What 2016 Taught Us About Anti-Aging

Whether you loved it or hated it, 2016 was a pretty big year—and with it came a few new discoveries about anti-aging. Cosmetic Surgery Times recently highlighted the “Biggest Anti-Aging A-ha’s of 2016,” and we wanted to share a few of the more interesting with you .

That nose droop may be an illusion

It’s been a long-held belief that the nose gets bigger and the tip begins to droop as we get older, but one surgeon used 3-D photos to challenge this notion. According to his research, the nose actually recedes and the tip only appears to plunge, thanks to changes in the lips and other areas of the nose.

The way you sleep is impacting your wrinkles

BOTOX® patients can attest to its power against expression-based wrinkles, but not every line on your forehead is a result of how much you scowl or furrow your brows. It turns out, your sleep habits may in fact be aging you. According to a new study, “mechanical distortion” of the face can happen when you sleep on your sides or stomach, leading to creases on the forehead, cheek, and around the mouth.

You are what you eat

Most of us are aware that what we feed our bodies has a direct impact on our health and well-being, but did you know that your choice of food also contributes to the health of your skin? Proper nutrition really can make you look and feel your very best! Not sure where to start? Be sure to check out Dr. Buford’s latest book, Eat, Drink, Heal.

Bonus: the best way to battle aging is with the help of a professional

Okay, so this isn’t really a new discovery, but if you haven’t spoken with an expert about your aging concerns, now may be the time. With more options available than ever, you may be surprised to find out that improving your problem areas costs less, is more comfortable, and requires less downtime than you think.

If you’re in the Denver area, contact us! Dr. Buford can help you explore all of your anti-aging options to find the perfect fit for you.

Check out the rest of the aging discoveries here.