For centuries, humans have been interested in exploring the many ways we could combat natural aging. We’ve come quite a long way even in the last hundred years. Now, we have better tools than milk and honey (though that would make a luxurious bath) and thick, pink cream. We have high-tech laser treatments and even surgery to address the various signs of aging that concern us. In the middle of modern-day skincare, we’ve got excellent options for cleansing, exfoliating, and rejuvenating products. It’s no secret that a strong skincare regimen is a key to younger-looking skin. And it all comes down to ingredients.
What are Peptides?
Peptides aren’t just found in skincare products, they’re found in the body, too. Studies suggest that peptides result from the breakdown of important proteins that are involved in tissue repair. They serve as the starting point for tissue remodeling, acting as the stimulus for increased collagen and elastin to be made. While the body produces peptides when an injury occurs, studies also point out that we can stimulate this tissue repair process by applying peptides topically. This is why many medical-grade products contain one or more types of peptides.
How Peptides Work
Peptides work by calling in the skin-rebuilding troops. Because the body senses the presence of peptides as an indicator of protein breakdown, adding peptides to the skin tricks the body into thinking healing is necessary. Various peptides may be used to achieve this. Messenger particles request more collagen and elastin, while copper peptides support the collagen fibers that are under repair. Carrier peptides are amino acids that support tissue regeneration with various minerals. More than the type of peptide contained in a skincare product, it is the concentration and synergistic effect of multiple ingredients that produce the biggest changes in the skin.
We understand that the skin is a critical aspect of feeling attractive. in addition to providing patients with a high standard of surgical care, Dr. Rosenthal also carries a variety of skincare products that can be used after surgery or nonsurgical treatments or just on their own. If you’re ready to change up your skincare routine with medical-grade products proven to achieve results, we’re ready to help you. Call (408) 559-4700 to schedule a visit with us.