Two Types of Aging

There are two types of aging. Understanding both can give you a better grasp of how you can fight the aging process by prevention and proper treatments, such as with Toronto BOTOX.

1. Intrinsic Aging
Intrinsic aging is a process that is determined by your genetics. All of us have a genetic predisposition to the development of specific signs of aging, at what rate and how severe. Some people may experience deep glabellar lines while others will have no creases at all between the brows but develop prominent vertical lip lines. In general, however, intrinsic aging is marked by an overall loss of skin elasticity, moisture, and increase in pigmentation irregularities.

A healthy lifestyle and good diet can help slow down the intrinsic aging process.

2. Extrinsic Aging
Extrinsic aging signs are caused by the environment in which we live and lifestyle habits. The sun is one of the biggest environmental contributors to extrinsic aging, while smoking and stress are two detrimental lifestyle habits. These factors promote the disintegration of collagen and elastin while at the same time dry out the skin, making it more susceptible to wrinkles, sagging and pigmentation problems. Your skin becomes duller, lacklustre and unhealthy.

Extrinsic aging can be slowed just like how you’d slow the signs of intrinsic aging. You should also stay out of the sun and maintain optimal moisture levels.

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