Can Exercise Prevent, Delay & Even Reverse Signs of Aging? New Research Published in The NY Times Suggests Yes

Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 1.54.37 PMMore good news for fitness fanatics! While the health benefits of exercise are well known, new research suggests there may be skin and anti-aging benefits from working out, as well.

A recent article in The New York Times, titled “Younger Skin Through Exercise” documented a McMaster University study and it’s findings.

“They found that after age 40, the men and women who exercised frequently had…skin (that) was much closer in composition to that of the 20- and 30-year-olds than to that of others of their age, even if they were past age 65,” The Times reported in April.

The study also found that those who began an exercise routine after age 65 could reverse signs of aging on the skin to a certain extent. A subset of “volunteers were aged at 65 or older and, at the study’s start, had normal skin for their age. They began a fairly straightforward endurance training program… This continued for three months. At the end of that time, the researchers again biopsied the volunteers’ skin. But now the samples looked quite different, with outer and inner layers that looked very similar to those of 20- to 40-year-olds.”

Haven’t exactly been diligent about going to the gym? No sweat! The wide variety of non-and minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments available at MCH Laser & Wellness Center in Odessa, TX can help! Ranging from injectables like BOTOX® to dermal fillers like Juvederm®, Restylane® as well as chemical peels and laser treatments such as photo facials, skin resurfacing and more, you don’t have to undergo invasive surgery to look younger and feel younger, too.

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New Tanning Law Passes in Texas

Have you heard about the new law that has passed in Texas preventing minors from using tanning beds? It’s a huge step forward for preventing melanoma among young adults. pink hat sunscreenThis law will overturn an existing law that allowed minors between 16½ and 18 to tan with parental consent.

In addition to preventing skin cancer, avoiding tanning beds can seriously prevent signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. Often, MCH Laser & Wellness Center clients are shocked to learn that sun exposure is responsible for over 90% of facial aging. If you want a youthful complexion in the years to come, it’s essential to avoid unprotected sun exposure. When outdoors, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends an SPF50, rain or shine. And, needless to say, this means no tanning beds.

If you’ve already had too much fun in the sun, learn more about the variety of skin rejuvenation services available at our medical spa. Photofacials can eliminate up to 80% of sunspots in just one treatment, while a series can reduce years of photo damage like age spots, brown spots and more. In addition, chemical peels like MicroLaserPeel® can address sun damage induced skin laxity and hyperpigmentation for a tighter, more even-toned complexion with minimal downtime.

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