Is Sleep Deprivation Making You Look Old?

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It’s called “beauty sleep” for a reason, as anyone who hasn’t gotten enough shut-eye can attest. Some people wear the badge of insomnia in the form of dark, deep circles under their eyes. But as precious as sleep is, we’re getting much less of it these days. Workdays have gotten longer, and there seems to be no shortage of things on our to-do lists. If you’ve glanced at your reflection in the mirror and feel like you’ve aged overnight, you’re in good company.

Sleep as a Beauty Aid

Sleep is vital for skin quality and appearance. While we’re getting our forty winks, the body drains toxins from the skin, builds more collagen and delivers blood and oxygen for repair and growth. Insufficient sleep can cause the skin to age prematurely and can weaken its defense against sun exposure. Fine lines, uneven pigmentation and a loss of suppleness can all result from an inadequate amount of rest. Fortunately, there are ways to turn back the clock and revive the face.

Med Spa to the Rescue

Medical spa treatments are nonsurgical options that are designed to help you look more fresh-faced. Laser and light-based therapies can stimulate new collagen production to improve skin tone and texture, as well as removing discoloration and minimizing the appearance of fine lines. Chemical peels, microdermabrasion and facials can improve complexion and nourish the skin for a more refreshed look.

Facelift for Fantastic Results

For those in search of more dramatic results, a facelift can restore youthful contours to the face by surgically reducing the signs of aging. A facelift can address the deeper lines and wrinkles that medical spa treatments can’t always reach while also tightening loose skin and removing fatty deposits for a rejuvenating reboot.

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Is Sleep Deprivation Making You Look Old?
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Is Sleep Deprivation Making You Look Old?
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Eugene board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee B. Daniel discusses the connection between sleep and skin quality and which cosmetic facial treatments can help.
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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Spa Side

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