Anti Aging – What is it and How Can You Benefit From It?

The new medical specialty of anti-aging is the fastest growing specialty of medicine!

More and more aging people just like you and me are now wanting to halt or even reverse the signs and symptoms of aging, and to enjoy a longer and more youthful life. And now this has most certainly become possible!

Anti-aging goes way beyond botox, organic skin care products, face creams, or a relaxing spa treatment. It is more than merely trying to achieve younger looking skin and a nice external complexion. While a nice healthy looking skin is important it is not what true anti-aging is all about.

Anti-aging medicine

Anti-aging medicine is about extending the human lifespan and also about adding youthfulness and health to those extended years. Real anti-aging involves a combination of medical technologies and therapies used for the early detection, prevention, treatment and reversal of age-related disability and disease.

Anti-aging is not fiction or fantasy, it is now a reality as more and more people are now understanding that anti-aging is now an accepted medical specialty that will only continue to grow as advanced in medicine continue that will allow you to throw away all those useless skin care products for good!

Anti-aging program

I believe that a true anti-aging program should address all the causes of aging – physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual, and should include a complete holistic approach to halt and reverse these causes.

I strongly believe that the first step towards any anti-aging program should be a complete whole body detoxification. This in my mind is the key to complete health and anti-aging.

Without a whole body detoxification, you can take all the anti-aging products, natural skincare products, and use all the latest high tech anti-aging medicine and supplements you like, but you will not achieve complete health or true long term anti-aging.

International anti-aging

The growing field of anti-aging is now becoming truly international as now our aging population is looking for solutions to their problem of growing old and weak and sick. Who wants to grow old and slowly watch their body and mind deteriorate? No one is the answer of course!

As we age the levels of hormones in our body decline at a rapid rate – which then leads to the signs and symptoms of aging.

This combined with a body that is full of toxins and chemicals, rapidly leads to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual deterioration and aging, often at an alarmingly rapid rate.

A body full of toxins and chemicals (which in our toxic world is a very common scenario) will sooner than later begin to develop degenerative disease and illness which will further amplify the aging process.

Unless a complete whole body detoxification program is commenced immediately, the outlook I believe will be quite poor, no matter what anti-aging program or hormone replacement program is initiated.

Dr Theodore is an Australian Medical Doctor now living in Asia.

His Major Specialties are; Anti Aging Medicine, Whole Body Detoxification, Natural Health and Healing, Male Enhancement, Ozone Therapy, Fat Loss and Body Re-Sculpting, Exercise With Oxygen Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Life Coaching, Meditation and Spiritual Guidance.

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Ageless Facts About Anti Aging

Age gracefully with anti aging!

Aging is an inevitable process of life. Whether we’re keen on it or not, we may certainly age; grandkids will become grandparents. And as this fact is certainly true, it’s also correct that changes can be noted when we enter old-age. With this, you have got to face the proven fact that your face will start to show its age. However, this is the reason why anti age methods are favored these days; not to put a halt to aging but rather, to let us to age gracefully. This suggests entering old age without having to look and feel old.

Now, there are lot of anti aging strategies and approaches you could use to fight the signs of aging. Let’s take a look at these approaches:

1. Anti aging through disease Prevention. The single smartest thing you can do to live longer and healthier is to do all you can to stop disease and sickness. Age defying isn’t about living to three hundred years of age; it is actually about living so long as possible in good health.

2. Anti Aging through Exercise. Exercise is another great anti aging tool, and not just because it helps fight off illness. Exercise can really make your DNA younger. This suggests folks who exercise more have more fit, younger cells.

3. Anti Aging through Food. Anti aging relies on your body having the correct ‘raw materials’ to fix damage and ensure everything is working right. Eating a solid variety of healthy foods gives those ‘raw materials’ ( AKA antioxidants ) to your body. Further, avoiding the unhealthy food means you body has less ‘clean up’ work to do and can target keeping your cells, tissues and organs in their best working order.

4. Anti aging through Sleep. Getting sufficient sleep has been linked forestalling chronic illness and even living longer. Make sleep a very important part of your life, don’t purloin from your sleep to do other stuff and you’ll be feeling happy and living longer.

5. Age defying Skin Care. The skin, it’s the biggest organ in the body and the very first thing people see when they look at you. That’s why anti age skin care is a market measured in the many millions because of the guarantee of youthful skin.

6. Anti Aging Hormones and additions. An anti aging pill would be wonderful as the majority of these additions produce hormones that aids in anti aging.

Now, speaking of anti age supplements, they are indeed popular in the market nowadays. These supplements, especially those with heavy levels of antioxidants, can stop the consequences of the environment on the skin and even reverse some of the effects over time. This anti aging effect of supplements centers on the free radical damage done to the skin. For your info, free radicals are cellular byproduct from the environmental components including air pollution, sun rays, and stress and water intake. The free radicals build up in the body over time and cause some of the most typical evidence of aging.

However, anti aging supplements help to rule in those free radicals and prevent them from multiplying at a cellular level. Slowly, over time, with the constant use of anti aging additions, anti age of the skin may occur. Those wrinkles may not appear so heavy and the fine lines less recounted. However the user of the anti age supplement should note that the additions will only work as long as they’re taken constantly. Also, everyone has free radicals in the body, there’s no way to escape their production, with the use of anti age supplements like antioxidants, those free radicals don’t have to have such an obvious effect.

To sum up all, these anti aging supplements works from the inside to the outside due to the fact that they increase the production of anti aging hormones that will help you age gracefully. This is perhaps why these products are gaining popularity in the market.

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How to Choose the Best Anti Aging Cream?

As we become old, the skin renews itself much more slowly than when you are young because the production of collagen, natural proteins that provide the firmness of the skin begin to fall, causing dehydration of the skin and wrinkles.

When you reach 30/40 years, a regular moisturizer will not be enough for your skin, you should start using anti-wrinkle cream (anti-aging) to slow the signs of aging.

Fortunately, there are now a range of anti-aging products designed for every skin type, for all ages and for different needs.

There are wrinkle creams, serums, masks, creams around the eyes, neck, hands, face, etc..

The advantages of using anti-aging creams

– Gives a brightness and youthful glow to the skin
– Eliminate and reduce wrinkles
– Strengthen and firm the skin
– Reduces the appearance of fine lines
– Check and neutralize free radicals
– Moisturize and nourish the skin
– Rejuvenate and firm the skin
– Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin
– Harmonize the pigmentation of the skin
– Stimulates cellular activity and firm the skin
– Prevent the appearance of new wrinkles
– Helps rebuild the skin texture
– Redefine the skin of the cheeks and neck
– Helps repair signs of loosening around the neck and chin
– Renouvelent the elasticity of the skin by stimulating its natural healing processes
– Satisfies wrinkles

How do anti-aging creams?

Most anti-aging products contain retinol, collagen, alpha hydroxy acid, minerals and vitamins. These elements are known for their power to stop the signs of aging and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Once the anti-aging cream is applied to the skin, the components therein inhibit muscle movement and to reduce wrinkles and prevent their further training.

Substances penetrate the outer layer of the skin and repair. They also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.

Other wrinkle operate by separating the upper layer of the skin, allowing healthy new cells of the skin to appear (that are generally products containing alpha-hydroxy acids).

You should know that all anti-aging products can remove wrinkles or fine lines after the first few days of use.These products gradually smooth your skin and the results are usually seen after a month or two.

How to choose the best anti-aging cream for the face to you?

Today, anti-aging creams are specially designed for specific skin problems: some creams treat crow’s feet, dark circles around the eyes and fine lines around the mouth, others are designed to revitalize the skin, reducing the depth of wrinkles and firm the neck.

There are even anti-aging creams for the hands, neck and neckline.

There are anti-wrinkle products for each skin type: for those who are fat, dry or sensitive.

One of the most important rules when choosing the best anti-aging product for your skin is to look at the components of the product.

It is essential to choose an anti-aging cream that suits your skin type and needs.

If your skin has a lot of wrinkles around the eyes, you should consider buying an anti-aging cream for the eyes that treats crow’s feet and dark circles around the eyes.

During the selection of anti-aging cream make sure it is not too hard or very greasy as it can clog pores and cause a problem if it is left on overnight.

It is essential to choose a product that offers good sun protection (SPF of at least 15 or more) to protect your skin from harmful sun rays that cause premature aging of the skin.

Today, most anti-aging creams available and contain antioxidants that neutralize free radicals associated with excessive exposure to the sun can cause serious skin problems.

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The Solution to Anti-Aging Skin Care

The anti-aging skin care field has boomed, with hundreds of new products being introduced to the market on what feels like almost on a daily basis. This has resulted in what we may call “skin care overload.” People have become overwhelmed and confused by the countless number of ingredients we are told are necessary for anti-aging. It has become impossible to access and apply even a fraction of these ingredients due to the cost and time involved. We feel compelled to buy multiple products every month and layer them on in order to do the most for our skin. But, as we fill our medicine cabinets with creams and serums, we are faced with the daily questions of which shall we use, which are safe and which actually work?

It has been long overdue that the various categories of anti-aging and the anti-aging ingredients themselves be ordered and categorized so that a comprehensive approach to anti-aging may be put into place. Firstly, there are many features to skin aging and people will show one or more features over time, but may differ in the features of skin aging that plague them. For example, some people develop sagging or laxity to the skin due to genetic factors, but may have little or no sun damage. Others may be covered with sun spots but have no sagging or wrinkling. The following is a validated classification scheme which allows for each clinical feature of skin aging to be assessed separately on a 4-point grading scale (mild, moderate, advanced, severe):

Classification of Skin Aging:
Laxity (Sagging)
Wrinkles
Redness
Brown discolorations
Solar elastosis (Yellowing)
Irregular texture
Abnormal growths (keratoses).1

This classification scheme of skin aging includes a severity scale as mentioned above (0=None, 1=Mild, 2=Moderate, 3=Advanced, and 4=Severe) which allows researchers or users to rank each individual person’s skin aging according to feature and severity. This scale was shown to be very useful in testing anti-aging treatments and has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.1 Older scales tended to lump different features together into broad categories, which became less useful as treatments became more specific in targeting various facets of skin aging; for example as anti-pigment or anti-redness or anti-wrinkle. With this current anti-aging scale, our anti-aging products may be quantitatively tested to determine which individual categories of skin aging they treat and how effective they are in each category. This also allows us to hone our anti-aging regimen to our needs and to compile or group the ingredients in each category that are most effective so as to cover all categories of anti-aging in a logical manner.

The next challenge was to classify the plethora of anti-aging ingredients on the market based on the features of skin aging that they targeted or treated. I then created a classification scheme of the categories of anti-aging targeted by the ingredients that have emerged over the past decade:
Anti-Wrinkle – DNA Defense – Barrier Fortification
Anti-Redness – Cellular Restore – Emollient/Moisturizer
Anti-Brown Discoloration – Damage Reversal – Pro-Skin Thickness
Anti-Oxidants – Aging Repair – Re-Texturize

With this classification scheme, we can appreciate why people have become so overwhelmed and why they have accumulated shopping bags full of skin creams in order to meet their needs! Nevertheless, as anti-aging ingredients have emerged targeting each of these categories, ideally one would want to incorporate the best ingredients of each category in a single daily regimen to optimally treat skin aging.

Each individual may differ in which category of anti-aging they need most, yet in order to prevent and reverse all the signs of skin aging, it is still optimal for all categories to be covered by an anti-aging regimen. It is important to familiarize yourself with which ingredients fall in each category, so that you can incorporate several of each group into your skin regimen, or look for a product that covers the various categories of anti-aging in a logical way. Examples of key active ingredients shown to yield resulst in each category of anti-aging include: peptides for anti-wrinkles, plant-derived polyphenols and bisabolol for anti-redness, amino acids for anti-brown discolorations, vitamins C, E and ferulic acid for anti-oxidant, DNA repair molecules such as acetyl tyrosine and proline for DNA defense, resveratrol for cellular restore, bark extract or phoretin for damage reversal, Helianthus annuus and Ilex paraguensis extracts for aging repair, dimethicone for barrier repair, glycerin and soy lecithin for emollients, hyaluronic acid for boosting skin thickness, and mushroom extracts and sodium lactate for smoothening abnormal texture.

In sum, the field of anti-aging now has validated classification systems for the various categories of skin aging and for the plethora of anti-aging ingredients so that we can assess and determine which anti-aging actives we want in our medicine cabinet and to make certain that we cover the various categories of anti-aging in our daily regimen. With this scientific basis, we may now intelligently assess anti-aging products for their ability to comprehensively cover all the various categories of skin aging and include the various categories of anti-aging ingredients available. Finally, these comprehensive, validated classification and grading scales provide a framework for solving the anti-aging conundrum with a system for categorizing skin aging and classifying anti-aging actives to make sure you cover all your skin’s anti-aging needs.

(C) NY Derm LLC, 2010.

1) Alexiades-Armenakas, M, et al. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2008 May;58(5):719-37; quiz 738-40.

Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.D., Derm-Scientist®, holds three Harvard degrees, a bachelors of arts (BA), a medical degree (MD) and a doctorate (PhD) in genetics, is double Board-Certification in Dermatology in the US and EU and Director of her own Private Practice and Research Clinic in Manhattan. Her 20+ year background in research included plant molecular biology, cell and developmental biology, genetics, photobiology and mammalian stem cell biology. She served as consultant to L’Oreal, ran clinical trials for pharmaceutical and laser companies, and serves as beauty judge to many magazines, including Allure and In Style.

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