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Debunking Common Skin Aging Misconceptions, Part 2

debunking skin aging misconceptions

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the common myths out there regarding skin aging and the products or treatments that can be used to limit it. While there are many such treatments and products, improper use of them or other techniques, or incorrect information on the causes of skin aging, can lead to several major concerns.

At the offices of Steven Jepson MD, we’re proud to offer not only high-quality Botox treatments, dermal fillers and laser treatments for aging skin, but also expertise on the proper uses and applications of all our treatments – plus the ability to steer you clear of common aging myths or related issues they lead to. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over some of the other misinformation you’re liable to hear about skin aging in some circles, plus set you straight so you have the proper information before speaking with Dr. Jepson or any of our other medical spa staff.

You Have No Control

While many of the myths within skin aging relate to products or treatments making claims about results they can’t necessarily back up, there are also potential issues on the other side of the spectrum. Namely, some are under the mistaken impression that no matter what you do, you cannot impact skin aging in any way.

This simply isn’t close to the truth. While certain genetic factors may play a role in skin aging, to be sure, there are numerous variables at play here, and you have control over many of them. Things like eating a great diet, reducing your stress, keeping up proper exercise and using the right targeted skincare products will all help limit the visible signs of aging, as will treatments like Botox or laser treatments.

Tanning Limits Aging

While we understand the logic here – tan skin often does look younger – it fails to account for the long-term impact of the sun, which in part one we noted is the single largest cause of aging signs on the skin. UV exposure over long periods causes major cellular damage inside the skin, so while you may look good for a few days with that new tan, you’ll be leaving the skin dehydrated and more prone to wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and other signs of aging. The only safe tan is a spray tan if you want to prevent long-term skin aging.

Anti-Aging Products Are Only for Older People

While many older individuals do utilize anti-aging skincare products and related solutions, there’s no rule that says only these people can use them. The ingredients in such products will work for everyone no matter their age, and they can be used on younger people who want to get a head start on preventing possible aging risks. Consult with Dr. Jepson or another specialist about the ideal products based on your skin tone and other factors.

For more on correcting the myths surrounding skin aging, or to learn about any of our Botox, Juvederm or other medical spa services, speak to the staff at the offices of Steven Jepson MD today.