It seems that beauticians do not have enough hands, as science has brought, to help the industry, to several tools such as: light laser, sound laser, oxygen, electricity and many other sophisticated machines that promise other years of healthy, youthful skin. Anti-aging is the buzzword and medical spas at wellness centers, from dermatologists to over-the-counter products, there are more and more new and improved opportunities to let new and improved clients. But do they really work?
The basic concept of facial cleansing is no longer as basic as cleanliness, not enough. Today, men and women want to stop the passage of time, remove wrinkles and fine lines and age spots never make their debut. The beauty industry spends and earns millions every year to meet the "demand" of society.
Is this really the "demand" of the market or the masses of the beauty industry?
Many very sophisticated machines have been invented to treat the anti-aging process, but many of them inflict more pain than pleasure.
There are an impressive number of options available to improve the appearance of the skin. creams and peels to micro-dermabrasion and laser treatments, the most promising being to lift, hide, remove fine lines, while rejuvenating the damage caused by the sun, genetics and poor nutrition. None of the machines will give the appearance of a child of 16 years to those who are 6 years old, but with many treatments, it is possible to slow the aging process of the skin.
Although skin resurfacing, using acidic or chemical peels, can help skin look, there are also many potential complications, despite their approval by the FDA. Light lasers have also been shown to be effective in slowing skin aging by creating collagen, and the mesotherapy system, popular in Europe, has also been successful.
Micro-dermabrasion is a fairly fast and simple process that does not require that the client be cured at home or absent from work. It has been found that she peels the skin without any side effects. However, it produces an inefficient superficial peel. deep wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion superficially loosens the stratum corneum, the upper layer of the skin that prevents healthy ingredients from penetrating, allowing the skin to manifest itself through a younger appearance. Fine sand particles attack the skin in a frictional motion defined by any number of tools, eliminating dead skin cells.
The depth of the skin depends on the amount of time that the beautician spends on the client. Performed correctly (most beauticians work cautiously and slowly so as not to hurt the skin, causing other damage), most results are visible after three days with at least five separate treatments.
The process, like most skin care routines, requires sterilized tools and must be performed by a well-trained beautician. It is not recommended for people suffering from hyperpigmantation, inflamed skin or having acne or skin of coprose.
Mesotherapy is a process by which multivitamins and amino acids are injected into the skin every month. Through extensive research, I found no clinically relevant benefit. While mesotherapy treatments, supposed to stimulate fat cells and allow the loss of fatty acids and stored water, have been practiced in Europe and South America for more than fifty years, and more recently in the United States, doctors efficacy and safety of treatment, often arguing that the lack of scientific studies makes the process a trend to potentially dangerous side effects.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has issued a position statement against mesotherapy because there is no established mechanism of action demonstrating the efficacy or safety profile established with any of the drugs used in the process. Mesotherapy claims to act by introducing small amounts of natural extracts of vitamins and other agents directly into the dermis, which then melt adipose deposits trapped inside the dermis layer, thus forming cellulite. There are also many claims that mesotherapy improves circulation and, since toxins are eliminated, it takes a lot of water to remove them from the body, as well as dissolved fats. It is recommended that you perform a physical exercise program at least three days a week to facilitate the movement of medications used. This is not a treatment that someone would call "pampering". The skin is numb before the start of the process. Many clients discover small bumps on the skin that disappear after a few days and some have bruises or swelling that can last about a week before the disappearance. Mesotherapy is not recommended to treat the neck nor for those who bleed freely.
PHOTO / LPL REJUVENATION
Photo-rejuvenation, also known as LPL / LED pulsed light therapy, has proven effective for the treatment of acne, hyperpigmentation, rosecosis, broken capillaries. and dilated pores with little pain and no recovery time. Although this is not recommended for people with darker skin, in most cases, after five treatments, a gradual and natural looking enhancement can be observed. LPL / LED uses the energy of light to simultaneously treat many skin conditions, including freckles, age spots and other sun damage, in the most visible areas; face, neck, chest and hands.
A cold gel is usually applied to areas to be treated by the treating physician or a qualified esthetician who places the smooth, crystalline surface of the LPL handpiece on the skin. When the eye contour is covered, the light reaches the surface of the skin in the form of precise pulses for a feeling of warmth. After treatment, the skin will probably stay red for an hour or two. In addition to the face, this form of therapy works well on the neck, chest and hands, and its results usually last a year or more. Medical studies indicate that treatments of four to six minutes and twenty minutes are recommended every three weeks. Recovery requires no downtime and patients can resume normal activity immediately afterwards. Because the repairs are done internally, this form that creates collagen production leaves no break in the skin.
CLAMPING THE SKIN WITH LASER
A unique option of facial rejuvenation, laser skin tightening effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles and loose skin for a smoother and younger appearance. Lasers create an intense beam of bright light that moves in a direction with precise and selective wavelengths allowing specific treatments and unprecedented levels of security. Laser Skin Tightening is a minimally invasive, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source to tighten the skin by heating collagen under the skin's surface.
It is an increasingly popular treatment because the tightening of the facial skin is noticeable immediately after the treatment and there is no timeout. An additional tightening of the skin will occur in the next few months, but two to three treatments, one month apart, are needed to achieve intense results. This process, which does not require recovery time, helps clients achieve smoother, younger looking skin without surgery such as a face lift or tummy tuck. Laser skin tightening can erase and reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the upper lip, cheeks, eyelids and forehead. The treatment, suitable for men and women over thirty, improves the crow's feet around the eyes, removes brown spots, uneven skin tones and scars.
Botox, a drug made from a toxin produced by a bacterium, temporarily removes facial wrinkles by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles and / or nerves. With mostly positive results for all skin types, there are many side effects, including severe underarm sweating, severe neurological disorders causing shoulder muscle pain and uncontrollable blinking.
The desire for anti-aging products is greater than ever with new vitamin products, creams and other marketed products available every day. The "miracle cure" is still under study and many companies want to shorten the path to success. Vitamin E products are available for all skin types, although some people respond with redness or red eyes. Vitamin K, another "miracle cure" is excellent for coporosis, but it is important to note that pregnant women should seek the advice of their doctor before using it.
Peptides, of natural or human origin, are biologically active compounds that are chemically modified protein fragments. A chain of two or more amino acids, which together form a protein, play a role in collagen construction, reduction of wrinkles and rosacea, stimulating cell renewal and renewal. Peptides increase the synthesis of dermal matrix molecules essential for the preservation of youthful skin. The peptides can give results as substantial as 287% for glycosaminoglycans, 117% for collagen I and 327% for collagen IV. Anti-aging ingredients such as AHA, retinols and vitamin C irritate the skin and cause inflammation that can appear as redness or skin burns while peptides stimulate the growth of new skin without causing sores or irritation to the skin. The peptides act as a messenger between the epidermis and the dermis, stimulating cell activity by interacting with molecules that signal cells to produce more collagen.
Amino acids help retain moisture in the skin and improve the circulatory process, while fat molecules can be used to guide peptides deeper into the skin. The amino acid chain can be modified to reach the deepest possible penetration level of the skin. Recent in vitro studies show that "lipo-peptides" help to attract cells to other sites requiring repair and contribute to the reconstruction of the dermis, improving cell cohesion, improving water retention, and reducing skin dryness. MATRIXYL® Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 (lysyl-threonyl-threonyl-lysyl-serine) Like retinol, Matrixyl is a fast-acting source that reduces wrinkles with less irritation, thus creating a neo-synthesis collagen and fibronectin.
The test results show that when the appropriate percentage is used twice daily for two to six months, the deep wrinkles of the surface are reduced by 68% (2 months) and up to 90% (6 months). ARGIRELINE® Acetyl hexapeptide-3 Argireline is a neuro-peptide that inhibits the formation of wrinkles by preventing the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles that cause facial wrinkles. This new unique peptide also reduces the degree of existing facial wrinkles and has been shown to be effective against the development of wrinkles. Controlled studies have also shown that the depth of facial wrinkles can be reduced, especially at the forehead and around the eyes, and that Argireline can prevent visible aging of the facial skin. Laboratory tests revealed that the severity of wrinkles decreased by 27% after one month of treatment. A topographic analysis of the skin, performed on healthy volunteers, confirmed the validation of the mechanism of biochemical action proposed.
ALPHA-HYDROXY / AHA ACIDS
Alpha-hydroxy acids, which combine lactic, citric and malic acids, have been used for decades and are recommended by a qualified doctor or esthetician. Many studies show that these reverse the signs of aging and those of sun damage, while others show signs of thinning of the skin and damage and irritation.
RETIN A – RETINOIDS Tretinoin, the most common treatment for acne, was the first retinoid developed for topical use. Used by some as a treatment against hair loss, it is also part of many commercial products that slow down skin aging and eliminate wrinkles. Current evidence suggests that topical tretinoin reduces the appearance of blackheads and fine lines and smoothes the rough skin of the face. The brand Renova tretinoin is used to reduce the visibility of fine wrinkles and discoloration of the skin, and to smooth the rough skin of the face. Some patients, using both tretinoin and Renova, suffer from dry skin, redness and flaking. Since the use of tretinoin may cause thinning of the skin, patients who use the drug are strongly advised to refrain from waxing the hair because, once the wax is removed, it may come off the skin. top of the skin. It has also been reported that both drugs may harm unborn children. It is therefore recommended for people who are pregnant or who are considering not using these treatments.
Natural and recommended by doctors since childhood, vitamin C, L-ascorbate, is an essential nutrient for the synthesis of collagen. As a water soluble antioxidant, vitamin C as well as vitamin E, a fat soluble antioxidant, and the enzyme glutathione peroxidase stop chain reactions of free radicals. Vitamin C, one of the few topical agents that is effective against wrinkles, fine lines and dark whitening stains, is supported by reliable scientific evidence, presents some difficulties because of its lack of stability. When exposed to air, the vitamin C solution undergoes oxidation and becomes not only ineffective, but also potentially harmful, since oxidized vitamin C can increase the formation of free radicals. With regular use, vitamin C improves the density of the skin and helps restore the elasticity of the skin. Vitamin C also helps protect against skin aging while firming the skin, providing a firmer, smoother feel.
By Rena Levi Gibson