• aging,  Antiaging,  botulinum toxin,  Collagen,  cosmetic dermatology,  cosmetic procedures,  photoaging,  retinoids,  sun protection

    How Do Our Faces Change Over Time?

    I love people watching.  There’s something about observing strangers from a distance and making up outlandish stories about what their lives must be like that I find quite fun.  Whether playing games like this or just simply walking down the street, many of us see thousands of faces per day, developing a sophisticated sort of facial recognition.  This mechanism of the mind takes a snapshot that we likely don’t give a second thought to, but I’d challenge you to realize this: for each face we see, our minds automatically assign an age.  Of course, we don’t realize that it’s happening, but all of our minds are crunching the numbers for…

  • aging,  Antiaging,  photoaging,  sun protection

    Why Do We Age?

    All things change.  Seasons march on, time passes and before we know it, we’re almost different people.  It’s quite marvelous when you think about it—we’ve all come a long way.  However, there is one aspect of this never-ending metamorphosis that most of us don’t embrace: the change in our appearance.  Somewhere along the way, beauty became equated to youth and we now spend countless hours and dollars trying to retain or regain some semblance of our younger selves.  Unfortunately, most of us ignore the simplest question about this whole process: Why do we age? Science tells us that answer lies both within us and in the world around us. What…