Exercise is beneficial to your health and your body, helping you maintain or lose weight, prevent disease, and boost your immune system. You may read up on the latest fitness trends and try out new workout routines regularly, but did you know exercise can cause cosmetic problems? Too much of a good thing can also be harmful, and it’s important to know when you’re working out too often. Exercising too much can be strenuous on your body as well as your skin, causing wrinkles, stretch marks, and an uneven figure.
These three cosmetic problems can be caused by exercise:
Running every day can cause your skin to sag around your cheeks from burning off too much fat underneath your skin. You can also experience premature aging in other areas of the face. Nonsurgical skin tightening procedures like BBL with ST can help you get a subtle lift with no downtime. In addition, hyaluronic acid filler treatments can add volume and support in areas that have fallen.
Runners, cyclists, swimmers, and anyone else outside for hours at a time are exposed to damaging UV rays, which can cause wrinkles, sagging, and sunspots. Over time, your skin can become unable to repair itself, or remain youthful and tight because it no longer produces collagen and elastin. Laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels can help reverse damage, but the best course of action is prevention. Wearing a hat, sunglasses, clothes that cover you up, and at least an SPF 30 sunscreen on all exposed areas can help prevent most sun damage. Concentrate on your face, neck, chest, and hands -- areas where the most damage occurs.
Working out can improve your body’s health inside and out, helping you lose weight and tone muscles. However, you may experience more toning of certain areas than others because of exercise-resistant fat. Liposuction can help even out your figure and contour hard-to-target areas like your flanks, abdomen or other body parts that remain a problem with diet and exercise.
Are you interested in having one or more cosmetic treatments to improve your confidence and physical appearance? Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about your options for cosmetic surgery.