Aging Gracefully

The idea of growing older and how it might affect our looks can be intimidating to think about. But it doesn’t have to be! Aging gracefully is possible. There are countless products, procedures, and preventative measures out there to keep you looking as young as you feel. And at Cleveland Primecare we are here to help you learn all about them.
One of the best ways to take care of yourself on the outside is to start on the inside. Making thoughtful choices with food and water intake is very important, as the vitamins and nutrients we consume play a huge role in how we look and feel. And when we feel better and have more energy we are motivated to continue making healthy choices. Exercise is also very important, with studies showing workouts such as high intensity interval training or HIIT can help slow down or prevent cellular aging (MDLinx, 2020).
Diet and exercise have another positive side effect- stress management. Everyone experiences stressors in life, but consistent stress can have a negative impact on our bodies. Excessive amounts of stress have been linked to health problems and weakened immune systems. But making healthy choices and staying active can minimize that. Exercise increases production of endorphins which are the positive neurotransmitters in the brain, and with consistency it can lead to an overall sense of well-being (Mayo Clinic, 2020). This can assist with lowering stress levels both short and long term. Keeping a diet and exercise regimen is a great way to keep yourself looking and feeling young.
There are multiple preventative procedures we offer at Cleveland Primecare, including Xeomin. Xeomin treats wrinkles where it is injected by blocking signals from nerves to muscles, which then leads to the muscles relaxing and the wrinkles smoothing out (Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2015). With Xeomin you will see quick results, have a shorter recovery time, all with a lower risk of allergic reaction compared to other injectable anti-aging procedures. And the results are not only short term. Xeomin can lead to less wrinkles over time, which is why many use it as a preventive measure.
Another procedure we offer is thread lifts. Thread lifts use PDO threads to achieve a non-surgical facelift result. This procedure has both short and long term effects, as you see lifting an tightening right away but behind the scenes collagen production is increasing. This increase in collagen production can continue for multiple years after the procedure is completed. To learn more about this, check out our post on Non-Surgical Facelifts.
Peels, facials, and targeted skincare all have anti-aging benefits as well. Chemical peels remove the outer layer of skin which can help eliminate or minimize wrinkles, mild scarring, age spots, and can overall revitalize the skin. While it is healing the recovery can be similar to having a sunburn in that area, with some redness and swelling following the procedure (American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 2022). We also offer facials and targeted skincare that can assist with exfoliation, hydration, hyper pigmentation, declining collagen levels, and more.
Aging doesn’t have to be scary- it can be graceful and beautiful. Our providers at Cleveland Primecare are knowledgable and here to answer any questions you may have. Sharing your anti-aging and skincare goals with us is the next step in getting you closer to achieving those goals. We can point you in the right direction and help you figure out the best option for you. Contact our office to set up a consultation today.