How will you look as you age? Look at your Mother! | Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Tampa FL

It is a common joke in Tampa that if you want to know what a woman will look like in 20 years, then take a look at her mother.   Since we inherit the genes of both sets of parents, this statement is not destiny.   However, there are some reasons to consider how your mother is aging in order to be conscious of ways to retain your youthful looks as long as possible.

What Features will you get from your Mother?

There are several features that are passed to you at birth, but whether you look more like your mother or father will depend on how many copies of each gene were programmed into your DNA.  Without getting too scientific, the most obvious traits that you get from your parents are skin color, eye color, hair color and type, as well as eye shape and facial structure.  Exactly how all this is triggered depends on which of the inherited genes are dominant or recessive, but there are so many other factors that come into play that a complete library can be stocked with books about this subject.  Needless to say, there is really no precise way to determine how you are going to look at 60 years old, or 80 years old.

Once you reach adulthood and your facial features are established, you can more easily see which traits you got from your mom.  So, if you have similar cheek bones and see that Mom has developed sunken cheeks as she approached eighty, you can infer that you are more likely to also see similar aging patterns.  Of course, you do have some control over the process as we will discuss here.

Can you Control the Aging Process?

There are some factors that can be controlled to help you slow the aging process, and some that cannot.   You can take precautions such as staying out of the sun, avoid smoking and drink plenty of water that will help to keep your skin firm and supple longer.  There are many articles on how to avoid getting wrinkles and how to remain young looking well into your later years.  (click here for info).  What you cannot regulate is the thickness of your skin or the amount of collagen that were passed down to you from your parents.  If your mother developed wrinkles earlier than her friends, you may want to improve your skin care regimen and take every precaution suggested by skin experts.

According to Dr. Dominic Castellano (a facial plastic surgeon in Tampa), there are several ways to stay young looking.  Dr. Dominic stresses preventative measures first and foremost, but also states that the use of certain injectable products can be a real benefit in the quest to stay naturally young.  The advent of dermal fillers and Botox (and other neurotoxins) can not only reduce wrinkles once they appear, but in the case of Botox, may actually help prevent new lines from forming.

How can you Avoid Aging like your Mother?

Dr. Dominic and other skin care experts can provide you with tips on how to keep your skin wrinkles free as long as possible.  But at some point in every woman’s life, wrinkles will appear.  Every time you laugh, scowl, or squint, your skin creases along with the facial muscles.  Over time, wrinkles will start to appear in these areas even with the best defenses in place.  With age, it is common for the elastic properties of the skin to diminish and for a loss of volume to occur.  This tendency for the skin to dry out with age and the effects of gravity can create sunken cheeks, thinner lips, jowls or a crepey neck.  Taking action as soon as the issue is noticeable is one of the best ways to hold back the aging process.

A good plastic surgeon working in an accredited medical facility has a variety of solutions to help roll back the clock on aging.  If your crow’s feet are treated as soon as they appear, then an injection of Botox can help to keep these common lines from becoming deep crevasses before you turn 40 (or 50 depending on your skin type).  Dr. Dominic recommends that you visit a plastic surgeon for a consultation to understand how growing older is affecting your facial features and what you can do to prevent premature aging.   That is one reason why Dr. Dominic offers complimentary consultations.  He feels a well- educated patient is often the best patient and will respond well to treatment.

If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dominic, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery to set up an appointment.  Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa Florida. Medical Director, Dr. Dominic Castellano, is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The medical team is well trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures.  Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information



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