Vitamin C! Retinol! Collagen! Hyaluronic Acid! Vitamin E, Glycerin & Squalene, Safflower Seed, Avocado, & Olive Oil
What do all these have in common and where can they be found? In Skin Care Products.
Pick any jar up at your local drugstore, a high end department store or online shopping. Many of these items will boast about how their product will reduce and diminish wrinkles, how they can plump your skin, and brighten it. Here’s the honest truth: They won’t. They can’t. Not significantly enough for you to believe the extra $20 or $200 dollars you spent on them was worth it.
Here’s why- They are not medical grade products.
When you go to the fancy department store, or look for a deal at your local drugstore, or even hear about great skin results from a celebrity on Instagram, they are all selling the buyer an experience not a result!
Morgan Wilhelm is an skincare expert and account manager for Alastin, in the Denver area. She explains the difference:
“The difference between over the counter skin care products and medical grade products is there is not a meaningful concentration and therapeutic yield to create an exacting change with the skin.”
Millions are spent each year on new skin care products promising results, and though the ingredients may look the same on a jar there is a big difference.
The ingredients are not as concentrated to be effective; the quality of the ingredients is usually not as pure, and the person selling it to you is not qualified to understand your individual skin care needs.
Here is what Medical Grade Skin Care Benefits Do For You
- It’s been developed with the highest quality and concentration of ingredients
- It is usually under the direction of a medical doctor
- It’s ingredients activate and support the skin
- The person selling you the product is a certified aesthetician whose background is in skin histology and application. They have gone to school to understand how skin works and its conditions and care.
- Results are visible and verified and backed by scientific facts
It’s time to talk about the science of skin and aging processes.
Let’s break down in simplest terms what happens to our skin- how it is structured beneath the surface, what happens as we age, and MOST importantly, How medical treatments and advanced medical skincare science is breaking barriers in anti-aging therapies.
To understand the skin and how it works, think of a web, a matrix of ingredients beneath the skin, collagen and elastin. Collagen supports the skin, strengthening it with fibroblasts-a network of fibrous cells upon which new cells grow.
Elastin- is a key extracellular matrix that gives resilience and elasticity to tissues. In this matrix or web, each has a very specific role that depends on the other for healthy, vibrant skin.
While, the ingredient dermal hyaluronic acid fills in the spaces between the two, supporting and hydrating the skin.
When the skin is young and healthy, fibroblasts create new skin cells easily and quickly, elastin is maintained, and with plenty of collagen produced, gives the skin a plump appearance.
As we age, many factors contribute to these changes and slower production of collagen:
At age 30 and each year after, 1% less collagen is produced.
After 35 years of age, the blood circulatory system slows creating adherence to gluing and binding of dermal proteins with blood sugars. This causes advanced glycogenation of the skin, causing skin to begin sagging.
After 40 years of age, the fibroblasts have less ability to regenerate=less cell renewal, less collagen production.
And not only is this happening inside our bodies and skin, the debris caused in our skin is not being flushed out.
Just like a good cycling system of produced waste and toxins being removed, our skin does a good job of this when we are young. Every 18-21 days cellular debris and protein debris is eliminated.
But after a certain age, this slows down.
In 2016 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi “for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.” A cell biologist, Dr. Ohsumi was recognized for his work on autophagy, the process by which cells recycle their content.
With the rise of this new area of science, many scientists, health professionals and dermatologists began the exploration of increasing autophagy within the human body.
In the field of aesthetics, the importance of removing cellular and protein debris could only be done through treatments that disrupt or wound the skin, boosting fibroblasts into producing more cells, more collagen.
When you have treatments performed by certified medical professionals that disrupt the skin, it’s usually in the form of a profractional laser (the surface is ablated whereby the skin boosts collagen production) and microneedling.
In 2015, a new aesthetic medical grade skincare company began, Alastin. Their scientists found a way to remove debris topically while also supplying the body with TriHex Technology, a proprietary blend of active peptides and botanicals specifically engineered to work with the skin to clear out old collagen and elastin proteins that have been damaged by sun exposure and aging while supporting the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin.
Ahead of its time, Alastin Products Removes, Replenishes and Rebuilds Skin.
TriHex Technology supports the REMOVAL of aged collagen and elastin to help jump-start the skin’s natural rejuvenation process. Collagen and elastin breakdown and clump together due to photodamage and aging, which can slow down the production of new, healthy collagen and elastin in the deep dermal structure of the skin.
- Damaged skin barrier protection
- Dry and dull-looking skin
- Prone to the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines,and thin skin
TriHex Technology helps the skin REBUILD healthy collagen and elastin to support visible changes at the surface level. TriHex Technology helps restore the optimal skin environment and create room for new, healthy collagen and elastin by removing the damaged fragments.
- Smoother skin texture
- More hydrated skin
- Enhanced skin elasticity
- Stronger skin barrier to protect against future damage
- Improved appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and thin skin
- Damaged skin barrier protection
With daily use, TriHex Technology helps to REPLENISH new, healthy collagen and elastin and clear the damaged fragments to maintain healthy skin from the inside out on an ongoing basis.
- Daily maintenance with TriHex Technology for ongoing skin rejuvenation
- Helps to maintain healthy skin and a more youthful appearance
Your investment in medical grade skin care products may cost more than what you buy over the counter(though not always). And everyone’s skin is different. But science doesn’t lie and time tells the truth when it comes to your skin’s appearance and ability to recycle and renew.
Would you rather waste money on items that aren’t effective or make a future investment on products that actually help your skin in the long run?
Three essential products will do more than a drawerful of over the counter products:
- Alastin Restorative Skin Complex
- Alastin Restorative Eye Treatment
- Alastin Restorative Neck Complex
Alastin also produces another product used in conjunction with aesthetic treatments, Regenerating Skin Nectar. Applied 10-14 days before a treatment prepares the skin for better results. It also is used after a treatment to calm and hasten the healing process.
We’ve talked about medical skin care products and the therapeutic results from using them consistently.
To really enhance and boost your products, visiting a skincare specialist in a medical spa can do more for you in less time with more dramatic effects, all while being non-invasive (no surgery).
Check out the super results of Mad Peaches Medical Services, including Scarlet RF Microneedling and Broad Band Light Therapy.
The advances in skin care treatments performed under specialized care in a medical spa using medical skin care products results in optimal, effective and quicker results.