How Peptide Treatments Repair Skin & Make You Look Younger
Many skin care products use Peptides to treat wrinkles. Skin is made up of mostly collagen. It is the foundation that gives your skin support & thickness. As you age, your skin becomes thin & wrinkled due to loss of collagen.
Collagen is protein & is made up of long chains of amino acids strung together like chains of linked building blocks. When it is broken down, short segments of 3 to 5 amino acids are formed called Peptides. Peptides are not junk collagen, these “mini proteins” are active molecules and these are the Peptides that are revolutionizing the cosmeceutical/dermaceutical skin industry because they produce new collagen and remove damaged collagen from scar tissue. Matrixyl, Argireline and Pentapeptide are among the most powerful types of peptides for increasing collagen production and they are found in all of T4 Skin Care’s Peptide Treatments such as our Oxygenating Antioxidant Face Gel, No More Deep Wrinkles w/ CoQ10, T4 Bio Placenta Growth Factor Peptide Serum, No More Red Skin, Oxygen Revitalizing Mask w/ Copper Peptides and Six Peptides Line Filler.
Here Are 3 Ways Peptides Improve Skin Wrinkles
And Make Skin Look Younger:
1. Peptides Signal Your Skin to Make More Collagen-As we age, collagen is destroyed but not replaced. One strategy to improve wrinkles and make us look younger is to replace lost collagen. When collagen breaks down it forms specific peptides that act as signals to inform the skin it was damaged and to make new collagen. Applying Peptides directly to the skin is a way to trick the skin into thinking it has lost collagen recently and needs to make more.
2. Because Peptides are small they can penetrate the skin’s protective barriers to get to the deeper layers to promote collagen production, repair damaged skin cells and stimulate new cell growth.
3. The Neuropeptide Argireline found in T4’s Peptide Treatments block transmission of signals from the nerves to the facial muscles and blocking the contraction of muscles leads to smoother skin.
Growth Factors are Proteins that communicate to certain cells that new collagen needs to be made. Transforming growth factors accelerate collagen and elastin production, deter enzymes that break down collagen and elastin and reduce inflammation. Epidermal growth factors repair damaged skin cells.
It is best to start using Peptides at the first hint of lines, with the assumption that it will keep lines from growing deeper. Our Peptide serums and lotions are excellent for softening the lines of the forehead, crows feet, bunny lines that come from wrinkling up the nose and causing deep lines across the bridge or sides of the nose, lip lines, and nasolabial fold lines that run from the base of the nose down to the chin area. The muscles that you are working in these areas create lines due to overuse of those muscles. The wrinkles in these areas start out as fine lines but gradually get deeper as the muscle habit becomes a standard part of your daily expression. As we age, we also lose the soft layer of fat just under the skin and this gradual loss of fat on the face makes the skin appear more wrinkled. Using Peptides from early on can prevent the need for more expensive treatments like line filler agents such as Restylane, Botox, and fat transfers.
In the past decade, peptides have taken on growing prominence in the skin care category. They’ve become so popular, in fact, that countless skin care products proudly feature them on their ingredient lists, whether sold by physicians and licensed skin care professionals or cosmeceutical companies. In just the past few years, several new studies have demonstrated a wider potential for the use of peptides. For example, it is believed that the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory characteristics of certain peptides may prove useful in the treatment of psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.
All T4 Skin Care Peptide treatments contain signal peptides that encourage fibroblasts to increase production of collagen while decreasing the breakdown of existing collagen; neurotransmitter peptides that limit muscle contraction and, thus, are said to mimic the effects of botox; and carrier peptides that stabilize and deliver trace elements necessary for wound-healing and enzymatic processes.
THE NEW ENEMY: SUGAR
Sugar, or glycation is one of the main causes of aging skin. We are not talking about skin aging due to the consumption of sweets such as sugar, cupcakes, candy and chocolate but an internal chemical reaction within the body that breaks down collagen & elastin. The same glucose that provides energy for our cells can react with collagen resulting in the formation of Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGE’s) and Free Radicals (ROS). This creates cross-linking of protein fibers that leads to loss of elasticity and changes in the dermis as well as two additional biochemical reactions in the skin caused by environmental oxidative stress that damages our cell structure:
1. The formation of Reactive Oxygen Species-(ROS) that includes oxygen irons, free radicals and peroxides-
2. The activation of Matrix Metalloproteinase Enzymes (MMPs) that degrades collagen and inhibits the formation of new collagen that results in clumping, thickened “ropy” aged skin, especially skin continuously subjected to sun and oxidative stress.
The Key to Healthier Skin is to apply any of our T4 specialty Peptide treatments but in particular, our Anti-Wrinkle Cell Revitalizer traps or arrests the two aforementioned biochemical reactions before they damage collagen and other tissues due to the synergy of plant stem cell ingredients working with other peptides in the formula.
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