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5 Causes of Wrinkled, Aged Skin, and 5 Simple Treatments

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One day we’ll all wake up and wonder what happened to our youthful, vibrant skin. While you can’t outrun genetics, there are some important factors to consider to keep skin looking healthy.

The Sun

The sun is behind a lot of skin problems, including skin cancer, which is very common in its several forms. The sun, of course, is also behind sunburns, which can lead to premature wrinkles and aged-looking skin. Wear a hat and sunscreen to prevent problems.

Lack of Sleep

The body is tremendously impacted when you don’t get enough sleep. It affects many different systems in your body, including the skin. Some experts say that lack of sleep can change the pH of the skin, and affect the skin’s ability to hydrate itself.

Stress

Stress also affects the body chemically. For example, cortisol levels rise with stress, which can affect various aspects of the skin and the rest of the body. Anxious people also tend to touch, pull, or scratch with tic behaviors, which isn’t good for the skin. You’ve also probably noticed that pimples can be associated with stress. Eczema can also flare up because of stress. It’s pretty clear that the skin doesn’t like it when you’re anxious!

Aging

This one isn’t exactly avoidable, but it’s important to realize that the skin changes with time. It loses its fullness, and wrinkles begin to form with motions repeated countless times over the years.

Squinting

The eyes are one of the most common places for wrinkles to show up. Wrinkles around the eyes can make a person look older, more so than wrinkles in other places. Squinting can contribute to these wrinkles. Squinting is hard behavior to break, because we all like being out in the sun. Others have poor eyesight, and need to squint. Squinting is also simply part of expressing certain emotions. Use sunglasses whenever possible, not just to avoid wrinkles, but to protect your eyes and skin from the sun.

5 Options To Help

Before we talk about treatment options for aged, damaged, or wrinkled skin, it’s important to say that prevention is always better than treatment. Protect and moisturize your skin, and make it a priority! But sun damage, stress, and other factors causing aged skin are almost impossible to avoid over the course of a lifetime. Here are some things you can try to help your skin look its best.

Nourishing Cream

The right cream can help keep skin healthy and reduce the appearance of fine lines. We like the Epionce brand’s nourishing cream to help moisturize and soften the skin.

Botox

For lines that become part of the face after years of eating, squinting, expressing emotion, etc., there aren’t many options better than a Botox injection.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Medical-grade lasers are revolutionizing the way we can improve the appearance of damaged skin cells without harming the surrounding healthy cells.

Lytera

For hyperpigmentation, also called skin discoloration, Lytera is one of our favorite options. It can help minimize an uneven skin tone.

Retinol

Dr. Myers may recommend retinol as a topical option to help treat sun damage. It also minimizes the appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles and enhances skin tone and texture. There are several different retinol products that he might recommend.

Fixing earlobe tears and splits

Ear Piercing Problems and Solutions

Earrings are beautiful and expressive, which is why most women and lot of men have their ears pierced. But there can be some nasty complications with this common accessory, like tears and entrapped earrings.

Some think of the earlobe as this indestructible part of our bodies than can pierced and changed at will. This is not the case. A variety of issues can occur when you put a hole in your body, even if it’s the earlobe.

Earlobe Tears

Whether it’s from a curious child, getting caught on clothing or something else, earrings can sometimes pull stretch, and even tear the earlobe. Often what happens is a partial tear. But instead of healing back together, the earlobe just maintains a larger, irregular hole.

Irregular and unattractive earring holes can also come about because of:

  • Wearing heavy earrings often over time.
  • Wearing gauges over time.

Earlobes can also tear completely, leaving a split at the bottom of the ear.

How to Fix These Problems

Earlobe tears and splits are repaired and reshaped with carefully placed stitches that bring the lobe into a natural shape. Dr. Myers will remove a small layer of skin around the site that needs repairing, so the skin can heal properly after the stitches are placed. This process usually has a healing time of about a week.

Watch Dr. Myers repair an earlobe here:

Entrapped Earrings

Sometimes earrings can get trapped in the earlobe. When this happens, removing the earring by yourself can be impossible. This problem happens for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, if you touch your earring too much and don’t clean the area often, infection and swelling can occur. Contact dermatitis can also result in swelling, entrapping the earring.

Dr. Myers will use one of several techniques to remove an embedded or trapped earring. An incision may be needed, as the earring can be entirely hidden.

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5 Skin Care Gift Ideas That People Will Love

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It’s a questions we ask ourselves whenever we buy any gift for someone: will they actually care about this? Well, on that note, pretty much everyone likes to have healthy-looking skin. But skin care products and treatments can be a little tricky to navigate, so here are some things Dr. Myers recommends that would make excellent gifts:

1. Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peel

These are simple, trusted procedures for helping exfoliate the skin to produce fresh, new skin cells for a vibrant appearance. Chemical peels utilize safe acids of varying strengths to cause the skin to exfoliate, whereas microdermabrasion works by propelling microcrystals all across the skin in order to loosen and remove dead skin cells. This in turn improves the texture of the skin by making it smoother.

2. Ulthera

Using the safe, highly-tested technology of ultrasound, the Ulthera treatment helps lift and tighten skin, no surgery needed. It’s great for the brow, chin, neck and chest.

See other laser treatments.

3. Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Kybella

You’ve probably heard of these injections and fillers. They are among the most effective treatments out there for restoring youthful features, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and helping people feel satisfied with their appearance.

See dermal filler options.

4. SkinMedica

It’s hard to find a trustworthy skin care product. SkinMedica makes a line of excellent cleansers, serums and other items that make up a reliable skin care regimen.

5. Latisse

Latisse is approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment to grow eyelashes for people with inadequate or not enough eyelashes. It has an excellent success rate, with increase in thickness and darkness.