30-year old male, what to do to slow down aging?
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30-year old male, what to do to slow down aging?
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Eye bags are not age-related can be treated at a younger age, and other non-surgical treatments can be done for early aging
I can give you some guidance with this question in the absence of a photo, but I think some general rules of thumb apply in facial aging. I’ve been practicing over 20 years in Manhattan and Long Island, and I’m a cosmetic surgeon, Board-certified by the American board of cosmetic surgery. I’m also a Fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon so I can also talk to you about ways I deal about facial aging related to under eye bags, and other facial aging changes.
When it comes to anti-aging or the slowing of the aging process, I also want to think first holistically about what accelerates aging. Just think about stressors: lack of sleep, poor diet, toxins such as smoking, and excess sunlight. The foundation is to take good care of yourself and your health, and do all those things intentionally good for your body.
Under eye bags are one of the most common problems we deal with in our practice because they transcend age, gender, and ethnicity, so it can occur at very young ages. We’ve operated patients as young as in their teen years, and much older into the 80s and beyond. If the bags in your eyes are persistent and significant, performing a procedure for under eye bags is fairly straightforward, depending on the degree of the under eye bags. For example, if a person has mild under eye bags, I can actually camouflage them with the non-surgical placement of a filler like Restylane, and combine it with a metabolic treatment called platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The idea is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) which is derived from your own blood, which is a concentration of wound healing growth factors released when you have a cut. Basically we separate out the key elements and inject it under the skin to help stimulate collagen, improve discolorations, dark under eye circles, and works in synergy with a filler like Restylane.
If your bags are more significant, then the option of a surgical procedure becomes relevant. For a younger man 30-years-old like yourself, we do something called transconjunctival blepharoplasty. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty means we address the fat packets from the inside, from behind the eyelid without any outside incision or scar. It’s a very popular procedure in our practice we do every week, which has a dramatic effect in the overall appearance. It is fantastic not to have under eye bags.
For other issues, there are ways to be proactive and sometimes it does make sense to do things such as Botox™, or hyaluronic acid fillers. In general, I think you can be measured and careful about how much you invest into these type of services. Think about doing things holistically, and then a little Botox™, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and the periodic use of injectables, and something good for your skin such as microdermabrasion. In our practice, we use something called Hydrafacial which is a glycolic acid-based method of technology using water to help exfoliate and stimulate the skin.
I think you need to meet with some doctors, and learn about the options so you will figure out what makes sense for you in terms of outcome and budget. I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck and thank you for your question!
Sounds like you are doing several, very effective interventions to prevent and slow the aging process. As stated below, without a picture it’s hard to advise. However, when we have patients in our office that are in their late 20's/early 30's, we will often recommend a series of Clear and Brilliant laser treatments for early signs of aging, as well as prevention. Also, we have the Venus Viva fractional radiofrequency treatment, which we might consider for skin resurfacing. I would also suggest adding to that skin care regimen, we would advise you on this. You are likely not ready for an Ultherapy quite yet, unless you have premature laxity. Schedule an appointment with a reputable practice that has multiple devices, as well as experienced injectors. They will be able to advise you most effectively.
Dr. Grant Stevens
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Best of luck! If you have any further questions, be sure to contact your board-certified plastic surgeon.
You show commitment to keeping your face looking youthful, which makes you an ideal patient to me.
My recommendation is to find a facial plastic surgeon who you trust and have good communication with. An initial consultation and regular visits to your surgeon is the best thing to do to make sure you continue to do what's best for your face. We are lucky to have a myriad of products, procedures, and surgeries to address many different types of facial aging. As we get older, our trouble spots and priorities change. A surgeon who knows your face as well as you do will be your best ally. He/she can give you guidance and advice as to what will work best for you. It's also a lot of fun to have a great doctor-patient relationship that lasts for a long time.
Best of luck!
Options for rejuvenated skin
Facial Aging and Lasers like Fraxel/Clear + Brilliant, RF like VIVA, Peels, Fillers, Skin Care, Face Lift, Fat Injections
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