Nature or Nurture – Understanding What Causes Signs of Aging & How To Treat Fine Lines, Wrinkles & More

Is it nature or nurture that determines how your skin will age? If you’re wondering whether genetics or preventative measures (or a lack thereof!) are more important when it comes to achieving youthful, radiant skin, you’re not alone.

New Beauty Magazine recently shed some light on this matter in its’ Summer 2014 issue. “30% of skin aging is genetic,” the beauty magazine revealed, “and 70% you can control!”

Many women and men mistakenly believe that if their parents and grandparents suffered from excess, sagging skin, deep furrows and fine lines and wrinkles, there is simply nothing they can do to prevent this. False!

The effects of consistently using physician-grade skincare products and sunscreen cannot be overestimated. As over 90% of facial aging is caused by sun exposure, finding a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects from UVA and UVB rays is major. In addition, establishing an effective nighttime skincare regimen is extremely important. Incorporating products with retinol and antioxidants is essential. To learn more about sun safety and product recommendations, see Dr. Lisa Donofrio’s recent tips in Family Circle Magazine.

Did you know that BOTOX® in NYC also has preventative anti-aging advantages? It’s true. The #1 cosmetic non-surgical medical aesthetic enhancement treatment in the United States can do more than reduce the appearance of existing frown lines on the forehead and crow’s feet – it can actually prevent and delay them from forming. “I recommend Botox sooner rather than later,” says board-certified dermatologist and Manhattan cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Lisa Donofrio. “Undergoing Botox as early as the mid-to-late twenties can help prevent and delay these cosmetic concerns.”

Another popular option for outsmarting Mother Nature is customized chemical peels in New York City. By shedding dead skin cells and stimulating the production of newer, healthier skin cells, the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and more all reduced, leaving you with a noticeably more refreshed and rejuvenated complexion.

Curious about any of the treatments you’ve read about here? Schedule your consultation with top NYC dermatologist, Dr. Lisa Donofrio.