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When It Comes to Your Skin, Sleep Really Matters

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No medical remedy can approach the healing power of a good night’s sleep. Even though doctors are quick to prescribe more rest as a treatment for just about anything that ails you, many people still struggle to catch enough of those ever-elusive “zzz’s.” While the health benefits of rest are well known, you may be surprised to learn just how vital a good night’s sleep can be to your skin’s appearance.

In a recent clinical trial commissioned by cosmetic company Estee Lauder, scientists found a definitive link between lack of sleep and decreased skin quality. While plastic surgeons don’t treat patients for sleeping disorders, our field does offer a variety of nonsurgical treatments to counteract the visible signs of aging skin that may be further exacerbated by sleeping problems.

Achieving a Well-Rested Look

Cumulative sun exposure and genetics are not the only culprits behind wrinkles or a decrease in facial fullness; lifestyle also plays a role in skin’s appearance. If your poor sleeping habits are beginning to show on your face, injectable fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® can help restore a refreshed, well-rested demeanor by lessening the appearance of wrinkles. Fillers can also add fullness to the lips.

For patients hoping to delay the formation of new wrinkles or prevent the deepening of existing lines, BOTOX® is another treatment option that requires little to no downtime. BOTOX® is also an excellent solution for erasing crow’s feet.

If you suffer from sleeping problems that affect your job performance or quality of life, you should seek advice from a trusted physician. However, with so many nonsurgical options to counteract the visible effects of sleep loss, at least your skin no longer has to look quite so tired.

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