As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which are chemicals that help your skin stay smooth and young-looking. Sun damage and stress can also cause the collagen in your skin to break down. Without enough collagen and elastin, your skin will become thinner and eventually sag and develop fine lines. Age-defying peptides can prevent or even reverse these signs of aging.
What's a Peptide?
A peptide is a short chain of amino acids. When several peptides bond with each other, they form a protein. That's why scientists often call proteins “polypeptides.” A dipeptide has two different chains of amino acids bonded together. A tripeptide has three chains, a tetrapeptide has four, and so on. Chains of amino acids longer than 20 peptides are called proteins. These short amino acid chains are one of the most promising anti-aging treatments because they can penetrate the top layer of your skin and send signals to cells to produce more collagen. This makes your skin firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking.
Do Peptides Help to Reduce Wrinkles?
Peptides are popular ingredients in facial rejuvenation and anti-wrinkle treatments. Creams, facials, and peels are available. You'll need to use most formulations for at least a month to see results, and your wrinkles and other signs of aging could reappear if you stop using a treatment regularly. Since these creams, facials, and peels contain large molecules, you should exfoliate regularly to help as many as possible get past the first layer of your skin.
The Benefits of Peptides
Different amino acid chains send different signals to your skin, so they have several uses. Neuropeptides relax facial muscles to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, similar to Botox®. Copper peptides reduce inflammation, help wounds heal faster, and stimulate hair follicles. They may even help you get rid of stretch marks, age spots, scars, and other skin problems.
Phyto-peptides work well to increase collagen production. They also protect your existing collagen from damage, so you get results that are like an injection with facial filler. It just takes a little longer. Using these versatile compounds is less expensive and painful than an injection of Botox® or filler, and you won't have to worry about any unpleasant side effects.
Biscayne Wellness Center
If you're looking for expert treatment from a Miami skin care specialist, visit Dr. Julio at Biscayne Wellness Center for an anti-aging treatment consultation. Biscayne Wellness Center offers a unique masque and peel with advanced phyto-peptide technology. It can enhance your skin tone and texture, make your skin firmer, and reduce lines and wrinkles. The relaxing masque forms a thick cover that helps its large molecules penetrate your skin easily. Most people see results after their first luxurious treatment. This powerful skin restoration system is customized for each individual patient.