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Top Anti-aging Breakthroughs (Part 3)

We
continue with the third installment on the topic of top anti-aging breakthroughs.
Earlier mentioned are Nano-Encapsulation Technology, Fractional Lasers, Dermal
Fillers, and Anti-Aging Sunscreen. Here are the last two scientific
breakthroughs: 

Antioxidants

What do vitamins C and E, CoQ10, green tea,
coffee berry, resveratrol from grapes, and glutathione have in common? They are
among the most popular antioxidant ingredients in the market.
Antioxidants fight aging by destroying free radicals, the unstable
molecules that occur from sun exposure, smoking, and pollution. Excessive
amounts of free radicals can lead to cell injury and death.
DERMAX NanoQ has Nano-
encapsulated CoQ10 and
stabilized vitamin C.
Free radicals play a major part not
only in aging, but also in degenerative diseases such as cancer, fatty liver, arthritis,
cardiovascular and neuro disorders. Generating the loudest buzz (albeit for the
wrong reason) is glutathione, which when taken internally excellently protects
the body tissues.
When topically applied, antioxidants
stabilize the hyperactive free radicals before they harm the skin collagen.
There are scores of studies demonstrating the power of topical antioxidants to
reverse the signs of aging, particularly CoQ10 and vitamins C and E.  

Being reactive themselves,
antioxidants should be used in stabilized form to be effective in skin care
formulations. Nano-encapsulated CoQ10 and stabilized vitamin C are used in
DERMAX Professional skin care products.

Botox

On April 12, 2002, the USFDA
approved botulinum toxin type A injection for cosmetic use to temporarily
improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead furrows, and wrinkles around
the eyes. Popularly known as Botox (an Allergan trade mark), it has become
the most popular method for facial rejuvenation, with annual figures exceeding
5 million procedures in the United States alone. 
Wrinkles can literally
disappear with Botox, normally for 3 to 4 months, but effect could extend up to
6 months for regular users.



Botox treatment at SkinStation
erases wrinkles without the frozen look.

The procedure consists of
injections of a small dose of botulinum toxin to paralyze specific facial
muscles. The wrinkle reducing result can be immediate, with optimum effect
showing one week after the procedure.



A common side effect is the
dampening of emotional expressions, which could be due to less interaction
between the facial muscles and the brain. If you notice some senior TV actors
unable to show anger in their facial expression, that’s caused by Botox. At
SkinStation, we have developed a treatment protocol to minimize such
undesirable side effect.


Botox
treatment is best combined with dermal fillers and anti-aging products to
further improve results. This combination of therapies can extend the youth
enhancing effects and even help prevent the formation of new lines and
wrinkles.



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This column was published in the Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Section on December 10, 2013. The author is the CEO of SkinStation. He
received the 2011 Outstanding Chemist Award from Professional
Regulation Commission (PRC) for his achievements in the field of cosmetic
chemistry. 
Skin Smart aims to clarify facts and myths on skin care. Send your questions and comments to info@skinstation.ph.  




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