The aging process can be brutal, and sometimes, trying to combat wrinkles and other changes in one’s face can seem like an uphill battle. Still, putting in effort to make yourself look as good as possible is one way to assuage some of the anxieties that come along with growing older. The trick, according to a doctor writing for Inforum.com, is to know how your face changes at certain ages, and what you can do to treat the issues uniquely.
Your younger years
Adolescence is a difficult time for many, not just because of skin problems, though acne doesn’t make things much easier. But for a lot of people, the second decade of life is a heyday for healthy skin. Still, the occasional pimple is not unheard when you are in your 20s. The doctor recommends skin products that are vitamin A-based, such as retinol. Sunglasses and sun screen are also a must for all ages, but starting early means fewer wrinkles later on down the line.
In your 30’s
Ten years later, many people will begin to see the first signs of aging. Fine lines are common around the eyes, and the skin underneath your lower lids may become puffy, particularly in the morning. To combat these signs of aging, the doctor recommends enhancing your face cleansing regimen, and adding an eye cream and a rich moisturizer at night. Read the list of ingredients and look for antioxidants, like vitamin C or green tea.
This is also the age when some people begin to look into cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, to help combat the signs of aging. These minimally invasive procedures are quite popular, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The group found that for all women between the ages of 50 and 60, Botox was the number one cosmetic procedure in 2011.
In your 40’s and 50’S
During middle age, fine lines will deepen further, particularly around the mouth and eyes, eventually becoming folds in the skin. Individuals who lose weight during this time of life may find that skin doesn’t rebound, as it’s lost its elasticity, the doctor writes for Inforum. A tummy tuck can help combat sagging skin left over from the shedding of pounds.
Bone and muscle volume decrease during these decades of life, which can often result in a tired look that can be distressing to some. There are other cosmetic procedures available to help with this issue, such as a facelift or browlift. For those who’d rather non-invasive procedure, the SoftLift volume restoration is an ideal altervative.
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A youthful appearance is often judged upon the condition of not only the face and neck, but also of the hands. Over time, hands can begin to become pigmented, lose fat, and become wrinkled. Hand rejuvenation can help to reverse these problems. This can be done with a combination of lasers including the fractional carbon dioxide laser, fat transfer and injectables. There is no real method of preventing hands from ageing other than the use of a good sunscreen. It is important to place sunscreen on the back of the hands as well as the face and neck.
Hand Pigmentation | Sunspots
Skin pigmentation on the hands, in the majority of cases, is due to sun exposure. With increasing levels of UV light, the hands develop discrete brown spots that can make the hands appear older.
Hand pigmentation can be treated in a number of ways;
The pulse duration of the laser is vey quick. Hence, it not only heats the pigmentation, but also shatters it. This means that fewer treatments are required, usually 1 to 3, however, the risk is slightly higher.
Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing of the hands
Unlike traditional carbon dioxide lasers, which have a high risk of scarring when used on off-face areas like the hands, fractional carbon dioxide lasers are able to remove pigmentation from hands as well as improve skin texture.
Fractional CO2 Laser and can be used at low energy levels to rejuvenate the backs of the hands. The laser machine is used to resurface skin and allow the skin to regenerate to become smoother and less wrinkly.
Fractional CO2 Laser ablate a percentage of the surface of the skin, leaving some intact and untreated bridges of skin in between the treated areas. This allows for faster healing and less risk of scarring than traditional unfractionated carbon dioxide lasers.
Hands Fat Loss
Fat loss on the back of the hands can lead to excessive show of tendons/bone, and make hands appear aged.
Fat transfer can be used to transfer fat from another part of the body, via liposuction, to be placed in the hands. This is a good procedure that usually lasts for many years.
Injectable Dermal Fillers like Radiesse can be placed into the hands to restore volume loss. This helps to reduce the appearance of tendons and the bones of the hand by plumping the areas around these structures.
Treating frown lines of the glabella region (between the eyebrows)
Off Label Use
Commonly used on crow’s feet, forehead creases, frown lines, and bands on the neck. However also used for excessive sweating, migraine, squints, muscle spasm, anal fissures and incontinence.
3 – 6 months
In cosmetic practice we onlever encounter bruising as a side effect.
Rarely, immunity if used more frequently than prescribed.