How Stress Impacts the Skin

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Serving Pensacola, FL & Mobile, AL

Posted: April 5, 2022
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Stress is an inescapable part of the human experience. How we deal with it has a direct influence on the health and appearance of our bodies.

Stress is the body’s natural response to imminent danger and, as such, the effects it has on the body make sense. Increased heart rate, muscle tension, and rapid thoughts can help a person survive a truly harrowing situation. This response is, however, meant to be acute, not persistent. When our bodies are in a constant state of stress, the consequences can be profound.

Stress increases the risks for heart disease, sleep problems, weight gain, concentration difficulties, and memory loss. These things can have a cascading effect, impacting every aspect of life and further exacerbating the problem.  

Stress impacts physical health along with the appearance of the skin. High levels of stress have been shown to increase occurrences of:

  • Acne
  • Dry Skin and Rashes
  • Deep Wrinkles
  • Puffy/Dark Skin Under Eyes

When stress is tenacious and long-lasting, these issues can become more pronounced, necessitating treatment to correct the damage.

Stress Reduction

Reducing stress is the best way to lessen the risks it poses. This can include:

  • Scheduling Downtime
  • Maintaining Social and Familial Relationships
  • Staying Physically Active
  • Eating a Healthy and Well-Balanced Diet
  • Avoiding Drugs and Alcohol

If you struggle with stress reduction, consider working with a professional. There are numerous benefits to be found in addressing stress.

Addressing Cosmetic Concerns

We offer a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments that can be used to address nearly any skin concern. Options such as laser skin resurfacing can be used to correct surface imperfections while eyelid surgery can remove dark and puffy skin from underneath the eyes. Dermal fillers can add volume to eliminate deep wrinkles while facial liposuction can address double chin. There are many possible combinations, allowing us to meet the specific needs of each patient and to produce the longest-lasting and most pleasing results.

If you would like to learn more about skin rejuvenation in or around Pensacola, please call Restore Plastic Surgery at 850-500-7527 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help.