4 Anti-Aging Secrets That Actually Work: Wrinkles: Skincare Advice: Cosmetics Expert




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Erase Those Unsightly Spots

Most of us will deal with brown spots and red marks at some point in our lives (and some of us more often than others). Whatever the type of discoloration, now is not the time for subtlety—look to super-powered treatments that contain ingredients proven to brighten and fade hyperpigmentation and inflammation.

The spot-treatment route: Our most powerful product to date, the Resist 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment, packs a serious punch that treats brown spots (and red marks) fast. Dab it on nightly and see spots go—even the stubborn ones.

Avoid a re-run of your uneven skin tone by wearing an SPF 30+ every day—no, really every day—to keep discolorations from coming back. If you prefer the “naked face” feel, try the light-as-water Resist Youth Extending Daily Fluid SPF 50. Looking for an uber-rich formula? Try the incredibly emollient Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30—also perfect for those with dry & sensitive skin, too.

Retinol Wants You to Have Firmer Skin

Skin loses that coveted firm, smooth look as collagen begins to breakdown—which is usually the result of unprotected sun exposure, irritating products, bad habits like smoking or a damaged skin barrier. Look to retinol for its undisputed MVP status as an anti-aging ingredient, hard earned due to its near unequalled ability to treat multiple signs of aging. Want to know more about this ingredient? Check out our article, “Retinol for Anti-Aging.”

The powerhouse retinol product: For more advanced signs of aging (like deep wrinkles), Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment rivals prescription retinoid results—yet goes above and beyond with added vitamin C, peptides, anti-inflammatory and reparative ingredients.

If you prefer the slow and steady route (or are new to retinol), use the Clinical 1% a few times a week mixed into your nighttime moisturizer. After 1-2 weeks, try using it more frequently and see how your skin responds. Double duty bonus: This product works to reduce signs of adult acne, too!

How to Get Your Glow Back

If you’re not using a daily AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid) exfoliant, now is the time to start. Both gradually (and gently) remove the layers of built-up skin for a complexion- renewing result. In time, they’ll help improve collagen production for firmer skin. Both AHA and BHA exfoliants reduce signs of aging and discolorations, so use these tips to determine which is right for you:

A daily BHA is best for you if…

you’re dealing with clogged pores of any kind—blackheads, blemishes, enlarged pores. If you have dry skin and pores-gone-wild, try a moisturizing lotion BHA (likewise, a liquid BHA is excellent for oily or combination skin).

A daily AHA is best for you if

…clogged pores aren’t the issue (lucky you). For those who are only dealing with surface-level concerns—think dry skin and sun damage—an AHA may be all that you need! Try a lightweight lotion AHA for sheer moisture and a healthier glow.

You Might Need an Eye Cream After All

While it’s true that no product can “cure” dark circles or puffiness, there is something you can do about the dry, dull and flaky skin that’s aging your eye area. A rich, balm-like cream loaded with skin-reparative ingredients will temporarily plump and brighten skin + give a tired eye area the moisture it needs to look supple and young again.

Consider the Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream, our richest moisturizing treatment ever! It’s smooth, balm texture works fast to replenish even the driest, dullest skin and steadily improves multiple signs of aging, including sun damage and loss of firmness.

For daytime, don’t forget that eye area needs sun protection too. Sun damage is a contributing factor to making dark circles worse, not to mention it is the #1 cause of wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Bottom Line

Patience is a virtue, but patience doesn’t know anything about wrinkles. Using the tips above will provide results for your most frustrating age-related skin concerns faster than you thought possible. Just remember: The path to smoother, younger and healthier skin is paved with daily broad-spectrum sun protection. Without that core step, nothing else you do to reduce signs of aging matters; even the best products won’t overcome the type of damage that UV rays can dish out.

The Best Skin of Your Life Starts Here: The same type of in-depth research used to create this article is also used to formulate Paula’s Choice Skincare products. You’ll find products for all skin types and a range of concerns, from acne and sensitive skin to wrinkles, pores, and sun damage. With Paula’s Choice Skincare, you can get (and keep) the best skin of your life! Learn more at Shop Paula’s Choice.

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Woman’s powerful post about anti-aging going viral


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

A brave, honest post about beauty and aging is going viral with four little but impactful words resonating with women across the world.Aging is a privilege.

The story starts when one woman named Annick is approached by a beauty rep at an airport kiosk in Canada who was trying to sell her an anti-aging cream.
He takes aim at the fact that she’s aging – whatever that means – and pitches her products for wrinkles, smiles lines and undereye bags.Her response is golden.

“What’s wrong with my eyes? I have a miracle baby at home and haven’t slept in 2 years, so if I have bags I am grateful to have them, and my husband and I laugh a lot. Those are his fault. He loves how I look… I don’t think I need your cream,” she writes.

She proceeds to remind him that she loves how she looks and will continue to do so at any age, adding that “this is the face my children and my husband love. I think I’ll keep it.”

So far, her post has been shared close to 30,000 times

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How to select anti-aging skin care products

Dermatologists share their insider tips

Shopping for an anti-aging skin care product can feel like hit-or-miss experience. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know which products to choose. These dermatologists’ tips can help you shop with confidence.

  1. Start with sunscreen and moisturizer: Dermatologists agree that sunscreen and moisturizer are the two most-effective anti-aging products you can buy. Using these every day can make a noticeable difference.
  2. When shopping for sunscreen, select one that offers all of the following:
  • Broad spectrum
  • SPF 30 (or higher)
  • Water resistance

An anti-aging moisturizer helps to minimize fine lines. It is so effective that moisturizer is the secret ingredient in many anti-aging products.

Using a moisturizer with sunscreen is fine. Just be sure that the product offers broad-spectrum coverage and an SPF of 30 or higher.

If you will spend time outdoors during the day, you should apply a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30 (or higher), and water resistance. Be sure to reapply your sunscreen every two hours while outdoors.

  1. Treat your #1 aging-skin concern: Give sunscreen and moisturizer a few weeks to work. Then look at your skin. Is there still a sign of aging that bothers you?By focusing on one concern, such as wrinkles or dark spots, you’ll get the best results. Look for a product that targets your concern. There are two reasons for this:
  • No product can treat all signs of skin aging.
  • Using more than one anti-aging product in a few days or weeks can irritate the skin, making you look older.
  1. Buy a product formulated for your skin type: Your sunscreen, moisturizer, and other anti-aging skin care products will work best if they are formulated for your skin type. For example, if your skin tends to be oily, select a moisturizer made for oily skin. If you have sensitive skin, you want to see the words “sensitive skin” on the label.
  2. This is important because no one product works for everyone.

    • Hypoallergenic (The product can still cause an allergic reaction, but there is less risk.)

    • Non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic (does not cause acne)

    • Consumer hotline (to contact for questions)

  3. Read product labels and select a product that offers all of the following:

    TIP: “Clinically proven” means that the product was given to consumers to try. It does not mean the product underwent clinical trials and received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

  4. Have realistic expectations: Exaggerated promises, such as look 10 years younger overnight or quickly reduces all signs of aging, are too good to be true. It’s important to remember that anti-aging skin care products deliver modest results. You cannot get the results of a facelift from a cream.Maximize the results you see
    Once you’ve selected a product, you can maximize its effectiveness by following tips that dermatologists share with their patients.

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  5. Select a product within your price range: It’s human nature to think that the more expensive the product, the better the results. Effective anti-aging products come in all price ranges.
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Top 10 Anti-aging Tips | HowStuffWorks

If your aim is to be lively and robust in your 80s and 90s, you’ll need to learn some anti-aging secrets that focus on the mind, body and spirit. You are an integrated model — there are many aspects of a healthy life that rely on each other. Anecdotal information and science have both shown this to be true [source: Luskin]. Crush the spirit and the body will follow. Stimulate the mind and your mood will lighten. Exercise the body and your mind will be sharper. In many ways, these anti-aging tips are interdependent.

It is true that one of the biggest keys to a long and healthy life is choosing your parents wisely. That, of course, isn’t truly a choice, but an acknowledgment of the enormous role that heredity plays in health. But you’re not a slave to your family’s past. New research shows that the brain has an amazing amount of plasticity [source: Doidge]. Impending health conditions can be planned for and bypassed (sometimes literally). Even mood and perspective can be relearned and practiced for stress-avoidance. What does stress avoidance have to do with it? Basically, it enhances cognitive ability — that is, it keeps your brain sharp [source: Judge and Barish-Wreden]. But more on that later.

You can play a role in the length and quality of your life. You just have to learn how — and take action. On the following pages, discover 10 techniques for maintaining your youth and health as you age.

Can Humans Extend Their Lives By 30 Years with Anti-Aging Drugs? : Health & Medicine : Nature World News


By John Rosca

Jul 08, 2016 03:15 AM EDT

Scientist Identifies Happiest Day of YearHumans in the developed world already live to a ripe old age. Can they live longer… possibly 30 years longer? Has the first person to reach the age of 150 years already been born? Some scientists believe so.
(Photo : Christopher Furlong / Staff)

Has the first human being who will live to 150 already been born? Back in 2000, anti-aging researcher Steven Austad bet another academic real money that someone born that year would live to see 2150. New anti-aging drugs that may soon come out may help him win his bet.

Austad made the wager with gerontologist S. Jay Olshansky, and they pooled $300 into an investment account that will not pay off until 2150, when the $300 will have ballooned to an estimated $500 million – a fortune that will go to the winner’s descendants. Mainebiz caught up with Austad at an anti-aging conference and found him waxing optimistic that the odds were in his favor.

“The average life expectancy in the United States is 79 now. It would need to be 103.4 in 2150 for that one person to reach 150,” said Austad, who went on to clarify that he considered that to be a realistic prospect.
There’s reason to believe that Austad is right. Scientists have already managed to greatly expand the lifespans of animals in the laboratory in a number of different drug trials. Still, the bigger test is yet to come, and the question is, will drugs that work for mice prove similarly effective in humans?

Among the more promising drugs to fight aging are metformin and nicotinamide riboside. Metformin is already in common use as a drug to treat Type II diabetes, but researchers have observed that it has effects that may be able to slow aging in humans.

The Albany Daily Star says a Cardiff University study has found that diabetics on metformin live eight years longer (on average) than non-diabetics, adding: “Its effect on the body is to release more oxygen into cells, which is believed to increase both their durability and longevity.”

Metformin research on lab mice has shown that the drug can lengthen their lives by as much as 40 percent. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an upcoming clinical trial, Targeting Aging With Metformin (TAME), that will be conducted on 3,000 persons of ages 70 to 80.

Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is another drug that may aid human longevity. Wired reports that it is already attracting controversy for being an ingredient in the “Basis” dietary supplement made by the company Elysium – which has yet to conclude trials to test the drug’s efficacy in humans.

That aside, research has shown that NR has the ability to revitalize stem cells in mice, leading to better cell regeneration in their muscle tissue, according to a EurekAlert article from the école Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Such a restorative effect may safeguard the body against the aging process.

EPFL professor Johan Auwerx, M.D., Ph.D., led the team that worked on the NR research. He says in the article, “We are not talking about introducing foreign substances into the body but rather restoring the body’s ability to repair itself with a product that can be taken with food.”

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Resveratrol’s anti-aging potential gets a boost

  • The plant extract resveratrol, found in red wine, has been found to improve metabolic function and blood pressure in obese men.

The plant extract resveratrol, found in red wine, has been found to improve… (Evans Caglage/Dallas Morning…)

Resveratrol, the plant compound found in red wine and reputed to have anti-aging effects, including protection against cancer and diabetes, has just had a “told-you-so” moment.

Resveratrol’s discoverer, the embattled Harvard professor who hopes it will point the way to new anti-aging drugs, long argued that the phytonutrient worked its magic by “turning on” the SIRT1 gene. The SIRT1 gene, one of a family of genes, the Sirtuins, is believed to control the good function and longevity of cells and, in turn, of their host.

But Harvard professor David Sinclair’s critics argued, in effect, that the SIRT1 gene was not the lock for which Resveratrol was the key. Rather, they said, Resveratrol had its effect by a somewhat less magical route: it turned up the activity of an important metabolic sensor called the AMP-activated protein kinase. Some even argued that outside the test tube, Resveratrol loses its anti-aging power of cells completely.

By breeding a mouse that can live without the SIRT1 gene, Sinclair showed otherwise. His study is published in the journal Cell Metabolism. Mice who lacked the SIRT1 gene got no benefit from Resveratrol. But those that had the gene responded to Resveratrol with improved vascular and metabolic function, reduced inflammation and overall, cells that use fuel and clean up waste more efficiently. Even chubby mice responded to Resveratrol with improved function.

Researchers Study 3 Promising Anti-Aging Therapies

The majority of older Americans live out their final years with at least one or two chronic ailments, such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or stroke. The longer their body clock ticks, the more disabling conditions they face. Doctors and drug companies traditionally treat each of these aging-related diseases as it arises. But a small group of scientists have begun championing a bold new approach. They think it is possible to stop or even rewind the body’s internal chronometer so that all these diseases will arrive later or not at all.

Studies of centenarians suggest the feat is achievable. Most of these individuals live that long because they have somehow avoided most of the diseases that burden other folks in their 70s and 80s, says Nir Barzilai, director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Nor does a centenarian’s unusual longevity result in an end-of-life decline that lasts longer than anyone else’s. In fact, Barzilai notes, research on hundreds of “super agers” suggests exactly the opposite. For them, illness typically starts later and arrives closer to the end. “They live, live, live and then die one day,” he says.

Researchers have already developed various techniques to increase the life span of yeast, worms, flies, rats and perhaps monkeys. Adapting these measures to people seems like the next logical step. “There’s an emerging consensus that it’s time to take what we’ve learned from aging [research] and begin to translate that into helping humans,” says Brian Kennedy, CEO and president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, an independent research group in Novato, Calif.

Delaying the aging process by even a few years could offer enormous social benefits as populations around the globe grow increasingly older. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that one in five Americans will be older than 65 by 2030—up from one in seven in 2014. In 2013 an estimated 44 million people around the world suffered from dementia. That number is expected to jump to nearly 76 million in 2030 and 135 million in 2050—with not nearly enough younger people in a position to be able to take care of them.

Among the handful of approaches that researchers are studying, three stand out. Still unclear: whether the potential benefits outweigh the risks of the treatments.

Evidence
Of course, to conclusively determine whether a treatment works, investigators need a definition of aging and a way to measure the process. They have neither. If a kidney cell divided yesterday, is it one day old or as old as the person in whom it resides? Still, research over the past decade has offered several hints that the damaging aspects of aging—however you define it—can be slowed.

In a 2005 study, Thomas Rando, director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Stanford University, showed that an elderly mouse whose bloodstream was surgically linked to a young mouse recovered its youthful wound-healing powers. Somehow the older rodent’s stem cells, which are responsible for replacing damaged cells, became more effective at giving rise to new tissue. Harvard University biologist Amy Wagers has since found a protein, dubbed GDF11, in the blood that may have contributed to the faster healing. Her experiments, published in Science in 2014, found more of the protein in younger mice than in older ones; when injected in older mice, GDF11 appeared to restore muscles to their youthful structure and strength. A new study, in Cell Metabolism, calls that finding into question, however, suggesting that GDF11 increases with age (and may even inhibit muscle restoration) and that some other factor must make the cells act younger.

A second approach consists of examining about 20 currently existing medications and nutritional supplements at a level of detail that has never before been possible to see whether they might actually affect the aging process. For example, researchers at Cardiff University in Wales and their colleagues reported in 2014 that patients with type 2 diabetes who took the drug metformin lived, on average, 15 percent longer than a group of healthy people who did not suffer from the metabolic disorder but were similar in nearly all other respects. Scientists speculate that metformin interferes with a normal aging process, called glycation, in which glucose combines with proteins and other important molecules, gumming up their normal workings. The metformin finding is particularly striking because people who have diabetes, even if it is well controlled, typically have somewhat shorter life spans than their healthy counterparts.

Meanwhile, in a study of 218 adults published late last year in Science Translational Medicine researchers at pharmaceutical company Novartis showed that a compound called everolimus, which is chemically similar to rapamycin (a drug used to prevent kidney rejection in transplants), improved the effectiveness of the flu shot in people older than 65.

As individuals age, their immune systems do not mount as strong an antibody response to the inactivated virus in the vaccine as they once did; thus, older people are more likely to get sick if they later encounter a real flu virus. Tests showed that study patients given everolimus had a higher concentration of germ-fighting antibodies in their blood than their untreated counterparts. Investigators interpreted this finding as a sign that the drug had rejuvenated the subjects’ immune systems.

As with any drug, side effects were an issue. Members of the treated group were more likely to develop ulcers in their mouth, which may limit the widespread usefulness of the medication for treating aging. Cost may be another factor; everolimus, which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its cancer-fighting properties, costs more than $7,000 a month at doses appropriate for cancer. Not yet known: how much everolimus would cost and how long it would be needed, if used as an antiaging drug.

Nevertheless, the results support the idea that aging can be slowed. Indeed, everolimus and other rapamycinlike drugs have been shown to dramatically extend the life span of mice, preventing diseases such as cancer and reversing age-related changes to the blood, liver, metabolism and immune system.

A third, completely different approach involves diet. Restricting the consumption of calories was long ago shown to help mice to live longer. Whether limiting food intake (without causing malnutrition) might benefit humans as well is not so clear. For one thing, very few people can or want to maintain such low-calorie diets for the decades needed to prove definitively that this approach works. But it may turn out that such drastic steps are unnecessary. Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California, has shown that he can extend the life span of mice merely by limiting their food on alternate days or by cutting down on the amount of protein they consume. Such intermittent fasting may turn out to be more palatable for people, although its benefits remain unproved.

Living longer may come with trade-offs. Making old cells young again will mean they will start dividing again. Controlled cell division equals youthfulness; uncontrolled cell division equals cancer. But at the moment, scientists are not sure if they can do one without the other.

Figuring out the right timing for treatment is also complicated. If the goal is to prevent multiple diseases of aging, do you start your antiaging therapies when the first disease hits? The second? “Once you’re broken, it’s really hard to put you back together. It’s going to be easier to keep people healthy,” Kennedy says. So it probably makes more sense to start treatment years earlier, during a healthy middle age. But the research needed to prove that supposition would take decades.

If various diseases can be pushed off, the next obvious question is by how long. James Kirkland, who directs the Mayo Clinic’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging in Rochester, Minn., says it will take at least another 20 years of study to answer that question. Scientists have successfully extended the life span of worms eightfold and added a year of life to three-year-old lab mice. Would these advances translate into an 80-year-old person living five or six centuries or even an extra 30 years? Or would they get just one more year? Life extension in people is likely to be more modest than in yeast, worms, flies or mice, Rando says. Previous research has suggested that lower-order creatures benefit the most from longevity efforts—with yeast, for instance, deriving a greater benefit in caloric-restriction experiments than mammals. “The closer you get to humans, the smaller the effect” on life span, he says. And what magnitude of benefit would someone need to justify taking—and paying for—such a treatment? “Do you take a drug your whole life hoping to live 4 percent longer or 7 percent longer?” Rando asks.

What, if anything, do antiaging investigators themselves do to try to slow their own aging? The half a dozen scientists interviewed for this article all said that they make concerted efforts to extend their own life span. One was grateful for a diagnosis of prediabetes, which meant a legitimate prescription for metformin. The research is getting so solid, Kennedy says, that he is having a tougher time convincing himself not to take some drugs than to take them.

All the experts say they try to live healthy lives, aside from enduring high-pressured jobs. They try to get close to eight hours of sleep, eat moderate amounts of nutritious foods and get lots of exercise. None of them smokes. Most Americans, unfortunately, do not follow such healthy habits. The greatest irony would be to discover that a pill is not, in the end, any more effective than the healthy habits we already ignore.

Miami Anti Aging & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) – Stop Aging Doctors in Miami


 

To Optimize Your Hormones, You Should Consult with the Most Highly Trained Anti Aging Doctors in Miami

Bioidentical Hormones - Are they Right For You?

All medicine requires extensive training, balancing hormones especially, and this isn’t something traditionally taught in medical school. The physicians of BodyLogicMD are all required to undergo extensive training as well as complete the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine focused solely on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. There is no other team that all meets the standard of BodyLogicMD physicians – Join over 16,000 patients who are experiencing the difference that BHRT can make.  Make sure you see only the best anti aging doctors in Miami

Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Contact Anti Aging Doctors in Miami

Almost all of us over the age of 40 (and in many cases over 30) begin to experience hormone imbalance. Over our lifetime, we are exposed to environmental and dietary toxins, which contribute to the natural decline of hormones as we age. In order to balance your hormones for optimal health and wellness, it is critical to be evaluated by a highly trained physician – including comprehensive lab testing and in depth initial questionnaires – prior to creating a personalized treatment plan.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for You?

Many factors can contribute to conditions and diseases that can occur at any stage in life, resulting from an imbalance of hormones:

As a result of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as the classic symptoms of aging:

If symptoms like these have begun to affect your quality of life, you could be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Consult the Experts in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

There is a reason the anti-aging doctors in florida are the most sought-after in the industry. Our network of experienced physicians is routinely inundated with the latest technology, cutting-edge research and superior education available. Every bioidentical hormone doctor in florida completes over 200 hours of advanced training with the American Academy of Anti- Aging and Regenerative Medicine to join and maintain their status within the network. When you become a patient, you receive the dedicated attention of an expert practitioner. Your questions about your condition, anti aging goals, treatment plan, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are reviewed and thoroughly addressed during one-on-one consultations with your practitioner. Your practitioner will partner with you throughout every step of your journey to help you achieve optimal health and reach your wellness goals.

What are bioidentical hormone therapy services?

  • A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
  • Testing – saliva, urine and/or blood laboratory analysis
  • Natural hormone balancing
  • Ongoing evaluations
  • Quality compounded pharmacy
  • Highest quality supplements
  • Fitness programs
  • Nutrition planning
  • Stress reduction plans

The good news, for both men and women, is that hormone loss and imbalance is easily correctable. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, using saliva, urine and/or blood analysis, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormone needs.

Initial consultations with a physician near you range from $395-$595. Get started today by Contacting a Physician below.

 

 

 

 

Florida Anti Aging & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)


To Optimize Your Hormones, You Should Consult with the Most Highly Trained Anti Aging Doctors in Florida

Bioidentical Hormones - Are they Right For You?All medicine requires extensive training, balancing hormones especially, and this isn’t something traditionally taught in medical school. The physicians of BodyLogicMD are all required to undergo extensive training as well as complete the Fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine focused solely on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. There is no other team that all meets the standard of BodyLogicMD physicians – Join over 16,000 patients who are experiencing the difference that BHRT can make.  Make sure you see only the best anti aging doctors in florida

Who needs Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Contact Anti Aging Doctors in Florida

Almost all of us over the age of 40 (and in many cases over 30) begin to experience hormone imbalance. Over our lifetime, we are exposed to environmental and dietary toxins, which contribute to the natural decline of hormones as we age. In order to balance your hormones for optimal health and wellness, it is critical to be evaluated by a highly trained physician – including comprehensive lab testing and in depth initial questionnaires – prior to creating a personalized treatment plan.

Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for You?

Many factors can contribute to conditions and diseases that can occur at any stage in life, resulting from an imbalance of hormones:

As a result of hormone imbalance related to these conditions, you may be experiencing one or a combination of what have become known as the classic symptoms of aging:

If symptoms like these have begun to affect your quality of life, you could be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Consult the Experts in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

There is a reason the anti-aging doctors in florida are the most sought-after in the industry. Our network of experienced physicians is routinely inundated with the latest technology, cutting-edge research and superior education available. Every bioidentical hormone doctor in florida completes over 200 hours of advanced training with the American Academy of Anti- Aging and Regenerative Medicine to join and maintain their status within the network. When you become a patient, you receive the dedicated attention of an expert practitioner. Your questions about your condition, anti aging goals, treatment plan, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are reviewed and thoroughly addressed during one-on-one consultations with your practitioner. Your practitioner will partner with you throughout every step of your journey to help you achieve optimal health and reach your wellness goals.

What are bioidentical hormone therapy services?

  • A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
  • Testing – saliva, urine and/or blood laboratory analysis
  • Natural hormone balancing
  • Ongoing evaluations
  • Quality compounded pharmacy
  • Highest quality supplements
  • Fitness programs
  • Nutrition planning
  • Stress reduction plans

The good news, for both men and women, is that hormone loss and imbalance is easily correctable. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, using saliva, urine and/or blood analysis, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormone needs.

Initial consultations with a physician near you range from $395-$595. Get started today by Contacting a Physician below.

Best Anti-Aging Ingredients – Anti-Aging Beauty Ingredients


Best Anti-Aging Ingredients – Anti-Aging Beauty Ingredient

A handy cheat sheet explaining the key players that help you look younger.

Best Anti-Aging Ingredients – Anti-Aging Beauty Ingredient

By Andrea Cheng

Retinol
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, making it a milder version of retinoids (a prescription-only wrinkle fighter). While it takes several weeks to see results, retinol is the most effective over-the-counter anti-aging ingredient when it comes to “smoothing wrinkles, unclogging pores, lightening superficial brown spots, and improving the texture of the skin,” says Amy Wechsler, New York City dermatologist. Because of retinol’s potency, skin irritation is common, especially in direct sunlight. Apply retinol-based products at night on dry skin to avoid sensitivity and be sure to apply a moisturizer with SPF every morning.

Niacinamide
If you have dark spots resulting from acne scars, sun damage, or old age, lighten them with niacinamade, a vitamin-B3 derivative that prevents melanin, or pigmentation, from rising to the surface. “It may help to improve the skin’s moisture barrier and collagen production, all of which reverses the appearance of sun damage,” says Wechsler. Plus, it’s known to reduce inflammation, and even acne.

Hyaluronic Acid
Though you probably associate the word “acid” with harsh and abrasive, hyaluronic acid is the exact opposite. It’s a humectant, meaning that it draws out water from the air and dermis (the skin that lies below the surface). Look for a lotion that contains hyaluronic acid, “which can add to the moisturizer’s hydrating qualities, and may even spur new collagen production,” says Wechsler.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids
Unlike hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs for short) are exfoliators that gently dissolve the “glue” that holds surface skin cells together, letting the dead ones slough away to reveal youthful looking skin. This process encourages cell turnover, which typically slows with age. Getting rid of dead skin also lets moisturizers, serums, and skin treatments penetrate the skin and work more effectively. But look for products with no more than 8 percent AHAs. “In high concentrations, AHAs can help fade brown spots and fine wrinkles, but they make skin extra sensitive to the sun,” says Wechsler.

L-ascorbic acid
L-ascorbic acid is just a fancy word for “vitamin C.” Though vitamin C is a good-for-you ingredient that helps boost the immune system, it’s a little more complex when skincare is involved. Think of vitamin C as a wild card — extremely volatile and unstable. “When exposed to air, it undergoes oxidation and becomes ineffective,” says Wechsler. When vitamin C is stable and good, it’s really good. It’s an important antioxidant that helps build collagen, reduce inflammation, and promote elasticity to plump up skin. But how can you tell if vitamin C in a product is stable? Look for “L-ascorbic acid” in the ingredient list.

Avobenzone
If there’s one skincare product to swear by, it’s a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Avobenzone is a common chemical ingredient in sunscreen that blocks UVA rays. It’s often paired with benzophenone-3 or oxybenzone to shield against UVB rays. For maximum protection, apply a chemical sunscreen directly on skin before serum, lotion, or makeup. Hate the thought of chemicals? Go for a mineral block that contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, suggests Wechsler. But because of its chalky texture and shield-like barrier, a mineral block should be applied last, after serum and moisturizer.

Antioxidants
Slow down the clock with an antioxidant-packed skin saver. “Antioxidants help prevent and repair damage to your body tissue by encouraging cell growth,” says Wechsler. More importantly, they neutralize free radicals (unstable, damaging molecules in your body caused by elements such as sunlight, smoke, and pollution). The most popular antioxidants include vitamins C and E, pomegranate, green tea, and coffeeberry extracts.

Originally published February 15, 2013

 

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