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The Stress that Shows on Your Face

When you hear someone say, “my kids are causing me wrinkles,” they may just be onto something. There are multiple reports that link stress to the appearance of wrinkles. While there are multiple factors behind why our bodies produce wrinkles, it is apparent that stress has a negative impact on our bodies and ultimately our skin.Did you know:

  • Loss of Elastin and Collagen: Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, is known to break down the collagen in the skin (wrinkles are a result of decreased collagen). The bad news is that the more stress you take on, the more cortisol your body produces, leading to a complete shutdown of elastin and collagen reproduction, and therefore more wrinkles.
  • Cellular Breakdown: What we also know is that each cell in our body has a set number of times that it can safely divide. A telomere, which is at the end of each chromosome, is the key indicator to the cell’s life. Its job is to stop the chromosome from decaying quickly, but each time the cell divides, the telomere shortens. Once these telomeres breakdown too much, the cell dies and no longer replenish, leading to wrinkles.

While research shows a correlation between stress at the cellular level and the impact on our bodies, there is likely more to the story of why some develop wrinkles more quickly than others. Think about your lifestyle during times of stress. Chances are that you might not be keeping to the healthiest of activities that lead to a healthy glow. You are likely trading in a balanced diet for a tub of ice cream; and a good solid eight-hours for a fitful night’s sleep.

All of these stressors show up on our skin. The good news is that you don’t have to live with wrinkles. Our team of experts have a variety of options to help you reduce the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles. Botox, dermal fillers and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy are unique solutions for facial rejuvenation.

About Botox at Oak Lake Medical Centre & Spa

The benefits of anti-wrinkle treatments for men and women are undeniable. At Oak Lake Med Spa, we administer high quality Botox treatments or Derma Fillers. If you are looking for more information about treatment, we recommend that you continue browsing through our website or schedule a consultation with us today! We can be reached at 289-837-4747 or by completing the form below. We look forward to connecting with you!