Many people recognize the fact that there are both genetic and environmental factors that contribute to the way they age. While they cannot necessarily control their genetics, many people take to altering their lifestyles in order to enter their middle ages more gracefully. Dr. Kevin Sadati wants Orange County patients to recognize that there are foods that are beneficial for the aging process, but at the same time there are foods that people should avoid as they are known to cause wrinkles and expedite the aging process.
Foods that Expedite the Aging Process
Salt and High-Sodium FoodsSalt is known for its ability to dehydrate the body. When the body is dehydrated and has too much sodium in it, lines and wrinkles will form on the face sooner because the face is quite literally drying out. Note that many pre-packaged food products have a lot of sodium in them. Instead of opting for convenience, choose instead to make a home-cooked meal with natural ingredients in order to avoid consuming too much sodium.
Caffeinated BeveragesCaffeinated beverages such as coffee or soda should be consumed in moderation. There are many health benefits when moderating or limiting the amount of caffeine a person drinks, but they will also notice benefits when it comes to the aging process. Caffeine has the same effect as sodium on the skin and is known to dry skin. This allows wrinkles to form sooner rather than later on the patient. Coffee, in particular, is known to make patients appear old and feel tired.
Sugary Treats and Artificially-Sweetened ProductsConsuming too much natural sugar leads to inflammation in the body and can make wrinkles form quickly on the skin. Artificial sweeteners, which are included in many processed treats or low-sugar options, are particularly detrimental. They are known to cause joint pain and in addition, make people crave more real sugar.
AlcoholAlcohol is particularly bad for the skin as it diminishes the amount of collagen in the body. People who drink too much, too often are more opt to have swelling in their face, as well as puff, red skin. This makes a person appear older than they really are, so it’s important to consume alcohol in moderation.
Patients who are interested in combating their aging symptoms with cosmetic surgery have plenty of options. Dr. Kevin Sadati often recommends that people who are looking for more permanent results opt for the traditional facelift procedure. However, many patients are looking for a quick fix to their problems. In these situations, Dr. Kevin Sadati recommends the non-surgical facelift procedure. During this in-office procedure, Dr. Kevin Sadati injects dermal fillers such as Botox into the person’s face in order to combat the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The results are instantaneous, and patients walk away enjoying their new look immediately. However, this is a temporary procedure they will have to return for touch-up procedures every 6-9 months in order.