In the world of aesthetic enhancement, the effects of aging are by far the most common concern amongst both men and women. Regardless of a variety of factors, including skin type, tone, texture and the quality of your skincare routine, aging can have a number of drastic effects on the health and appearance of the skin. According to Midtown dermatologist, Dr. Ritu Saini, whether its directly or indirectly, aging is the main cause of some of the most common skincare ailments, including:
· Wrinkles & Fine Lines
· Facial Volume Loss
· Hyperpigmentation or Skin Discolorations
· Superficial Facial Scars
· Rosacea and Inflammatory Blemishes
And these are only a few of the most common concerns that can result from aging. As we age, our skin loses vital skincare proteins such as collagen and elastin, which not only act as a vital component to the health of the skin, but they also give our skin the ability to restore and rejuvenate itself, faster and more efficiently than it otherwise would. One of the most effective methods to combat the signs of aging, is to stimulate the production of these proteins, collagen and elastin. While there are a variety of different treatments and products that claim to do so, one of the most little-known, yet most effective methods of this requires the use of peptides. In recent years, you might have heard some rumblings of peptides, however, as time has passed Midtown dermatologist, Ritu Saini and others in the field have lauded the brilliant effects of these amazing compounds, especially as they leave us with far fewer side effects of more invasive procedures and treatments. Learn more about peptides and how they can help your skin today.
What are Peptides?
Peptides, are commonly found throughout the body, as they are composed of a string of amino acids – which are the building blocks of proteins, such as collagen and elastin fibers. These proteins make up the structure of our cells, including the hair, nails, and skin – providing our tissues both firmness and their elastic texture. Peptides are not only just important to the structure of the hair, skin and nail cells – they also make up every cell in the body and are dependent on their proper function. Peptides also create enzymes and hormones, while also acting as an energy source for the body overall.
Peptides for Skincare
Again, according to Midtown dermatologist, Dr. Ritu Saini, beginning in our late-20’s, we start to lose collagen every year, without any more of it being produced. Not only causing our skin to breakdown, but for its naturally regenerative mechanisms to drastically slow down as well. The addition of peptides create a complex, in which the body is signaled to begin producing collagen once again, while also identifying the areas in which it is needed most. As our skin is breaking down, as a result of aging, the addition of peptides signals the body to produce collagen and direct that collagen to the skin – creating new skin cells, and hyaluronic acid to provide adequate protection and the hydration needed for the health and wellness of the skin. This is the case, even when the breakdown of skin isn’t as severe. The addition of peptides onto the skin’s surface, in the form of a serum or cream, tricks the skin into thinking there is damage to the area – sending collagen and other “reinforcements” to the area. The peptides added to the skin, specialize into different types, each with their own specific function. Carrier Peptides are used to deliver trace minerals to the skin, and boost collagen. Enzyme inhibitor peptides work by slowing the skin’s natural breakdown, slowing the loss of collagen. Signal peptides also send messages to specific parts of the skin to promote the production of elastin, collagen and other proteins. And finally, neurotransmitter peptides, prevent the release of the chemicals that cause the contraction of muscles which cause expressions, to prevent any future wrinkles – acting extremely similar to Botox. Understanding these actions, peptide products can provide patients with a full-spectrum collagen boosting effect and lead to wholesale skin rejuvenation, without the side effects often associated with more invasive treatments or procedures. For more information on how to improve your skin using peptides, contact NY MEDICAL SKINCARE SOLUTIONS today.