The Fountain of Youth.
Men have died chasing it. Doctors dedicate their lives to beating it. People spend hundreds and even thousands of dollars on cosmetic procedures to turn back the clock on aging. In fact, in 2017, Americans spent $16.7 billion on cosmetic procedures according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Facial rejuvenation procedures continued to show strong growth as well in 2017.
MDPen, a microneedling supplier to licenced microneedling practitioners, recognizes the growing trend in non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as microneedling. Our mission is to help people look younger as they age, and we believe microneedling is one of the best procedures to achieve that goal.
BODY PARTS THAT SHOW SIGNS OF AGING FIRST
When people are asked “What’s the first sign of aging?” gray hair is the most popular answer. But what areas on the body show signs of aging first and are thus the most common to treat?
- Hands. Our hands take a beating daily. Just think of everything you do with them: carry heavy objects, wash dishes, scrub toilets, fold laundry, change diapers, and pet the dog. And that’s just on the inside. Once you leave the four walls of your home, your hands are exposed to the elements: sun, rain, heat, and cold all take their toll on the condition of our hands. Furthermore, since this is one place your skin is at its thinnest, naturally the loss of collagen (the protein that contributes to the aging of your skin) is most pronounced. Experts say to keep your hands moisturized daily and to apply sunscreen when you are out and about to protect them. Aging of the hands starts in your 20s, but most people won’t notice it until they are in their 30s.
- Eyes. This is another top answer when asked what are the first signs of aging. Again, thin skin contributes to the wrinkles you’ll start to see in your 30s around your eyes, but also your muscles can weaken and cause droopiness. Lack of sleep can cause your eyes to be puffy as well as being dehydrated.
- Neck. Thin skin again is the major contributor to signs of aging as the skin on your neck is thinner than on your face. You can apply sunscreen and lotion, but unfortunately there’s not a lot outside of the Fountain of Youth you can do to prevent this sign.
- Hair. Your hair usually starts turning gray in your 20s. This is due to the color pigment in your hair follicles that gives you the gorgeous blond or bright red hair dies. Wearing a hat protects your hair from moisture loss and using a good quality shampoo and conditioner that replaces moisture will keep your hair healthy as well.
WHY FIGHT THE SIGNS OF AGING?
We are all slowly dying. Our bodies deteriorate naturally. However, there are things we can do to slow the loss of aging. Taking care of yourself ranks number one. In this busy world of ours, it’s very easy to let yourself go. Between the demands of career, family, and outside activities, every day could be jam-packed with little free time. Fast food is at every corner. The baking gal at the office brings in cookies all the time. And you don’t have the energy at the end of the day to cook, so you grab the leftover pizza and devour it way too quickly and eat too much.
Remind yourself daily that your family needs you. You are needed in this world. You matter in this world. There are people depending on you staying healthy. If you don’t have the energy to take care of yourself for you, do it for your kids, your dog, your cat, your spouse, your co-workers, your friends, and strangers whom you touch every day in your life that you don’t know about.
Eat healthy. Exercise. Go for that walk after dinner instead of turning on the TV. Go to bed early instead of burning the midnight oil. Visit the doctor annually even when you don’t want to.
Your body will age. But thanks to modern technology, we can use nature’s natural processes to find our Fountain of Youth. microneedling is a non-invasive, collagen-inducing procedure that uses your body’s natural healing processes to reverse the signs of aging. By simulating an injury, your body’s skin kicks in and heals. microneedling can be used on the hands, around the eyes, and on the neck to rejuvenate the skin. When you look younger, you’ll act younger. When you act younger, you are younger–in mind and spirit. And your mindset in many ways controls your body.
We don’t have to accept the natural aging process. We can combat it naturally. And MDPen can help. Our website is a wealth of information on microneedling procedures, microneedling products, and microneedling practitioner information. We exist to make aging easier. Contact MDPen today!