Most of us desire to have a youthful appearance, as greater physical attractiveness can have psychological benefits affecting a person's social interaction, job status, and personal image. In this article, I have discussed a few measures to maintain one's youthful appearance.
Aging is a continuous ongoing chronological process. It is genetically controlled and inevitable. The desire to maintain a youthful appearance and delay the changes of aging is becoming a common demand nowadays.
The aging of facial skin is a genetically driven one. Basically, it is out of one's control, whereas some measures can be taken when it is affected by sun exposure, environmental insults, stress, sleep patterns, smoking, poor nutrition, etc.
Chronological Skin Changes
Aging skin problems are seen more in the dermis (inner layer of skin) than the epidermis (outer layer of skin).
Epidermis becomes thinner with the increase in the fragility of the skin and results in less nutrient transfer from the dermis to the epidermis. A decrease in fat contents in cells leads to an increase in transepidermal water loss (TEWL).
Epidermal turnover will get reduced, that is decreased shedding of skin leads to increased accumulation of old skin and delayed skin layer replacement by 30% to 50%. This ineffective desquamation makes the skin dull and tough.
There is a 20% reduction in dermal thickness. It becomes more acellular and avascular. Collagen production decreases and an increase in elastic fragmentation will lead to decreased elasticity and sagging. 35% reduction in venous vasculature will lead to slow blood flow and nutrient exchange.
Although several treatments are available for skin rejuvenation, prevention is still paramount and should be emphasized. The rejuvenation program consists of the following modalities depending on the patient's skin condition, the age of the patient and most importantly, the expectation and desire of the patient.
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19 Nov 2018 - 2 min read
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