Mind Your Body TV Episode 46 with Tanya Kormeili, M.D.
Are you still comfortable in “your own skin” or do changes make you wish you could reverse the clock with anti-aging procedures? As our largest organ, skin keeps us from evaporating. Adults may have up to eight pounds of skin or 22 square feet. As we age, our skin loses the ability to retain moisture, even as it’s losing elasticity—notice how it doesn’t “bounce back” the way it did when you were younger?
Your skin stacks up like this: epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous layer, while follicles transport sebum up to the surface to soften skin.
Anti-aging procedures for new skin
If you’re contemplating aesthetic improvements to your layers of skin—particularly on your beautiful boomer-gal face—why not ask for gift certificates under your tree or on your Hanukkah mantle this year?
This week’s Mind Your Body TV video with Tanya Kormeili, M.D. will help you make informed decisions about the right procedures for you. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and confused—with so many options. This video should really help you because our expert is so…expert!
Dr. Kormeili is a beautiful and vivacious assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, plus she practices in Santa Monica. She’s active in research and has also won awards in her field. And as you see, she makes excellent decisions about her own gorgeous skin: a real role model for her patients and for us.
Why your face ages
In this Mind Your Body TV video, Dr. Kormeili tells us about “sub-components of aging.” If as boomers, we undergo a cat scan and compare it to one taken earlier in life, we’ll see changes to our skeleton and to our subcutaneous tissue. We may also lose volume, resulting in a sunken, hollow look. Texture and coloration may be affected, as well as all-important elasticity—without enough we have “laxity.”
Chemical peels work wonders, but must be done safely by a qualified professional with plenty of experience. Ethnic skin can be precarious, and as Dr. Kormeili notes in our video, many of us have different ethnicities in our family tree—we may not even know. A peel should be used to correct a particular problem: sun damage, pores, blemishes, plus it’s critical to plan for “downtime.”
Lasers, or light delivered through a prism on a set wavelength can target wrinkles, redness and more, and again, different lasers work for different problems.
Dr. Kormeili does something I’ve never experienced, but it makes so much sense: She combines several lasers during one session. What a great idea! Watch Dr. Kormeili’s other Mind Your Body TV video as she discusses annoying adult acne.