How You Sleep Affects How You Look

We all know that adequate sleep is good for our overall health, but did you ever consider how sleep position can affect your appearance?  CBS affiliate, WCCO, reports on the way that sleep position can contribute to facial wrinkles, leaving many people to ask, “Am I doing enough for my skin during the night?”  The station enlisted the expertise of an area dermatologist.  When asked if sleep position can cause wrinkles, he responded, “It absolutely can (cause wrinkles) over time… If you fold a piece of paper enough times you get an etched crease there.”

Gender plays a role, too.  “Men tend to sleep on their stomachs and they tend to get wrinkles on [their] foreheads,” reports WCCO. “Women tend to be side-sleepers and they get more wrinkles on their cheeks.”  When it comes to wrinkle prevention during the night, the doctor suggested that sleeping on your back or varying sleep positions were probably the best bet.  Of course, sleep position isn’t the only thing that contributes to wrinkles.  Read on to learn a few ways modern medicine deals with combating creases.

Cosmetic Wrinkle Treatments

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have a long tradition of helping patients improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Although a natural part of the aging process, facial creases can make you look old, tired and ultimately, harm your self esteem.

Here are a few of the ways we treat wrinkles today:

  • BOTOX®: BOTOX is essentially a muscle relaxer that works to prevent facial wrinkles and achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance.  This treatment works best for lines that are intermittent, such as “frown lines.”  For creases that are deeper and always visible, dermal fillers are often a better bet
  • Fillers: Dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® work by filling in the “valleys” of creases.  Some soft tissue fillers can also restore the face to a more youthful shape.
  • Chemical peels: One of the best ways to “wake up” and rejuvenate the face is with a Chemical Peel.  Beyond reducing the appearance of wrinkles, peels can often improve skin tone and texture.

Schedule a Consultation Today

To learn more about these or any of the wrinkle treatments we offer, contact us today.  Our offices are located in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC.  Schedule your consultation at 866-537-0954.  We look forward to working with you.