Call Now (225) 766-0005

Aging Well – Self Care Basics


Aging is an inflammatory oxidative process. To slow aging we need to fight inflammation in our skin and bodies, and use anti-oxidants.


Cleanser is important at night to remove pollution particles which are aging to skin. This also allows penetration of repair products such as DefenAge 8-in-1 Bioserum. This smart formula  corrects up to 16 signs of aging by using peptides, called defensins, to build beautiful new skin.

Topical antioxidants such as Vitamin C prevent DNA breakdown from sun and pollution exposure during the day. A physical sunblock prevents UVA and UVB rays from causing sunburn, skin cancers and wrinkles. Even visible light from computers and daylight through windows will affect your skin – you start aging from the day you are born.


Sugar and milk in your diet increases free radical which cause aging. Grilled, fried and roasted food is worse than boiling or steaming your food.

In some cases gluten should be avoided. A Mediterranean diet is recommended – low in sugar (glycemic index) and dairy and high in Vitamin C (nuts).


Try to get 8 hours or more of sleep. Pink noise is best for sleep. Less than 5 hours is considered poor.


Periodontal disease leads to tooth, bone and fat loss in the face making you look aged. Floss and brush your teeth.


Stress stimulates the autonomic nervous system increasing glucocorticoids. Cortisol surges can be aging creating chronic immune dysfunction, bone loss, and muscle atrophy.

Try to practice mindfulness for 10 minutes a day. Learn to BREATHE


Estrogen is an antioxidant. Discuss with your doctor whether hormone and Calcium supplementation is recommended for you.


4 hours of high intensity exercise per week is recommended.

Learn more about what procedures may be best for you.

Schedule a consultation today.
Schedule a Consult

Subscribe to Dr. Olson's newsletter for the latest updates and specials.

Doctor Olson is board certified and is fellowship trained as an oculofacial plastic surgeon.
Jane Olson, MD
8440 Bluebonnet Blvd, Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: 225.766.0005
The information available on this web site is provided for informational purposes only. This information is not intended to replace a medical consultation where a physician’s judgment may advise you about specific disorders, conditions and or treatment options. We hope the information will be useful for you to become more educated about your health care decisions.
Copyright © 2021 Jane Olson MD. All Rights Reserved.