Anxiety: What It Might Mean For Your Appearance

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Posted June 18, 2019 in Plastic Surgery News, by Dr. Fiorillo

Anxiety – it’s one of the most common afflictions around. And, while we all know it’s not something that’s good for our health or quality of life, have you ever wondered if anxiety could actually take a toll on your appearance? Is it possible that excessive fear and worry really make you look older? That’s exactly what some researchers may have discovered.

It seems it all may come down to something called telomeres. These are a region of DNA at the end of each one of our chromosomes. And, researchers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently conducted a study on the connection between anxiety and the length of our body’s telomeres. What did they find? According to a recent hospital press release, this recent study “shows that a common form of anxiety, known as phobic anxiety, was associated with shorter telomeres in middle-aged and older women. The study suggests that phobic anxiety is a possible risk factor for accelerated aging.”

Of course, beyond the obvious internal effects of aging, it’s important not to ignore the external effects as well. Here, we are talking about the telltale signs of premature aging – wrinkles, loss of facial tone, skin discoloration. Want to find out what plastic surgery can do?

Here are a few ways plastic surgery works to “turn back the clock”:

  • Facelift Surgery: As one of the most effective and time-tested procedures around, facelift surgery is often able to shed years off a person’s appearance. Facelift Surgery works by tightening underlying muscles and redraping the skin around the neck and face.
  • BOTOX® and Fillers: BOTOX® and dermal fillers represent the largest category of cosmetic treatments in the US. BOTOX — which is essentially a muscle relaxer, works to prevent facial creases such as smile lines and lines across the forehead. Fillers like JUVÉDERM® differ in that they “fill in” the valleys of creases and add youthful volume to the face.
  • BlepharoplastyBlepharoplasty – also known as an eyelid lift – is a procedure aimed at correcting the appearance of drooping, tired-looking eyes. During the procedure, excess fat, skin and muscle is removed from the upper and lower eyelids. The result is a fresher, more youthful appearance.

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