High-Tech Anti Aging for Young Adults

by Ben
(Boston, MA, USA)

My name is Ben and I am 25 years old. I have heard a lot about anti aging in the context of rapidly expanding human capabilities and technological innovation but I am not sure exactly how I can use this information.

As a relatively young person I am interested not in life-extension as much as increased performance while maintaining my youthful outward appearance. I have begun to notice my skin relaxing and sagging for the first time.

I have also noticed wrinkles around my eyes and mouth forming. The third thing I have begun to notice is a loss of hair thickness. I have noticed that there are a lot of different products on the market for each of these three conditions including facial creams that boast that they are capable of imparting collagen and elastin into facial tissue.

For hair loss, there’s Rogaine (although I hear that it is a temporary fix that requires constant doses else your hair falls out). Is there anything more “high tech” that can be done to combat these aging signs that could be within a normal person’s budget?

What about topical gene therapies or growth inducing materials that can be placed in or on the skin’s surface?

Thank you for your consideration!

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Aug 16, 2009
Antiaging for Young Adults
by: Anonymous

Hi Ben,

Thanks for this question; it's a good one!

Let me start by saying that antiaging goes hand in hand with good health and wellness. You need not wait until advanced age to begin an antiaging program.

In fact, it's best to begin at a younger age to prevent the problems associated with chronic disease when you get older.

Some habits or practices can actually accelerate aging, so lets start with some things to avoid or minimize.

1) Don't overdo sun exposure
2) Limit alcohol consumption
3) Eliminate junk foods from your diet
4) Make sure you get your required sleep
5) Reduce stress as much as possible

You are at a very young age to be experiencing these problems, and I suspect that things like excess sun exposure, and other things that young people do such as alcohol consumption may be partly to blame.

You could have hormonal issues, but at age 25, this is less likely. If you are so inclined you can see an antiaging doc and get a full blood workup to spot anything that is really problematic with your body chemistry, and needs to be addressed.

That said, let me address your specific concerns. Here is what I would recommend:

  • Get on a good nutritional supplement program including a good multivitamin/mineral, fish oil, and broad spectrum antioxidant

  • A couple of products I recommend for the skin are:
    NaPCA with Aloe from Twinlab
    Isotonix Beauty Blend from Market America
    Beauty Blend contains Hyaluronic acid, which is what gives your skin its youthful elasticity and texture.

  • For your hair, I would take some saw palmetto, and use a shampoo that contains polysorbate 80, such as Life Extension Shampoo. You likely have what is called androgenic alopecia, which means your testosterone is being converted into dihydrotestosterone by something called “5-alhpha reductase.” The saw palmetto will help block this process, and the shampoo with polysorbate will cleanse the scalp and clear out the sebaceous deposits keep the dihydrotestosterone around the hair follicle.

I could go into much more detail, but what I am trying to say is that it’s not really “high-tech” methods that are needed, just some healthier lifestyle habits and a few good quality products that can make a big difference in how you look and feel.

If you want to delve into this further, go to the search page on my website and see what I have written on these topics. You can also drop me a line via the contact form on my site and I will give you more detailed information or point you toward good resources for info and products.

Good luck and good health!



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