Know the difference between skin care protocols and the dangers of ‘quick-fix’ solutions
When it comes to skincare, most of us fall into two categories. Those of us who never change our routine, quite possibly using the same ill-suited face wash and moisturiser from when we first introduced a daily home care routine and then, there’s the other group who embrace ‘quick fix’ procedures before there’s even a wrinkle in sight! So who’s on the right path? Is a ‘quick fix’ more effective than a thorough skin care routine? We at DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care believe that answer to be a resounding NO.
Whilst these ‘quick fix’ procedures can be very effective at freezing facial muscles or adding fullness to sunken areas, the results are often only temporary lasting between 4 – 12 months at best. Repeat procedures are frequently required in order to achieve the same or similar result.
On the other hand, using an effective skincare routine, consisting of active ingredients offering targeted skin care solutions, along with the correct use of professional protocols, one can visibly improve the skins health and boost your own natural collagen production. Correctly recommended products should encourage cell turnover thereby improving the skins texture and tone whilst strengthening the protective barrier of the skin. The science and technology of skin care has progressed dramatically over the past few years. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care incorporates various active ingredients, such as peptides, within their formulations, targeting the increase of collagen and elastin offering age reversal solutions.
Peptides are synthetic forms of amino acids, the building blocks of protein, without which cellular growth and regeneration would not be possible. There are various forms of peptides used within the skin care industry such as Acetyl Tetrapeptide 9 and 11. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care make use of these peptides within the following home care products;
DermaFix Collagen Conformer encourages natural collagen production and thereby accelerates the restructuring of the dermis with an immediate tightening effect being clearly visible on application. This corrective focuses on specific care for mature skin offering a flash lifting effect around the eye, neck and neckline. The “flash lift” effect has immediate appeal due to the soy protein offering an immediate tightening effect, this inspires the consumer to continue with a specifically designed DermaFix Collagen Conformer treatment protocol. This gives the inclusive supplementary peptides and tetrapeptides time to develop their efficacy. With age the synthesis of collagen decreases, resulting in skin thinning with visible signs of ageing. Collagen Conformer contains the purest peptides and tetrapeptides in a complex of active ingredients. In vitro and in vivo tests on aged human fibroblasts (Hayflick model), performed over a period of 4 months, resulted in a substantial increase in the production of collagen-1 and lumican resulting in thickening and firming of the facial contours. Lumican regulates collagen fibrils assembly.
DermaFix DermaPeptide, a powerful corrective containing Matrixyl® Acetyl Hexapeptide – 8, commonly known as Argireline®. DermaFix DermaPeptide prevents the formation of lines and wrinkles.
DermaFix DeCeLeRate can be applied as your homecare moisturiser containing 3 anti-ageing peptides complexes (Matrixyl® 3000 and Matrixyl® synthé6®) that have been tried and tested, working against ageing by reducing the depth of fine lines and wrinkles. Stimulates fibroblasts to synthesize collagen and elastin, this combination restores the skin back to its youthful appearance.
The abovementioned DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care products incorporated into your homecare routine will provide your skin with an instant lift and prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst encouraging the skin to produce mature collagen over a period of time.
Alongside the use of an effective home care routine, one can incorporate professional skin care protocols providing collagen induction benefits. DermaFix MT Microneedling protocol creates thousands of microscopic channels in the skin, this allows for an improved uptake of products into the skin and activates growth factors to stimulate the collagen-producing fibroblasts as the skin heals itself. This anti-ageing protocol not only provides the skin with collagen boosting benefits, but also helps to improve healthy cell turnover, promoting an improvement in overall skin well-being.
For more information on the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care brand, visit www.dermafix.co.za or call us on 0861 28 23 23.