What Is All The Buzz Around Micro-needling?

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Whether you call it skin needling, micro-needling or collagen induction therapy, it’s all the same thing…. a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure. Pellé Medical Skincare has it, and we are calling it Micro-needling. The areas of the body that can be treated include the face, neck, décolleté and hands.


The micro-needling procedure starts with applying a topical anesthetic for patient comfort, as an electronic device, holding a sterile cartridge of 12 fine gage needles, moves across the skin at an extremely high rate of speed. As the needles move, they vertically puncture the skin, and tiny holes or micro-channels are created. This process of creating micro-channels, also known as a controlled wound, stimulates the skin to create collagen and elastin formation into the channels themselves. As a result, there is improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, acne scaring, pore size, firmness and pigmentation just to mention a few. Because there is no tissue destruction, the healing process begins right away. Depending on the depth of correction, a patient may look as if they have a sunburn following treatment that lasts from 1 – 3 or 4 days, up to a week. Specific instructions will be given at the time of treatment, and make-up can be used the following day.

 

This is not a one and done procedure. It requires anywhere rom 4, 6 or 8 treatments four to six weeks apart depending on the correction needed. Initial results are seen after one treatment, however lasting and more significant results will occur after 4-6 treatments and will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months. Micro-needling is safe, chemical free and can be used on all skin colors and types. It is sometimes the preferred treatment over laser since there is no risk of burning.

Finally, beware of dermal rollers that are being sold for home use. These rollers do not create precise vertical micro-channels, and can actually tear the skin due to the rolling nature of the device. They also cannot be properly sterilized at home. These two things together can cause inconsistent and traumatic results to the skin, as well as infection.

If you have any questions regarding micro-needling, or would like to schedule a package, please call the Pellé office at 513-272-0064 and we will be happy to assist you!

Look at some of these amazing results – see what micro-needling can do for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mybody™ myHERO™ Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream

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Ask you Skincare Nurse Specialist about this amazing moisturizing cream!

INTRODUCTION
As skin ages we begin to see thinning, wrinkled skin, loss of volume, hyperpigmentation, and a loss of elasticity. Chronic UV exposure leads to increased degenerative changes in the skin characterized by alterations in the ECM (extra cellular matrix) including collagen and elastin degradation and increased free radical damage to skin cells. In addition to thin, wrinkled skin, aging skin is often severely dehydrated with a compromised skin barrier. mybody offers the ultimate anti-aging hydrator which not only corrects and protects a compromised skin barrier but also helps to stimulate skin immunity and reduce the signs of aging.

PRODUCT
myHERO™ Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream
This intensive bioactive moisturizing cream with transformative biomimetic growth factor peptides helps correct and protect a compromised skin barrier. Redness is also reduced to visibly bring youth, vitality and radiance to dry, aging and sensitive skin. Cutting edge ingredients, such as TGF-β (Tissue Growth Factor), mimic the body’s own mechanism to produce collagen and bypass inflammation. Probiotic Derived Bioactives also help stimulate collagen production while increasing skin immunity. Revinage® is a multi-functional, clinically-proven ingredient with a retinoid-like effect. myHERO Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream also includes lightening, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects while providing intense hydrating ingredients that make this the ultimate bioactive moisturizing cream for mature, aging, and excessively dry and sensitive skin.
*Revinage is a registered trademark of Chemyunion

OBJECTIVE
To establish the effectiveness of myHERO Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increasing the hydration level, and improving the barrier function of aging and excessively dry skin for the subjects.

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8 Week Study of mybody myHERO™ Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream
MATERIALS AND METHODS

10 subjects > 40 years old were recruited and enrolled in an 8 week study. Visual assessments, VISIA® analysis, photographs, and Bioelectric Impedance Analysis of moisture/oil content were done at baseline and every 2 weeks. Each patient used the following products:
1. CLEAN ROUTINE® Revitalizing Foaming Cleanser (AM/PM)
2. myHERO™ Anti-Aging Growth Factor Serum (AM/PM)
3. *myHERO™ Anti-Aging Growth Factor Daytime Lotion (AM)
4. PROTECT & SERVE® Tinted Sun Shield SPF 30 (AM)
5. myHERO™ Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream (PM)
Each subject maintained daily self-assessment logs.

RESULTS
10 subjects completed the study and all subjects experienced some level of improvement. Subjects saw a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, improvement in texture, improvement in UV damage and improvement in moisture content.

CONCLUSION
Data indicates that myHERO Anti-Aging Growth Factor Serum, *myHERO Anti-Aging Growth Factor Daytime Lotion and myHERO Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream are effective in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, rough texture and UV damage while increasing the moisture content without increasing irritation potential or heightened sensitivity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Source: mybody LLC.

Sugar and Wrinkles

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Has anyone ever told you that ingesting sugars and starches can cause wrinkles?  Well it can, by a process called GLYCATION.  Glycation is the process by which sugar molecules attach onto proteins and fats forming Advanced Glycation End Products commonly referred to as AGE’s.  When glycation takes place it causes protein fibers in the skin to become stiff and malformed. The proteins in the skin most affected are collagen and elastin. These are the proteins responsible for giving us a youthful complexion.

Dr. Nicholas Perricone states “Eating sugary and starchy foods shows up on the skin as a loss of radiance, dark circles under the eyes, the loss of tone, puffiness, and increase in fine lines and wrinkles, the loss of facial contours and increased pore size.  These foods can also exacerbate acne, which is a systemic inflammatory disease.  I am not exaggerating when I say that sugar can rob you of your youth, health, and beauty.”

Signs of glycation usually start to appear in our 30’s. At age 30 we aren’t producing the collagen we were when we were young.  So what can be done to help slow down the aging process?  The best thing to do is the change up your diet. Try to stay away from sugary foods and refined carbohydrates. Examples of food to avoid are processed foods, cereals, soda and anything with high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup increases the rate of glycation by 10X compared to glucose.

The second thing you can do to is to invest in skincare products that contain ingredients proven to help fight glycation or stimulate the production of collagen. Green tea is just one potent ingredient proven to significantly interfere with the glycation process. Drinking green tea can also be beneficial.

Pellé Medical Skincare does offer a wide variety of products aimed at fighting glycation and producing collagen. The Intense Firm by Société contains 7 protein peptides aimed at producing collagen and increasing elasticity and firmness. It also contains the powerful antioxidant green tea. From the iS Clinical line, Youth Complex has been clinically proven to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. It contains a copper tripeptide growth factor that mimics the way skin naturally produces collagen.

Sources:
Glycation: how sugar causes wrinkles.  www.simplyantiaging.com/2479/glycation
Sugar and Aging: How to fight glycation.  www.elle.com.makeup-skin-care/sugar-aging-how-to-fight-glycation-614621

What You Need to Know About Serums

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Serums are a top pick of many skin care gurus because they are formulated to target specific skin issues. Whether you want to reduce fine lines, smooth fine lines, reduce dark spots, prevent acne or brighten up your skin, serums come in a variety of formulas.

The best part about serums is that most of the fluid is eliminated — what’s left is a high concentration of active ingredients. Serums are loaded with the most potent dose of anti-aging ingredients — antioxidants, peptides and skin brighteners you can find on the market.

Many serums are packaged in pump bottles or have medicine-dropper applicators to dispense just the tiny amount you need. Those few concentrated drops have the ability to penetrate deep within the layers of your skin so that you get phenomenal results!

Additionally, serums tend to be a patient favorite as they have a non-greasy finish and they don’t leave behind a sticky residue. To find the serum that is best for your skin — schedule an appointment with your Nurse Skincare Specialist at Pellé.