Monday, May 12, 2014

Nutritional and Lifestyle Support for Clients With Sagging Skin

Sagging skin is a common concern of clients who may be experiencing new facial wrinkles due to the rapid weight loss or simply losing the structure of their dermis due to too much exposure to the sun or smoking.  There are many remedies for sagging skin in the cosmetic industry, including Mesolifting and Mesoglow. These are injections that help reverse collagen loss and hydration and restore plumpness and healthy glow to the skin.

Both Mesolifting and Mesoglow come under the category of mesotherapy, which is a safe, natural alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures.  Minerals, amino acids and antioxidants are injected right into the skin to restore it to health in a simple procedure that takes between 30 and 60 minutes.

Once a client receives a facial rejuvenation therapy such as Mesolifting or Mesoglow he or she is ultimately so pleased with the result that they will want to know what they can do at home to help preserve the tight new look of their skin. This is where you have the opportunity to suggest simple lifestyle changes that can continue to help them look younger without having to result to a more expensive and invasive procedure such as a facelift.

Avoid Sunlight But Take Supplementary Vitamin D

People today are faced with a dilemma. If they don’t get some exposure to the sun, their bodies won’t manufacture Vitamin D but too much exposure can causes skin cells to break down and develop a saggy, weathered look. To make sure that your client’s Mesoglow or Mesolifting therapy lasts a long time advise your clients to –

  • Avoid going out in the sun between ten a.m. and two p.m. when the sun’s rays are at their most intense
  • While in the sun, wear a broad brimmed hat and big sunglasses with UV protection in the lenses as this will help prevent damaging ultraviolet rays from affecting under eye tissues
  • Wear a sunscreen that is specifically made for mature skin with an SPF of at least 15
It is a better idea for your client restrict exposure to direct sun to about ten minutes a day and then take Vitamin D as a supplement or an injection to support general health.

Stay at Your Lowest Possible Healthy Weight

Although it is true that there are powders, pills and injections that can help you lose weight if you happen to pack on the pounds the best way to avoid sagging skin is to avoid yo-yo dieting.  Constantly gaining and losing weight causes the skin to become less elastic and also less resistant to the forces of gravity.  Your client’s best course of action is to eat healthy and exercise in order to avoid gaining weight and the necessity of having to strip a lot of pounds off in a short time.  To avoid sagging skin due to dieting issues it is important to eat sensibly, drink plenty of water and participate in both anaerobic (weight lifting) and aerobic exercise( running or swimming activities.)

 
Hydrate the Skin From Without and Within

Skin just simply looks a lot tauter and fresher when it is hydrated from without and within.  Advise your clients to hydrate the skin from within by drinking at least eight glasses of water a day and eating fresh fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of water such as watermelon, cucumber, green peppers, strawberries, citrus fruits, tomatoes and apples.

Clients should also prevent their skin from drying out by using products that contain natural oils such as coconut oil, seed oils and shea butter.  Natural oils can help keep the skin’s connective tissues strong and supple. 

Supplementation with Omega-3 fatty acids can also prevent saggy skin by helping to normalize skin lipids and prevent cell dehydrations. These acids are found naturally in avocado, eggs and fish.

Avoid Smoking and Stress

The two biggest causes of skin damage are smoking and stress. The client that smokes to stay thin might be shortening the life of her Mesotherapy injections. The client that is stressed at work might be eating on the run and consuming free radicals that damage the skin. Both smoking and stress-related lifestyle habits cause the skin’s collagen to break down.  Meditation, self-control and resisting junk food and cigarettes can also go a long way towards maintaining mesotherapy treatments.


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