There’s no doubt about it, stress is a common problem in the US, and it seems to be on the increase. More and more people across the country complain about their stressful lives; blaming it on their hectic career, complicated relationship or demanding social activities.
Of course, stress has been linked to many health complaints. Heart disease and stroke both have proven links to stress. Other health problems are also connected, such as insomnia, reduced immunity and even weight gain.
Stress and Wrinkles: The Truth
There’s a commonly held belief that repeated exposure to stress can create wrinkles; though until fairly recently, the supporting evidence was mostly anecdotal. However, here’s the bad news. In recent years, medical research successfully discovered a connection between stressful lifestyles and increased wrinkles.
Here’s the scientific explanation. It’s all down to telomeres, sections at the end of your chromosomes which shorten with age. It was discovered that those experiencing long-term stress were more likely to have prematurely shortened telomeres… which means premature lines and wrinkles!
Is it Too Late?
Of course, this information is likely to be of greater use to younger people, who have yet to experience the damaging results of stress on their skin. It’s not much help to those who already have the wrinkles though!
Thankfully, there is a way to turn back time. There are a variety of cosmetic treatments that are specifically designed to eradicate lines, wrinkles and loss of volume in the skin, creating a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Treatments such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin work by freezing muscles, which creates an instantly smoother appearance. Alternatively, you can use dermal fillers such as Sculptra, Radiesse, Artefill and Restylane-Lyft to plump and freshen the skin. They’re all really quick, painless procedures; which makes it that much easier to undo the damaging effects of your stressful lifestyle.
Talk to the Experts
If you’re worried about your wrinkles, and want to find out how you can enjoy fresher, younger looking skin, simply get in touch with Midwest Medical Aesthetics today at 913 327 7175. Our team will discuss your options and recommend the best treatment for you.