Red wine has recently been the subject of many studies, as researchers continue to search for the keys to maintaining a more youthful looking appearance. Why? Tucked within the skin of red wine grapes lies a lesser-known antioxidant called resveratrol. In several studies, this powerful antioxidant has been linked with improvements in cellular function, which can potentially keep your skin looking firmer, healthier, and younger later in life.
Benefits of Resveratrol in Red Wine
There are at least 3 ways that the resveratrol in red wine is thought to improve the appearance of skin.
A firmer surface. As an anti-inflammatory, resveratrol is thought to soothe the skin and prevent damage to collagen and elasticity. In this way, resveratrol may help to maintain a firmer looking appearance by promoting skin health through active healing.
Protection from cellular damage. Because skin is exposed to the external environment, it is continually assaulted by free radicals. Antioxidants, like resveratrol, help to prevent cellular damage by neutralizing free radicals.
Anti-aging benefits. As an antioxidant, resveratrol’s value doesn’t end with the prevention of cellular damage. Powerful antioxidants like resveratrol have also been shown to encourage healthy cellular turnover. By helping the body flush old, dead cells and waste, antioxidants play a key role in helping fresh new cells thrive. This may reduce the visible signs of aging, like dull skin, fine lines, smile lines, and crow’s feet.
Is Resveratrol Enough?
In theory, resveratrol could provide numerous benefits to the health of not only the skin, but the entire body as well. “The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants [resveratrol] may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL)[…] and protecting against artery damage,” explains this article published by Mayo Clinic.
However, studies that investigate the effectiveness of this high powered antioxidant are relatively new. Publishers go on to warn that “there’s still no clear evidence that red wine is better than other forms of alcohol when it comes to possible heart-healthy benefits.”
Beyond Resveratrol: Aesthetic Treatments for Younger Looking Skin
While research continues, patients may take control of their appearance through a variety of aesthetic procedures that are cleared by the FDA and known to deliver beautifully natural results. A few of the procedures offered by dermal filler expert, Dr. Mariano Busso, include:
Juvéderm Voluma. This injectable gel is used to gently restore volume in the face, smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Learn more about Juvéderm Voluma.
Restylane®. Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler made with hyaluronic acid that restores volume to the skin, lifting and smoothing wrinkles and other fine lines. Learn more about Restylane®.
Obagi® Skin Care. Dr. Mariano Busso is pleased to offer Obagi® Nu-Derm System, an advanced anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within. Learn more about Obagi® Skin Care.
Zo Skin Health. Our office also offers Zo Skin Health, a wide spectrum of therapeutic treatment protocols and daily skincare solutions that create and maintain healthy skin. Learn more about Zo Skin Health.
Take Control of Your Appearance with Dr. Mariano Busso
Reclaim a more youthful appearance, today. Schedule an appointment with dermal filler expert Dr. Mariano Busso online, or call our Coconut Grove office directly at 305-857-0144 to learn more about Miami’s most advanced methods of anti-aging skin care and aesthetic facial enhancement.