The fear of the inevitable: The science of aging and how to stop it
If we consider our bodies empty canvases painted by the hands of time with the colors of memories, the notion of senesces wouldn’t envelop us with a blanket of apprehension threaded by the fine strings of nostalgia.
Unfortunately, like roses, we wilt and shrivel through the years, and the details of our life, the mundane and the exciting, the tragic and the mirth; will be documented on the folds of our skin. The aging minds, over-flowing with stories and wits, the wisdom acquired from first-hand experiences and shenanigans from the early life, and the veil of grace that bestows old age, although respected attributes are not sufficient to compensate the loss of youth.
Why do humans age, most importantly, why do we fear it? To reason out our fears without bias and to dispute perhaps the most prevalent of theories regarding man’s fear of the inevitable, it should first be understood that our natural fears are not vanity induced, but rather a natural reaction to the wearing of our genetics and overwhelming effects of loss.
Why do we age
The research to understand the foundation of the phenomenon of aging is ongoing. The nectar of the presuming research on the concept of senesces can be summarized in common language as the faster rate of cell destruction in comparison to the renewal of cells. Consequently, the wear and tear of time accentuate over time.
In biological terms, aging is linked heavily to telomeres. Telomeres are genes that are encoded in the tail of chromosomes at either side. The natural events of life wear the telomeres down, and the process is accelerated in the presence of stress hormones.
Previously thought to serve for the purpose of protecting genes, telomeres are now thought to be associated and responsible for aging. The theory suggests that telomeres encode genes that control senesces. The relationship was established on the mutual effects of stress hormones in both telomeres and aging.
The slower rates of regenerating cells and the effect of gravity on the tissue and cells results in the appearance of wrinkling.
Why we fear aging
We fear old age, not for the loss of beauty as we are mostly taught to believe. The burning fire of fear of senesces is fueled by the overwhelming loss of purpose. Although inevitable, retiring and succumbing to the natural order of events in life requires strength that not many are willing to buildup. Instead, for the meantime, chasing after the traces and ensuring that the glow of youth is preserved seems like a reasonable approach.
Perhaps, growing old is not about loss as much as we may intend to assume. Perhaps it is the eminence of sentimental knowledge. Perhaps our concepts and fears of growing old are dramatically influenced by the media.
Regardless of the facts and the half-truths, whether you choose to welcome old age with open arms and a bare chest, or whether you find comfort in the shield of cosmetic procedures to protect you from the work of time, there is certainly no shame in either.
While the aim of altering genetics is a work under progress, alternative treatments that counteract the impact of time on the face to erase the primary symptoms of senesces have emerged. Remiss to the advancement of the medical field, those interested in rejuvenation have long lost interest in surgical conventional solutions.
However, modern treatments are natural and less invasive. Dermal fillers and PRP therapy are at the moment the ideal treatments. Dermal fillers are injections that constitute the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid to add volume to target areas reversing wrinkles. PRP therapy, on the other hand, are injections composed of growth factors extracted from patients to accelerate the production of collagen. Coupled together, PRP and hyaluronic fillers can do wonders in rejuvenating the cells and tissues of the face and body.
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