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4 Main Culprits of Aging and How to Combat Them

Do you want to keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant for as long as possible? Here are 4 surprising causes of skin aging and some wrinkle prevention tips to keep you looking youthful for longer.

Growing old is inevitable, but if you are worried about the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines on your face, there is a proliferation of non-invasive, anti-aging cosmetic treatments which, when done in succession and with restraint, offer subtle refreshment without the scalpel.

This includes anti-aging skin treatments such as:

These anti-aging skin treatments have come a long way and some of the procedures at our Calgary clinic take as little as 15 minutes, allowing you to return to your daily life without any tell-tale signs.

Customized Anti-Aging Skin Treatments at Our Calgary Clinic

At our Calgary clinic, we offer a wide range of anti-aging skin treatments, including Botox, Hydrafacials, and Microneedling, to help you achieve all your aesthetic goals. All of our medically designed treatment plans are results-driven, affordable, and delivered with the finest standard of care to give you the safest and most satisfactory outcomes.


4 Main Causes of Aging and How to Combat Them

Did you know that approximately 30% of how you age is genetically determined, which means that you do have a lot of control over how your skin looks as you get older. Here are some of the main causes of wrinkles and fine lines, and how to change your daily habits to keep yourself looking younger and vibrant for longer.

1. Eating Inflammatory Foods

What’s on your plate can be what causes your skin to wrinkle and age. If your daily meals are filled with foods such as white bread, sugary processed foods, red meats, or margarine, they can cause inflammation in your body which will accelerate wrinkle formation.

How? Sugar found in foods with high glycemic index bind to collagen and elastin, weakening them.

What You Need to Do

To prevent premature aging, make sure to stock up on foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and ALA, which include:

  • Flaxseeds
  • Avocados
  • Salmon
  • Olive oil

These foods will help your skin maintain its soft and supple look. Don't forget to load up on fruits and vegetables too!

2. Overconsumption of Alcohol

Alcohol is a natural diuretic, which means that the more you drink, the more dehydrated you will become. This is dangerous for your skin because excessive consumption of alcohol will:

  • Sap the natural moisture from your skin
  • Trigger rosacea outbreaks
  • Exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles
  • Trigger acne outbreaks

What You Need to Do

While you don’t have to swear off alcohol altogether, try to limit your intake. This means your liver won’t have to work so hard to flush out toxins from your body, and when it works more efficiently, the results will be seen on your skin.

3. High Stress Levels

Nothing takes a toll on your body faster than constant stress, anxiety, or worry. Stress increases your blood pressure, ages your brain, and disrupts your sleeping habits, all of which combined can make you look older than you are.

What You Need to Do

There are some simple lifestyle tweaks you can make to help lower your stress or anxiety levels, including:

  • Limit the amount of caffeine you drink
  • Avoid processed foods whenever you can
  • Consider taking up a weekly yoga or meditation session

All of these steps can help boost your mood and calm your mind, which will greatly benefit your skin.

4. Sunbathing

As good as the sun may feel on your body, sunbathing or tanning is one of the most harmful things you can do for your skin. Besides increasing your risk of cancer, excessive UV ray exposure weakens your skin cells and blood vessels, creating a tanned and leathery look.

What You Need to Do

Wear sunscreen all day, every day. Regular application of sunscreen can help fight wrinkles, reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, and keep your skin smooth and resilient.

We Can Help Meet All Your Anti-Aging Needs

During a private consultation, our team of skin specialists can assess your lifestyle, aesthetic goals, and medical history, to help determine which anti-aging skin treatment is best suited for your needs. To find out more, contact us at 403-253-2555 or fill in our online contact form.

Our Clinic is Temporarily Offering Only Emergency Care Services- We Open Again On May 11th.

Please note that in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, GLVC is only open for urgent care and emergencies. This includes patients who have recently been treated with echosclerotherapy and require drains. We will be rescheduling all appointments. If you have any questions, we will be monitoring our phone and email channels throughout this time.




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