An Antiaging and Regenerative Medicine Approach to Optimal Skin Health
18 January 2011 (online)
The optimal health and appearance of the skin is the result of several factors: extrinsic aging (UV damage), intrinsic aging (genetics, lifestyle), and hormonal aging (primarily estrogen loss). This article intends to take an antiaging and regenerative medicine approach to the aging skin and focus on both the hormonal causes and the intrinsic causes of aging; namely, hormones, diet, and lifestyle. By taking a functional approach to the evaluation and treatment of the skin, we hope to elucidate the causation of the condition of the skin and provide targeted treatments to improve its quality. We will sequentially cover the topics of hormonal decline and the skin, understanding hormone replacement, aging and the skin, and key nutrients for youthful skin. We hope to provide a more comprehensive approach to treating the aging face and skin that will provide patients with more long-lasting and youthful results.
Antiaging - plastic surgery - skin care - bioidentical hormone replacement - nutrients