October 4, 2022 mdchino

The Truth About These Common Aging Myths

We live in a culture that prizes youthful beauty, and so it’s no wonder that many of us go to great lengths to try and look younger. But along with some real, medical advancements in anti-aging technology, we are also subject to quite a few silly rumors. Here’s the truth about some of the common myths around aging.

If you pull out a gray hair, two more will grow back in its place. Nope, pulling out gray hairs will not cause more of them to grow back! But you shouldn’t pull those hairs anyway, because doing so can damage the hair follicle. Unfortunately, gray hair is mostly caused by genetics, so some people just have bad luck. But your favorite hair salon can offer easy solutions.

Topical moisturizers will take away your wrinkles. Moisturizing your skin is good for it, and will help your complexion stay healthy. But nothing you purchase at the drug store will turn back the clock in any meaningful way. But if signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles are bothering you, give us a call to discuss injections, laser treatments, and other methods that really do work.

As you age, you just need to go for a walk every day. It’s true that a daily walk can help you maintain your weight and fight off age-related diseases like heart disease. But don’t forget that strength training keeps your muscles toned, boosts your metabolism, and helps your bones stay strong. That can be particularly important if you’re at higher risk of osteoporosis.

Only fair-skinned people need sunscreen. Just because you don’t burn often, that does not mean you don’t need sunscreen! Even darker skin can sustain damage from UV rays, so wear sunscreen no matter your skin shade.

You only need sunscreen on sunny days. Unfortunately, you can’t count on clouds to protect your skin. UV rays penetrate the atmosphere regardless of the weather, and so you should be wearing a sunscreen any time you spend time outdoors. The good news is that if you’ve neglected your skin in the past, some aesthetic treatments can help to reverse sun damage.

Taking care of yourself can slow the signs of aging. But if you’d prefer a little “help” to slow or reverse the effects on your skin, give us a call. We offer a wide range of aesthetic treatments that can help you look and feel your best at any age.

 

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