If you are like many Southern California residents, you strive to maintain a youthful appearance as you age with radiant skin. Your regimen most likely includes exercise, healthy eating habits and the daily application of sunscreen. However, signs of aging are sometimes not escapable. One of the biggest concerns for aesthetics is facial wrinkles. Not surprising, quality sleep improves skin function and can assist as an anti-aging treatment.

This spring, scientists and physicians at the University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center revealed the correlation between sleep quality and aging. This Estee Lauder-commissioned clinical trial reveals that troublesome sleepers have increased signs of aging and recover slower from an array of damaging environmental factors.

These environmental-based factors wreck havoc on your skin, including the disruption of the skin barrier or ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Perhaps not surprising, poor sleepers also have a lower approval rating of their physical self-image. This unprecedented new study reveals that despite your best efforts with another anti-aging treatment, sleep can counteract it.

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Dr. Sanusi Umar offers consultations and treatment options for numerous anti-aging treatment regimens.


Elma Baron, MD, the primary investigator of trial’s research team, presented the results at the International Investigative Dermatology Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland in spring 2013. The trial’s research is further explained in the abstract, “Effects of Sleep Quality on Skin Aging and Function.”

Dr. Baron, Associate Professor of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and director of the Skin Study Center at UH Case Medical Center and, notes just how important quality sleep is as an anti-aging treatment. Highlights include:

  • Inadequate sleep is correlated with reduced skin health
  • Inadequate sleep accelerates skin aging
  • Sleep deprived women show signs of premature skin aging
  • Sleep deprived women show signs decreased ability to recover after sun exposure


Loss of skin elasticity and suppleness occurs with age. Environmental factors, such as sun damage and smoking, speed this process and cause premature aging. Free radicals and constricted blood vessels cause extensive damage to softness and elasticity of the skin. Sleep, along with an appropriate anti-aging treatment, is paramount for healthy immune system, positive self-esteem and youthful appearance.


Radiant, smooth and blemish-free skin is achieved with numerous anti-aging treatment options. Dr. Sanusi Umar uses his medical expertise to decipher the best treatment plan for individuals by focusing on:

  • Skin issue
  • Skin tone
  • Goal of patient
  • Efficacy of treatments

He gives accurate recommendations to patients on what will work best for their goals and skin issues. Often treatment solutions vary immensely based on the severity of the skin condition and patient. Genetics, skin tone and lifestyle are paramount to decipher the best plan of action.


Dr. Umar offers consultations and treatment options for numerous skin conditions. He has an array of patient photos and videos that demonstrate his expertise and artistry to give potential patients a better idea of his services.

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