Anti-Aging Doctor’s Tips to Prevent & Reverse Wrinkles

Look & Feel Younger with Anti Aging Doctor Nishath Hakim, MD

You’ve probably heard the old adage that “beauty is only skin deep.” But wanting to banish wrinkles in order to look more youthful is much more than a superficial concern! Studies have shown that looking younger can have a positive impact on various aspects of life, including self-confidence, social interactions, and professional opportunities.

That is why anti-aging doctor Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak offers patients an array of tools to match the vibrancy they feel on the inside with their outward appearance. In this article, we explore the science behind wrinkles, and Doctor Hakim shares expert’s tips for preventing and reversing the wrinkles and other telltale signs of aging.

Why Bother Fighting Wrinkles?

Studies have shown that individuals perceived as younger tend to be viewed as more attractive, trustworthy, and competent. This can lead to increased self-esteem, enhanced social interactions, and greater success in the workplace.

A 2018 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that individuals perceived as more attractive reported higher levels of self-esteem. This suggests that looking younger can contribute to a more positive self-image and increased confidence.

Additionally, looking younger can enhance social interactions. A 2019 study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology found that individuals perceived as younger were rated as more approachable and friendly. This can lead to improved social interactions, stronger relationships, and a greater sense of belonging.

And while you can’t put a price tag on looking youthful, in the professional sphere, looking younger can also play a role in career advancement. A 2021 study published in the journal Personnel Review found that individuals perceived as younger were rated as more competent and promotable.

What Causes Wrinkles

The natural aging process – including the decline in hormone production and exposure to sun – results in a reduction in collagen and elastin production, which are the proteins crucial for maintaining skin structure and elasticity. As these components decline, skin loses its firmness, tone, and resilience, and wrinkles form.

Facial expressions, such as smiling or frowning, lead to what are called ‘dynamic wrinkles’. Examples of dynamic wrinkles include furrow between the eyebrows when scowling, or the ‘puppet lines’ next to the mouth when you smile. However, over time, the skin’s ability to bounce back diminishes, resulting in these lines and creases becoming permanently etched into the face as ‘static wrinkles.”

As collagen diminishes, static wrinkles emerge, appearing even at rest. These are often more pronounced and may require targeted interventions for effective reduction.

Anti Aging Doctor’s Tips to Prevent Wrinkles

#1. Use Sunscreen & Avoid Sun Exposure

Sun exposure is a leading cause of premature aging. Regular use of sunscreen shields the skin from harmful UV rays, preventing collagen breakdown and the formation of fine lines. Anti aging doctors universally emphasize the paramount importance of sunscreen in wrinkle prevention.

#2. Moisturize & Hydrate:

Adequate hydration and moisturization are essential for maintaining skin health. Well-hydrated skin is plump and supple, this prevents the development of dynamic lines that can lead to permanent static wrinkles and creases. Sufficient hydration also helps flush skin-damaging toxins and free radicals from the body to protect the skin from harm.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to stay hydrated from the inside. And visit Dr. Hakim’s Fullscript online store for a curated collection of safe, natural, affordable, and effective skin care products that moisturize from the outside in.

#3. BHRT Hormone Balancing to Prevent Wrinkles for Skin Health

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) isn’t just for addressing internal health concerns. The protein building blocks of healthy skin – including collagen and elastin – rely on balanced hormone levels for synthesis.

More specifically, a decline in estrogen levels directly correlates to decreased production of collagen and elastin. According to clinical study published Dermatology Online Journal (2019), this leads to deeper and more prominent wrinkles.

Dr. Hakim incorporates BHRT into anti aging strategies and treatment plans, recognizing its role in overall health as well as improving skin health.

#4. Nutrition and Supplements to Prevent Skin Health

You are what you eat, as they say! But with busy lifestyles it is often difficult to get a balanced diet rich in the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that supports overall skin health.

Dr. Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak can provide personalized nutritional guidance for skin health. And she and can recommend the best supplements to enhance skin vitality, available from her online FullScript store.

#5. Botox & Xeomin Can Actually Prevent Wrinkles!

Contrary to popular belief, Botox and Xeomin aren’t solely for addressing existing wrinkles. When strategically administered, both Botox and Xeomin treatments can prevent the formation of wrinkles! By relaxing facial muscles, Botox and Xeomin stop dynamic wrinkles and ‘expression lines” from occurring – which prevents permanent, static wrinkles from becoming etched in the face.

Dr. Hakim utilizes his expertise to customize treatments that preserve natural facial expressions while proactively preventing lines and wrinkles.

Anti Aging Doctor’s Tips to Reverse Wrinkles

It’s never to late to take these preventative steps. But if wrinkles and lines have already added some years to your appearance, it’s not to late to reverse them!

#1. Botox & Xeomin Erase Wrinkles & Creases

Botox and Xeomin stand as powerful tools in the arsenal against wrinkles. Dr. Hakim skillfully utilizes these neurotoxins to target and relax specific muscles responsible for wrinkles. By temporarily paralyzing these muscles, these treatments smooth out existing lines – especially in the forehead, between the eyes, and on the outside corners of the eyes (aka ‘crows’ feet’).

Dr. Hakim’s skilled and meticulous approach to Botox ensures a natural, youthful look while still preserving facial expressions – so you always look younger but never look ‘frozen’.

#2. Dermal Fillers Reduce Wrinkles & Lines

Dermal fillers are a cornerstone in Dr. Hakim’s anti-aging toolkit, offering a non-surgical solution to restore volume, plump sagging contours, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and folds. Dr. Hakim specializes in the Juvéderm and Restylane families of dermal fillers, tailoring each patient’s treatments to address their specific, unique concerns.

Both the Juvéderm and Restylane Family of Fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (“HA”) – a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the body. HA has the capacity to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This remarkable water-binding ability contributes to the hydrating and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid when injected into the skin – adding volume and structure to the skin, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

And because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, it is well-tolerated by most people, and allergic reactions or other side effects are exceedingly rare. HA fillers also provide long-lasting wrinkle reduction results, with some formulas lasting up to 2 years or longer.

#3. PRP Microneedling to Reduce Wrinkles

Cellular Rejuvenation is the newest technology available at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak to help unveiling radiant, wrinkle-free skin.  Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), derived from the patient’s own blood, is rich in growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin production.

When combined with microneedling, this treatment enhances skin texture, reduces fine lines, and promotes a natural glow. Dr. Hakim’s meticulous approach ensures the rejuvenation of skin at a cellular level, unveiling a refreshed and radiant complexion.

Anti Aging Doctor Nishath Hakim, MD in Royal Oak

Dr. Nishath Hakim at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak offers an array of cutting-edge treatments to both prevent new wrinkles from forming – and reverse wrinkles you already have – to reveal timeless beauty. By addressing the root causes of aging and employing a combination of medical expertise and advanced treatments, Dr. Hakim tailors anti-aging plans to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Dr. Hakim’s commitment to natural health and vitality ensures that every patient not only feels their best – but also looks their most radiant and youthful. Schedule an appointment with anti aging doctor Nishath Hakim, MD at Prosperity Health in Royal Oak and she will help you find the solution for wrinkles and other signs of aging – so you can live with confidence and vigor at every age.

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