Although aging is a natural process, it sometimes leads to looking older than you feel. With the help of Dr. Steve Lasater, you can slow the signs of aging with a comprehensive and personalized anti-aging treatment plan. At Optimal Wellness Medical, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dr. Lasater uses a variety of treatments, from preventive medicine to MedSpa therapies, to reduce the signs of aging and improve how you look and feel about yourself. Find out what he can do for you today by calling the office or booking your appointment online.
Anti-Aging Q & A
What causes the signs of aging?
As you age, so does your skin. It may thin, wrinkle, and lose some of its elasticity. It often becomes dry and loses volume.
While aging is a natural process, some people age faster than others. The rate of aging and how it manifests changes from person to person, but certain things can make the visible signs of aging more prevalent and include:
- Overexposure to sunlight
- A diet of processed foods
- Lack of moisture
Can you prevent the signs of aging?
Although some aspects of aging are out of your control, there are things you can do that may slow the aging process, especially on your skin. Monitoring your health and getting regular checkups allows Dr. Lasater to look for any chronic conditions that can lead to premature aging. He may recommend that you:
- Wear sunscreen when outside
- Stop smoking
- Wear sunglasses to avoid squinting
- Eat healthy, non-processed foods
- Reduce alcohol consumption
- Exercise regularly
- Clean skin gently
- Moisture daily
Which anti-aging treatments are available?
The current condition of your skin and your anti-aging goals determine the treatment course Dr. Lasater recommends. To address any underlying health conditions that may cause you to age faster than necessary, he looks for any issues with your thyroid and signs of inflammation.
Dr. Lasater also uses preventive medicine to help reduce the signs of aging. He may test for the length of your telomeres, the ends of your chromosomes that indicate longevity.
Dr. Lasater also tests your body composition and sets weight management goals to improve your health and reduce the speed of aging. He may examine any genetic markers that influence aging.
Beyond these preventive measures, Dr. Lasater offers a full range of anti-aging MedSpa services at Optimal Wellness Medical. From Botox® to laser skin rejuvenation to CoolSculptingⓇ body contouring, Dr. Lasater helps you restore your youthful appearance and feel comfortable in your skin.
Don’t let the signs of aging get you down. Call Dr. Lasater today to schedule your appointment or book your initial consultation online.