Anti Aging TreatmentI will point out the obvious, but we are a culture obsessed with aging or rather, fixated on reversing the aging process, slowing it down, studying, finding, and using the latest and hopefully best anti-aging treatment available. We are in denial about it or we are honest about it, laying claim to tight skin and flushed innocence of years back, when life was less involved, less complicated, less demanding. We seek anti-aging treatment, justified in our need to erase the life-battle scars we might otherwise be proud to show off, were white teeth, shiny hair, and perky this or tight that not so sanctified.
In one respect, it is sad that we place such value on or chagrin over how "youth is wasted on the young." In another respect, it is fair to acknowledge that, as my septuagenarian friend says, as we age we "fall apart". Our eyes need constant updating, our hips and other joints need replacing, our organs weaken and wear. Even and especially, the largest of all human organs, the skin, turns on us, exposes to others that which we have been exposed to for decades. It dries and cracks and mars, revealing the effects of what is known as "free radical damage." Evidently, as we age, our skin exfoliates less often; sebum production slows; and therefore less oil flushes the skin…thereby drying it. As well, a flattening of skin layers occurs, subsequently causing thinner skin. Collagen stabilizing enzymes decrease. Blood vessels thin out, preventing the usual blood flow. Anti-aging treatment becomes a mighty fine looking option.
Enter Botox, elastin enhancers, and scores of shelves of anti-aging treatments that might appear to be the panacea. Plump those lips, raise that brow, flatten that paunch. The splaying of nose bones—a natural phenomena in the aging process—got you feeling less than ideal? Cosmetic reconstruction. ED (erectile dysfunction) reminding you high school football stud years are now nothing more than pages in a yearbook? Go for the infamous or most touted ED drug.
But despite all our anti-aging treatment and fixation (not because of it), we continue to age…but more slowly! Yes, longevity statistics show that people as a whole are living years longer. Again, this is not necessarily due to minor or occasional anti-aging treatments, but more likely to evolution, preservatives, and poisons, as well as healthier living that includes eating well, exercising often, and resting enough. Romeo and Juliet, for example, were they alive (and real) today, would not be worrying about marriage at fifteen (which was not the source of the tragedy, anyway) but at twenty-five or thirty.
So regardless of, in spite of, or maybe with the help of SOME anti-aging treatments, attempts, and so-called cures, those of us eligible for anti-aging treatment are in our mid- to later years…when we do care about staying alive and living a quality life but we care less about what others have to say about how we should live our lives and how we should be. We care less about material gain or other external, superficial forms of nurturing and are just beginning to invest in our holistic health. We are coming into understanding peace, prayer, serenity, solitude. We know which anti-aging treatments might help and which are tools of denial. We know anti-aging treatment plans (outside of healthy, natural efforts) do not conquer aging or death. They just contribute to drawing out, prolonging, or holding it at bay a bit longer.
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