Not very long ago, the average woman’s skincare routine may have involved washing her face in the shower and slathering on thick, pink cream before bed. We’ve come a long way, Baby! Today, we’ve got a plethora of products that we may choose to cleanse, moisturize, and protect our skin. If you’re at a point where you are beginning to take your skincare seriously, you may be paying more attention to ingredients. You may even be considering starting a new routine that includes medical-grade products (highly recommended). Here, we shine the spotlight on the peptide ingredients that give the skin a boost.
Peptides, What Are They?
Peptides are small particulates of amino acids that get produced in areas where collagen, elastin, and other vital proteins are degrading. These particles act as messengers, signaling the body that healing chemicals are needed. Research has confirmed that collagen and elastin are two of the most important proteins for firm, resilient skin. Studies have also discovered that peptides, the messengers that demand more of these vital proteins, can be absorbed when applied topically. This discovery led to the widespread inclusion of various types of peptides in medical-grade skincare products.
How Peptides Work
We referred to peptides as messengers that are involved in tissue regeneration processes. As such, peptides are found in the skin and also in the joints and muscles. When tissue-supporting proteins break down, peptide amino acids are formed. These messengers indicate that protein production needs to increase. Some peptides also support newly remodeled collagen fibers and others boost minerals that are needed for foundational structure in deeper layers of the skin.
In addition to peptides, medical-grade skincare products contain complementary ingredients that soothe irritation, brighten discoloration, and foster maximum nutrient absorption for more significant results. Products are carefully made and more concentrated than what is available commercially, which is why they are only available in medical spas and clinical practices.
If you want to stop chasing the signs of aging, we can help. Contact our Fresno office at 559-435-SKIN (7546) to schedule a consultation where we can identify your skin’s needs and develop a plan to support them.