Peptide Skin Therapy

Wipes Away Years In One Week

Peptide Skin Therapy. Healthy Living Magazine

Peptide Skin Therapy. Healthy Living Magazine

You can have younger looking skin in one week with peptide skin therapy. As we age our body produces less collagen and elastin, providing the elasticity and firmness of youthful skin, due to decreasing peptide activity.

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Peptides are comprised of two or more amino acids, the building blocks of the human body, linked together in a specific order, creating a chain. There are so many different amino acid combinations that peptides in all their variations are able to act as intelligent tiny messengers that stimulate different responses in your skin, helping it to function, look and feel better.

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new generation peptides

The next generation of youthful and blemish fighting peptides is being created for specific skin care needs. The latest generation bids on developing proteins small enough to be absorbed deeply by the skin and precisely target specific problems:

• Wrinkles on face and hands

• Fine lines around eyes and lips

• Leathering and elasticity weakening

• Firmness and definition deficit

• Uneven skin tone, dark spots

• Thinning

• Poor texture and scaling

• Acne and blemishes

peptides and hormonal change

Heptapeptide-7 from Helix Biomedix is aimed at women in their 30s and 40s who are beginning to see how hormone changes seem to affect skin texture. Due to a reduction in estrogen levels, women as young as 30 start to develop disheartening skin aging that seems to be out of control—and it is because as hormones decrease, the body’s peptide activity dips too. The loss of hormones and peptides leads to skin thinning, loss of elasticity, scaling and dryness with wrinkling and sagging. This bioactive peptide has been shown in laboratory tests to promote keratinocyte proliferation and migration to support cell renewal.

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In a published study, heptapeptide-7 molecules supplemented the skin’s diminished activities produced by reduced estrogen. Heptapeptide-7 is an even smaller fragment cleaved from the wound healing peptide (HB-107). This combination of amino acids stimulates skin cell renewal, growth and production of collagen and elastin. The peptide upregulates cell division, growth factors and genes responsible for producing hyaluronic acid.

Stretch Mark Cream from Apothederm is an example of a product using this peptide. Validation of this approach was seen in a clinical study of 32 women (mean age 54) in which forehead wrinkles and skin texture were improved with the application of this peptide fragment. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, plastic surgeon Dr Ivona Percec explains that peptides work “by stimulating the replacement of collagen, elastin and other components that suffer during aging.”

collagen stimulation

Palmitoyl hexapeptide-14 boosts collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles while increasing firmness of the skin. It targets dull and dry skin. Meantime, hexapeptide-21 works within the skin’s own repair and regeneration system and stimulates collagen production and turnover, in older, damaged skin.

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acne peptide

Lipohexapeptide HB1345 turns on the skin’s antibacterial activity as an acne treatment. This new peptide shows potent activity against Propionibacterium acnes with no evidence of resistance in preliminary studies, according to Stephen Schleicher, MD, founder and medical director of Derm Dx Center for Dermatology, Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The product is to be used like the topical drug clindamycin but without side effects or development of bacterial resistance, he says.

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