Defeating Aging – More than Just Sun Screen, Botox and Moisturizer

The cosmetic surgery and medical spa industry have many snazzy, innovative, high-tech solutions designed to slow down or reverse the effects of aging. Every month there's a new cool gadget or special sauce that hits the market adding a couple more years to our ‘beauty curve’. They all have one thing in common – they attack the effects of aging after-the-fact.

How about slowing down your aging clock altogether? Tapping the brakes on how fast and to what extent we look older involves a lot more than keeping out of the sun, good skin care and fancy lasers. Several less obvious but extremely powerful forces are responsible for adding years to our appearance - the good news is that we can defeat them before they are unleashed on our faces (and bodies).

Factors which accelerate the rate at which our appearance takes a hit include:

  • Loss of critical hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and thyroid
  • Poor sleep habits which get worse as we get older
  • Stress - from your job, family, friends and finances. Worrying about yesterday or tomorrow
  • Crappy food with too much sugar, bad fats and preservatives with names we can't spell
  • Poor lifestyle choices that involve alcohol, lots of caffeine, smoking and other ‘bad habits’
  • Exposure to environmental toxins like cleaning products, power lines, excessive light or noise

All of these factors are preventable, reversible and within your control. That’s right, you can do something about it! In my new book, OutSmart Aging (Amazon Books link) I explain how our biological clock can be slowed way down with some very targeted lifestyle changes (totally doable) and a little expert guidance from an Integrative Medicine doctor. I am amazed at the difference in appearance between a 30 year old, party dog, stress ball and a 60 year old, got it together - cool, calm and collected - doing the right stuff lady! Night and day – and gravity, genes or moisturizer have nothing to do with it!

So slow down the clock and be proactive. Stop the age express in it’s tracks. Live better and healthier - maintenance will be easier and the long term rewards will thrill you.

Dr. Kevin Light is a cosmetic surgeon and integrative medicine specialist in Dallas, TX . He is the medical director of Skin Spa Med. For more information visit and

Kevin Light, DO, MBA

Dr. Kevin Light attended Michigan State University, earn­ing his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and attended medical school at Des Moines University. Dr. Light received his board certification in general surgery and served internationally with the US Air Force for several years. He attended the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and, as a Flight Surgeon, flew several missions in F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft throughout the US and Europe. He was Chief of Surgery during extended assignments in England, Germany, the Kingdom of Jordan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and several U.S. bases. Dr. Light was among the first surgical teams deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm and received two Air Force Commendation Medals honoring his service to our country. After leaving the Air Force, Dr. Light trained in cosmetic surgery and has a very active aesthetic practice in Dallas, Texas. As a natural adjunct to aesthetic surgery, Dr. Light recognized the incredible power of Integrative and Functional Medicine as the missing link in achieving what we all want: to look and feel our very best today while slowing down the aging process and avoiding the scourge of chronic disease tomorrow. Dr. Light is fellowship trained by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). He is a well established, seasoned expert in bioidentical hormone therapy, nutrition and fitness with years of experience. He is a sought after authority in Integrative Medicine and lectures internationally. His new book, Outsmart Aging, has just been released. On a personal note, Dr. Light is married with 4 children and a giant dog. He likes to travel to strange, far off places any chance he gets.