The Truth Behind Beauty Sleep

It’s happened to all of us at one point or another, and sometimes more frequently than we would like. Without sleep, it seems like no amount of coffee, makeup, or exercise can truly cover up the fact that we’re tired. As a board certified head and neck surgeon in Charlotte who specializes in facial plastic surgery, I spend my time helping patients look and feel their best, and would like to shed light on the true meaning and importance of getting enough beauty sleep.

The term ‘beauty sleep’ comes from the idea that if our bodies don’t get enough rest each night, our appearance begins to change with dark under eye circles, premature wrinkling, and an overall tired appearance. If you don’t think this is true, think again.

Stress is one of the biggest factors in aging skin.  When our body doesn’t get an adequate amount of time in bed, your skin becomes compromised due to a drop in healthy and necessary collagen. In addition, stress has been proven to lower the amount of melanin in the skin that helps to keep our complexion radiant and healthy. If that isn’t enough information to get you back into bed, how about this: our cells act 10-15 years older than they actually are when our body is tired, meaning you may only be 30 years old, but look 45! To learn more about beauty sleep, visit

Overcoming An Aging Face

If you think you  might be seeing early signs of aging on your face due to a lack of sleep, there are a few things you can do aside from attempting to lower the level of your stresses in everyday life and improving your sleep quality. At my practice in Charlotte, two of the best ways to overcome stubborn wrinkles, volume loss, and under eye hollows that give the appearance of dark circles are with Botox and facial fillers in Charlotte. Botox works through a series of injections to the facial muscles where wrinkling is occurring. After the injections, the muscles become temporarily frozen, resulting in a quick diminishment of their appearance. To help erase under eye circles and facial volume loss, my patients find facial fillers injections helpful. Facial fillers under the eyes can help to smooth out unwanted creases and plump up a once youthful area, immediately resulting in an improvement and awakened appearance.

Schedule Your Consultation At Carolina Facial Plastics Today

Now that you have a better understanding of how sleep can refresh your appearance, I encourage you to contact my office today to find out about the easy ways to enhance your look even more with non-invasive product including Botox and facial fillers. With adequate sleep and cosmetic surgery, my patients can look and feel their best year round. Because I’m a board certified head and neck surgeon with a special and unique knowledge of facial plastic surgery, I have a great understanding of how to bring subtle and natural changes to a persons face without an ‘over-done’ appearance.

For more information about undergoing non-invasive cosmetic treatments in Charlotte to rejuvenate and awaken your appearance, contact Carolina Facial Plastics today by calling (704) 842-3644.

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