Antiaging Medicine: A Modern Approach to Healthy Ageing

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Aging is a natural process and we should embrace it as synonymous with evolution, maturity and personal growth. It is therefore important to age harmoniously and with quality.

Antiaging medicine is a scientific approach that allows us to help men and women age beautifully, elegantly and with quality.

The aging process varies from person to person. However, there are some common pillars that allow us to harmonize and make the inevitability of advancing age a positive experience. Let’s discover them together.

The main foundations of anti-aging medicine

Hormonal balance

Generally, from the age of 30, hormone levels begin to fall and the aging process begins.

Both men and women need hormonal balance, as hormones play a complementary role to each other and are essential for maintaining a healthy state of health.

Some signs that hormone levels may be out of balance can include:

  • Decreased libido;
  • Lower energy;
  • Increased body fat;
  • Bone fragility;
  • Osteoporosis;
  • Sagging skin and other tissues;
  • Hair loss;
  • Fragile nails;
  • Memory loss;
  • Cardiovascular alterations;
  • Sleep disturbances.

And there are many more signs.


Food supplementation

Aging is physiological and our cells are constantly changing. Throughout our lives, we “supply” our cells with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, omegas, enzymes, amino acids, herbal medicines, etc., so that they have the energy to “do their job”.

However, in recent years, some foods have lost their nutritional richness due, for example, to modern farming practices and over-processing. This makes it difficult to ensure that we provide the body with everything it needs to keep it healthy and, consequently, delay the effects of aging.

Therefore, in many cases it is necessary to reinforce the diet with supplementation to ease or delay the symptoms of aging.

Important note: at Living Clinic, supplementation (if necessary) is personalized according to the therapeutic plan and adjusted to each person in a unique way.


Physical exercise

A sedentary lifestyle leads to premature aging of the body. In more popular terms, we become “rusty”. Physical exercise is a very important tool for physical and mental health and, consequently, for slowing down aging. As well as toning the body and improving physical endurance, regular exercise increases blood flow to cells and increases tissue oxygenation.

Some effects of physical exercise that help to mitigate the effects of aging:

  • It makes you feel more energetic;
  • Increases body awareness, coordination and balance;
  • Improves the quality of our sleep;
  • Optimizes our hormone production (very important as we discussed above);
  • Helps reduce stress;
  • Increases well-being and self-esteem.

Functional nutrition

Functional nutrition incorporates the relationship between physiology, emotional, cognitive and structural factors, and considers individual genotypic and biochemical aspects. In simpler terms, functional nutrition seeks to strike a balance between the scientific foundations of nutrition and the physiognomic, emotional and environmental needs of each individual.

Fun fact: nutrition allows us to adopt measures that slow down aging, as everything we eat throughout our lives is reflected in our bodies.


Stress management

Stress is a reaction of the body caused by situations that require a response and that cause “wear and tear” beyond the capabilities of our body and mind.

Stress can be acute or chronic. The social and economic context, genetic predisposition or the environment in which we live will define the impact this factor has on our daily lives.

Did you know: that stress can cause serious problems such as depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, sexual dysfunction, gastrointestinal disorders, hair loss and fragility, skin diseases and obesity, among others?


Prevention of skin aging and anti-ageing treatments

At Living Clinic, we offer innovative anti-ageing treatments with a solid technological basis that aim to prevent and reduce the effects of aging on the skin. Some examples include:

Radiofrequency for face and body: Radiofrequency for the face: this is a non-invasive aesthetic procedure that uses radiofrequency waves to stimulate collagen production in the skin, promoting firmness and reducing wrinkles on the face.

Body radiofrequency: The same technology is used here as in radiofrequency for the face, but this treatment aims to stimulate collagen production, improve skin elasticity, reduce cellulite and promote the reduction of body measurements. The application of radiofrequency to the body is widely used in areas such as the belly, thighs, buttocks and arms.


CO2 laser for facial rejuvenation

The CO2 laser is used in aesthetic medical procedures, both superficial and deeper, to treat various skin conditions and is the most effective type of laser for facial rejuvenation.

If you’re interested, you can take a look at one of our clinical cases (CO2 Laser Before and After) to see a real case in which this technology was used to reduce moles, blemishes and other skin irregularities.


Collagen biostimulators

This is one of the most revolutionary treatments in the field of Aesthetic Medicine for skin rejuvenation and combating sagging skin. Collagen biostimulators are substances that promote the natural production of collagen in the skin.

Collagen is a protein that plays a crucial role in the formation, support and elasticity of the skin.  From the age of 25, collagen production decreases, leading to the appearance of wrinkles, sagging and other normal signs of ageing.

Collagen biostimulation consists of stimulating the body’s own collagen production by injecting exogenous substances. The result is a gradual improvement in skin texture and the reduction of wrinkles over time.

These procedures are used for facial revitalization and rejuvenation, providing natural and long-lasting results.

Skinbooster (for deep hydration)

Hyaluronic acid is known for its ability to attract and retain water, which results in intensive hydration of the skin. This procedure moisturizes the skin and stimulates the restructuring of the dermis, slightly increasing firmness and aiding in the production of collagen.

Skinbooster is an aesthetic procedure that involves applying specific substances, such as hyaluronic acid, to improve the hydration, elasticity and general appearance of the skin. This treatment provides deep hydration, stimulates collagen production and visibly improves skin quality.


Antiaging medicine at Living Clinic

Taking care of ourselves should always be a priority. If you would like to find a tailor-made solution to make your aging a positive and healthy process, book an appointment at the Living Clinic, located in Porto. Here we take a holistic approach, combining advanced technology with healthy lifestyle habits to promote rejuvenation and well-being.


What does an Anti-aging Medicine consultation consist of?

During an anti-aging medicine consultation at the Living Clinic, the doctor will analyze aspects such as:

  • Health conditions and lifestyle;
  • Any signs of hormonal imbalance;
  • Eating habits;
  • Skin condition and (physical) signs of aging.
  • From there, a personalized therapeutic plan will be drawn up, always with the aim of promoting health and slowing down the aging process.

Our team of specialists in anti-aging medicine is made up of doctors, psychologists and nutritionists who work to identify, treat and/or delay the effects of age-related diseases.

Responsible for treatment

Dr. Paola Halfeld
Dr. Paola Halfeld

Dr. Paola Halfeld is a specialist in Dermatology from the Brazilian Medical Association and holds a Master in Public Health from the University of Porto. She completed her degree in Medicine at Estácio de Sá University in Rio de Janeiro. Subsequently, she completed her integrated master’s degree in medicine at the University of Algarve, registering with the Portuguese Medical Society in 2020.

She is a member of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology and a member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

During her training, she completed internships at leading institutions such as the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and the National Cancer Institute (INCA). She was a fellow in aesthetic dermatology and trichology (an area of dermatology that studies and treats hair disorders).

Dr. Halfeld is a regular participant in medical conferences and events, contributing to scientific communications as main author and co-author, in addition to numerous courses and training courses in many areas of dermatology. She recently presented her master’s study at the World Congress of Dermatology in Singapore.

Dr. Halfeld has a special interest in the treatment of diseases affecting the scalp and hair and in cosmetic dermatology. It is her practice to perform a complete physical examination for skin cancer screening in all her patients.

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Complementary Team

Dr. Carolina Alves
Dr. Carolina Alves

Dr. Carolina Alves holds a degree in Nutritional Health Sciences from the School of Biotechnology of the Universidade Católica from Portugal.

Post-graduation in Pediatric Nutrition by the School of Biotechnology of the Universidade Católica from Portugal.

Certifications in Orthomolecular Nutrition and Psychoneuroimmunology from EMAC and Functional Nutrition from Nutriscience. Currently Carolina attends the Mentorship of Dra. Daniela Seabra on Functional Nutrition and the Nutrition Coaching Certification with Dr. Joana Carvalho Costa.

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Dr. Madalena Iglésias
Dr. Madalena Iglésias

Dr. Madalena Iglésias practices clinical psychology at the Living Clinic (professional license: 26237). Dr. Madalena obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees in Clinical and Health Psychology from the Portuguese Catholic University. Her career has been marked by a series of enriching experiences, starting with her commitment to community service at the Asas de Ramalde Institution, where she provided psychological support to children aged 2 to 5.

At the Nossa Senhora da Conceição Hospital in Valongo, she specialized in bereavement and mental health issues, while at the Centro Hospitalar São João, she focused on palliative care.

She also did an international internship at the Universidad San Pablo, in Madrid, in the area of psychocardiology, clinical neuropsychology and research and, later, a professional internship for the Portuguese Psychologists' Association at the Clínica ORL Dr. Eurico de Almeida, in the area of otorhinolaryngology and psychotherapeutic intervention.

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