Whether you’ve just started to notice the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, or have been trying to cover up these signs of aging for years, you’re probably eager to learn just how you may be able to slow this process down. Thankfully, it seems that there are some external factors you can address to do just that.

In a segment shared by The Huffington Post, dermatologist Dr. Amy Wechsler notes that our natural collagen levels begin to break down as early as 18 years old, but the pace at which we lose our skin’s youthful volume and elasticity can be dramatically influenced by the following three factors: smoking, stress and sun exposure. She explains that, while many anti-aging products and cosmetic treatments can help reduce the appearance of dark spots, crows feet and other concerns, learning how to manage this trifecta of age-acceleration can go a long way toward keeping your natural glow.

Of course, while it certainly helps to address these factors in your life, doing so can be easier said than done – and it won’t undue the damage your skin has already undergone. However, keep in mind that there are a wealth of cosmetic procedures at your disposal, including dermal fillers, Botox injections, chemical peels and more, that can help do away with aged, damaged skin and leave you looking more youthful and refreshed. Contact the Lett Center in Lebanon, Tennessee, today to learn more about these beautifying treatments or to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lett.