Did you know that the average skincare product provides less than 5% penetration. It is important to use products that offer a high penetration rate. The fact is skincare products should have a good delivery system in place. Your products should be formulated to help rebuild, repair, remodel and preserve the epidermal layers of the skin while building collagen and strengthening elasticity. A liposome delivery system is key to product penetration.
Liposomes are microscopic spheres that are so tiny making the absorption almost perfect which solves many problems for special nutrient deficiencies within the skin. Products which are poorly absorbed or which have a normal molecular size inhibit efficient absorption providing very little nutrient value for our skin cells. Normal absorption is in the 3-5 percent range, liposomal absorption is 90 plus percent!
Does your skincare products have this system in place. I have the perfect solution. I can help you get that healthy radiant skin you have always wanted without using harsh ingredients, chemicals or causing inflammation.
TAMA Microcurrent Therapy
As we adopt healthy choices by adding exercise to our daily activities, we need to be mindful of the 32 individual muscles in our face. Instead of injecting toxins and chemicals, ask yourself WHY NOT exercise those muscles naturally. Microcurrent treatment is completely natural, safe, and non-invasive, and allows your facial muscles to tone, rejuvenate, heal, and rebuild themselves.
Like CIT, Microcurrent is another natural, non-invasive, and holistic approach to facial treatment. Visible results are evident after a single pain free treatment. Subsequent treatments have a cumulative effect and provide remarkable results that challenge both dermal fillers and laser technology.
TAMA Microcurrent is a form of electrical massage that allows your face to attain better health naturally. This non-invasive, holistic modality is closest to the body’s own healing state, promoting homeostasis through rebalancing of ionic transport in the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers of the skin. TAMA's unique Multi-Mode Waveform stimulation provides simultaneous muscle toning and re-education, thus providing both short- and long-term benefits.
Again like CIT, no other aesthetic service can come close to these proven results.
Microcurrent treatment has been proven to:
• Diminish appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Improve circulation
• Clear up/ reduce acne
• Improve muscle tone in face, neck, and hands
• Lift jowls and eyebrows
• Calm rosacea
• Drain lymphatic nodes
• Treat sun damage
• Improve skin pigmentation
• Facilitate product penetration
• Tighten large pores, resulting in smoother and firmer skin
• Revitalize the skin
• Improve elasticity
Ask about TAMA’s Microcurrent facial rejuvenator and start your journey to a newer you!!
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Osmosis Pur Medical Skin Care
Osmosis Pur Medical Skin Care
The Bees Knees of Skin Care!
About Osmosis SkincareThe Future is Here.
Osmosis Skin Care offers a collection of facial products that are safe to use on even the most sensitive skin because they are infused with nutrients that are highly efficacious and yet non-inflammatory. For decades most skincare companies have been using irritating ingredients that work by inflaming the skin. This has to change if we want to reverse aging skin. Most skincare companies also struggle to get adequate penetration (2-5% on average) and they have failed to address the lack of skin nutrition needed to feed the repair process. This has resulted in poor outcomes throughout the world.
Osmosis achieves remarkable results by addressing every aspect of skin damage; collagen/elastin production, scar tissue build-up, loss of skin nutrition and growth factors, and DNA damage. In addition, Osmosis Skincare avoids ingredients and strategies that weaken and inflame the skin. Finally, Osmosis Skincare differentiates itself by using the most advanced ingredients in the world. We are the first to offer DNA repair strategies using Zinc Finger Technology™. We are the first to offer liposomally delivered stem cell growth factors. We have over 17 patents pending for ingredients that have the unique ability to improve the skin without damaging or interfering with its proper function. Osmosis Skincare is the first company discussing increasing skin nutrition and offering multiple modalities to achieve that goal.
No skincare line in the world has a more complete approach to skin health than Osmosis Skincare.
Your results will reflect that.
Skin disorders and Conditions Where Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) Shows Excellent Results
A list of common skin disorders and conditions where Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) (aka: Dermal Needling or Micro-needling) shows excellent results:
· Thin Skin
· Loss of adhesion & resiliency
· Premature ageing
· Epidermal density & strength
· Lax skin
· UV damage
· Stretch Marks
· Hair restoration
How CIT improves… Lax Skin and Wrinkles
What went wrong?
· Keratinocyte damage = impaired signals to fibloblasts
· Deterioration of collagen & elastin fibrils
· Loss of structural integrity
· Increased levels of elastin (actinic elastosis)
· Loss of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs)
· Loss of adhesion (dermal-epidermal junction)
What are some causes?
· Chronological and mitochondrial aging
· Cellular senescence
· Glycation – sugar molecules (fructose or glucose) bond to proteins or lipids without the controlling action of an enzyme, leading to advanced glycation end products (AGE’s), which cause inflammation. Abnormal cross-linking results in damage to the collagen and elastin. Glycation CANNOT be reversed!
· UV irradiation
· Oxidative stress (radical exposure), which causes lipid peroxidation
· Repeated mechanical stress (frowning)
· Rapid weight loss
· Connective tissue disorders
How does CIT correct lax skin and wrinkles?
Increases the availability of cell nutrients and the triggering of the wound healing cascade brings platelets, fibroblasts, epithelial, and immune cells together to facilitate wound healing. A complex signaling system, made up of predominately of growth factors and the cytokines released by them, exists between these cells.
Rapid re-epithelialization leads to earlier restoration of normal cell-to-cell communication, especially between keratinocytes and fibroblasts; thus, negating the inflammatory cascades abd allowing fibroblasts differentiation that produces a physiological process of increased GAG production, and consequently more collagen. In addition, myofibroblasts produce a tightening effect through myofibril contraction using a mechanism similar to that in smooth muscle cells.
Source: The Concise Guide to Dermal Needling - Expanded Medical Edition by Dr. Lance Setterfield, M/D., 2013, pages 50-51.
Not All Collagen is Created Equal - Why Collagen Induction Therapy Produces Natural Collagen NOT Scar Collagen
In any anti-aging situation , growth factors need to be stimulated by some means. Typically this is accomplished through controlled wounding. Several different types of growth factors are released according to the type of wound incurred. Growth factors are responsible for orchestrating and regulating cellular function and repair after injury. An ideal skin rejuvenation wounding or treatment would both improve the penetration of any active ingredient and wake up the fibroblast.
Unfortunately most rejuvenation treatments rely on dramatically invasive chemical peels, light or radio frequency to burn the skin, which leads to the release of TGF-B1 and TGF-B2 (transforming growth factors), TIMP-1, and Heat Shock Protein 47. These generate a fibrotic response that promotes scar collagen (thick, parallel oriented bundles.)
By contrast collagen induction therapy or dermal needling results in increased TGF-B, FGF-7 (keratinocyte growth factor), and EGF (epidermal growth factor)which promotes natural collagen, with scarless wound healing.
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Scientific research suggests that elevated levels of estrogen and progesterone can result in an increased growth of yeast in the body. Yeast is primarily housed in the digestive tract and may be culpable for as many as 30 percent of the acne cases seen on an annual basis. We can also increase yeast levels by eating sugar, which provides yeast populations with fodder to propagate. This propagation can then lead to imbalances in flora (healthy bacteria) that line our digestive tracts. This, in turn, allows for further yeast overgrowth.
The most common yeast population among Americans (relevant because of diet) is called Candida albicans, commonly referred to as Candida. Candida in associated with vaginal yeast infections and thrush. It may be a surprise but yeast infections originate in the intestine. When Candida levels fall out of balance, the yeast emits toxins that travel through the body via the body (via the blood stream) and result in a variety of physiological imbalances. If left unchecked, toxic yeast may rise up and disturb hormone production, impair immune function, and generally wreak havoc on many organs with the skin being the common victim.
The use of antibiotics to treat acne (used to counteract the bacteria that feed of the sebum in the skin) can cause an additional suppression of the immune system plus negatively affect digestive health which will inevitability exacerbate the development of acne. In my opinion, the colon and its related toxin build up is the primary source of acne. Suffice it to say that acne could be greatly reduce to changes in one's diet, colonics and detoxes (do your research and consult your physician as appropriate).
Q - Can aging be reversed?
A - Skin will return to its most ideal state if there has not beem scarring and if it is given high levels of the nutrients it relies on to function optimally, and it is not continually subjected to ongoing inflammation. This means you cannot use irritants, you cannot exfoliate, you cannot get sunburns. You must increase circulation and maximize non-traumatic ingredients that encourage the skin to live up to its potential. We must also increase our immune efforts to repair and remove the scar tissue. This is best done by activating macrophages. Finally, we need to make repairs at the cellular level to the actual damaged DNA until we can achieve productions levels of antioxidants and enzymes that match the skin of our youth.
Q - Why do I get facial hair?
A - There are two components to facial hair: your genetic makeup and the influence of testosterone. Certain ethnicities have higher levels of villous activity. Other women are effected by ovanian cysts, low body fat levels, and the effects of hormone-laced dairy products.
Q - Why am I getting acne after age 30?
A - This coul dbe from ovarian cysts. It could be poor elimination and a need for more regularity. It could be elevated yeast levels. It could be a sluggish liver. It could be a buildup of a particular toxin.
Q - What are those bumps on my kids' arms?
A - Those goose bumps are what known as keratosis pilaris. I believe they are related to digestion. Exfoliation helps little, but internal options like probitics and/or anti-fungals may be more beneficial.The skin on the back of the arm is sensitive, which is why aggressive topical remedies are not tolerated well.
Ben Johnson, MD "Transform Your Skin Naturally", 2010
The introduction of retinoic acid and alpha hydroxy acids to skincare products marks the first time consumers saw immediate gratification in their anti-aging quest. It was a boom for esthetics, who now had clients setting up monthly visits to get their acid fix as part of their facial. The results were impressive-plump, taut skin with a reduced appearance of wrinkles. Who wouldn't be hooked.
The problem, however, is that these results are only temporary, and in the long run they actually damage the skin and cause it to age faster than it would if we didn't use the harsh products and techniques. The reason is that when we apply retinoic acid and alpha hydroxy acids to the skin, we are causing inflammation-and inflammation is bad for the skin. When you apply an acid to your face-and this applies to almost every acid, depending on the concentration-you immediately create trauma. This trauma results in swelling. Swelling makes wrinkles and fine lines look better, but only temporarily.
The other effect of these treatments is that they damage the epidermal barrier. The skin, being the intelligent defense mechanism that it is, sees this damage as an assault and seeks to fix the problem. In what is called an "emergency repair response," the skin rushes to repair the damaged epidermis, which speeds up the epidermal turnover rate. Unfortunately, many skincare experts assume that increased epidermal turnover is a good thing-evidence that the skin is returning to its youthful functioning-yet, this forced exfoliation is actually the skin's equivalent of a four-alarm fire.
Ben Johnson, MD "Transform Your Skin Naturally", 2010, Chapter 2, pp. 21-22.
You may not know this...not all wrinkles are created equal. While wrinkles from sundamage and intrinsic aging can be improved, those from a process known as glycation cannot.
It is less widely known that blood sugar has an important bearing on the aging process. Unfortunately, in addition to being a vital cellular fuel, glucose is also a substance that can cause damage to cells and tissues by randomly reacting with proteins, DNA and other vital molecules.
In the process called non-enzymatic glycosylation or glycation, glucose molecules attach themselves to proteins, setting in motion a chain of chemical reactions that ends in the proteins binding together or crosslinking, thus altering their biological and structural roles. The process is slow but increases with time.
Advanced Glycosylation End products (AGEs), is the term given to Crosslinks of proteins like collagen and elastin, which seem to toughen tissues and may cause some of the deterioration associated with aging. AGEs have been linked to stiffening connective tissue (collagen), hardened arteries, clouded eyes, loss of nerve function, and less efficient kidneys. These are deficiencies that often accompany aging.
AGEs exert their harmful effects on two levels. Most obviously, they physically impair protein, DNA and lipids, altering their chemical properties. They also act as cellular signals, triggering a cascade of destructive events when they attach to their cellular binding sites.
The main binding site for AGEs is appropriately called RAGE (receptor for AGEs). The binding of AGEs to RAGE induces cellular activation and intracellular oxidative stress, AGE binding to RAGE tends to be self-amplifying, since the more AGEs bind to RAGE, the more RAGE binding sites develop. This creates a "positive feedback loop" leading to spreading waves of cellular activation and tissue damage.
One happy finding is that the body has its own defense system against crosslinking. Just as it has anti-oxidants to fight free-radical damage, it has other guardians, immune system cells called macrophages, that combat glycation.
Macrophages with special receptors for AGEs seek them out, engulf them, break them down, and eject them into the blood stream where they are filtered out by the kidneys and eliminated in urine. The only apparent drawback to this defense system is that it is not complete and levels of AGEs increase steadily with age. One reason is that kidney function tends to decline with advancing age.
Is there an answer to glycation?
Treatment is best started with prevention by diet control, reducing total calories, avoiding high sugar foods and not cooking at high temperatures. Supplements such as aminoguanidine, pyridoxamine, carnosine and benfotiamine are excellent glycation preventors.
Carnosine levels decline with age, and now that many people are cutting down on meat - the main dietary source of carnosine - supplementation becomes expecially important. Expect to see carnosine in the 'new generation' of actives of the future.
Beautymag Online, Glycosylation and the Ageing Process
Peter T. Pugliese, MD, April 14, 2008, from the April 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Estrogen Creams and Menopause
It is often noticed that after menopause women begin to age faster. Wrinkles increase rapidly, akin quickly loses elasticity and smoothness. This seems to be a result from diminished levels of estrogen. Among the hormones whose levels decline with age, estrogens have the most dramatic effect in the skin. Estrogens are known to protect women from heart disease, and now it seems that they also slow down skin aging. Several studies indicate that postmenopausal woman on estrogen replacement therapy develop less wrinkles, better skin texture
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