There are many skin care techniques that patients are aware of to help with wrinkles, lines, sagging skin and other imperfections and signs of aging. These may include laser techniques, dermabrasion, chemical peels, creams containing retinol and other advances discovered within the past twenty years or so.
However, in the last few years, science and research have played an even more important role in the development of anti-aging techniques and products. As new technologies become available, those involved in skin care research enquire as to whether and how those innovations can be used in the dermatological sector. With new gene expression discoveries and other innovations, the field of anti-aging techniques has taken huge leaps in its ability to enhance our appearance, enabling us to both look and feel years younger and to enhance skin disorders or imperfections. Without the scientific advances and the research performed to prove that these methods actually work, these anti-aging skin care products and procedures may never have come about at all. Skin care research advancements are constantly being worked upon and shared with others in scientific publications such as the Journal of Dermatology. Scientists also present their experimental findings at meetings, such as those of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Some of the science involved in developing anti-aging skin care products and techniques, particularly having to do with DNA, liposome and nanotechnology, is fascinating and a sign of how far we can advance in this field of skin care.
New advances in DNA research have produced skin care and anti-aging products, such as lotions, creams, serums and sunscreens, that contain DNA repair ingredients in them. In the past, for example, only laser treatments, retinol-containing creams or other aggressive treatments were available for skin disorders such as severe sun damage. The newer DNA products restore the skin’s damaged DNA resources that have been harmed by free radicals from the sun’s exposure, pollution or a variety other environmental causes. Free radicals attack and cause ruin to collagen. With the loss of collage, the skin’s support structure begins to sag and wrinkle. This exposure to free radicals can definitely cause the wrinkles, fine lines, sagging and rough skin we tend to want to bring back to a more youthful, smooth and tighter condition. With today’s scientific technologies, that can be achieved.
Anti-oxidants can help with the loss of collagen. And when applied with increasingly new and effective technology, such as liposomes and nanotechnology, the effects are seen quicker and are longer-lasting. Peptides can also boost collagen production. When used in conjunction with new forms of ingredient delivery systems, these substances can work much more effectively since they can now penetrate the skin’s outer dermal layer, having an effect upon the skin’s cells, producing new collagen. Dermatologists now have techniques for eradicating or lessening, wrinkles, fine lines, tightening up sagging skin, producing brighter, more translucent facial skin and much more due to new scientific advances.