With the need to survive and the responsibilities that people carry on their shoulders, Dr. Aamer Khan says stress has become a new normal in the world today. Early wake up times, long hours at work and late nights outside, including the responsibilities to be met at home all contribute to the impact of stress on our physique. For most people, the need to remove the signs of stress is the motivation for going into cosmetic surgery and Dr. Aamer Khan always finds out from his patients their motivation for embarking on a cosmetic surgery even before the surgery is actually carried out.
For most people, one major factor that causes the advent of stress is lack of sleep. The activities during the day often contribute to the lack of sleep due to the many thoughts that may be going through the mind of the individual at the point of sleep. Being that sleep is the body’s way of shutting down, lack of it often leads to physical signs that lead to a reduction in the outward appearance of the affected individual.
According to a study published on Science Daily, it was revealed “that sleep deprivation affects facial features such as the eyes, mouth and skin, and these features function as cues of sleep loss to other people.” It is important to note here that this has both direct and indirect effects on the sleep-deprived individual.
With the advent of technology in the area of surgery, most people are no longer bothered with the effects of sleep deprivation because they believe that with science, all things are possible. Dr. Aamer Khan agrees that cosmetic medicine offers a lot of great opportunities, however, as an experienced practitioner; he understands that people don’t understand the limitation of some specific procedures. Therefore, it is important to know the effects of sleep deprivation so that it can be reduced on an individual level. This will greatly reduce the amount of ‘disappointment’ that we may experience due to these scientific limitations.
Effects of Sleep Deprivation and Dr. Aamer Khan’s Personal Observations
Sleep deprivation has a lot of adverse effects on the facial appearance of the affected person, and the following are just a few of them, including Dr. Aamer Khan’s opinions on how they can be dealt with.
1. Change in Eye Size, Color and Eyelids: According to the study, the results showed that the faces of individuals who have little to no sleep have redder eyes, swollen eyes, hanging eyelids and dark rings or circles seen under the eyes.
As the saying goes, “the eyes are the window to the soul.” In the case of a sleep-deprived individual, this will definitely send a wrong message to the observer, especially when the individual has qualities different from what the eyes appear to “say”.
2. Change in Skin Color and Texture: Old people are often associated with wrinkles and droopy skin. Well, with stress and sleep deprivation as the new normal, even young people share this “unattractive” attribute. People who experience lack of sleep often have paler skin with a lot more wrinkles. In addition, the corners of the mouth start to droop. In general, the skin begins to look less appealing and this explains why many young people look older than they actually are.
It is for this skin condition that people go for facelifts. While facelifts play a little role in the total improvement of a person’s outward appearance, Dr. Aamer Khan says that it still plays a significant role in improving the appearance of some others. It is often part of a complete package that completely changes a person’s appearance. However, going for a facelift is not the end of improving the outward appearance of the skin. Dr. Aamer Khan supports skin treatment as he says that it plays a vital role perception of a person’s age.
At this point it is important to note that although sleep deprivation directly affects the individual through the points above, it also has indirect effects such as how people behave toward them. A sleep-deprived person often looks fatigued and so would send a negative signal to those around who may want to socially interact with them.
Before embarking on any kind of cosmetic surgery to remove these sleep-deprivation effects, it is important to know your skin condition. Dr. Aamer Khan recommends speaking with a cosmetic surgeon to find out this fact as this will help in knowing what kind of surgery to ask for. This will definitely prevent you from investing your money into a surgery that would adversely affect your health in the future. But it’ll definitely leave you rest assured that you’re getting to look and feel in your desired way.