Effective Skin Rejuvenation

by Sarah Martin

Posted on Friday 21st of November 2008

With so many options out there today for skin rejuvenation how do we know which ones to pick? Which selection will really help to maintain that ever-coveted youthful glow? There seems to be a new product out on the market every month that claims to erase wrinkles, lift the chin and fade away stubborn scars like no product has ever done before, but consumers must be wary of schemes that promise instant results.

Society today is obsessed with younger looking skin. A fortune has been spent in doctor offices getting treatments like laser rejuvenation to reverse the signs of aging. Even celebrities are constantly searching for the newest and greatest skin brightening system (http://www.vfhcinc.com/products.html) to keep their skin looking and feeling beautiful.

Benzyol Peroxide, which is one of the most well known treatments of acne, has been found to contribute to premature skin aging. Though benzyol peroxide is usually more effective than antibiotics for acne bacteria, it can cause skin dryness, sensitivity and irritation which all can contribute to accelerating the aging and wearing process on the skin. If smaller dosages of benzyol peroxide can be used, it may help to preserve the protein fibers of the skin.

Elastin is a protein fiber in the connective tissue of the skin that allows the skin to resume its shape after being stretched or contracted. It gives young skin its smooth and firm appearance. The skin loses the abundance of this protein fiber over time as the body ages. Men and women tend to start losing elastin around age 25.

Collagen is the other fiber found in skin and in contrast resists stretching and provides structure to the skin. It is also found in scar tissue, and accounts for about 30% of the body’s total protein. The loss of collagen as the skin becomes more aged is one of the main reasons that so many women are getting a mini face lift (http://www.vfhcinc.com/aesthetic.html) or other anti-aging procedures performed.

Both of these fibers can be found in facial skin rejuvenation products in an attempt to reverse the signs of aging and return skin to its original youthful splendor. It is wise to start with creams and low-dosage treatments to see how your skin reacts to new agents. Visiting a skin rejuvenation center or spa is a good way to learn about the different skin rejuvenation options available today including facials, acne facials, microdermabrasion, skin peels, botox and laser skin rejuvenation.

Laser skin rejuvenation is a procedure that reduces the appearance of flaws on the skin’s surface. A laser is used to break up the molecular bonds of the damaged skin cells and peel away each layer until the skin becomes smooth and more even. This option is used for patients with discoloration, sun damage, acne marks or wrinkles.

According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the use or interest in laser skin resurfacing has increased 230 percent between 1997 and 2007 making it one of the fastest growing skin treatment choices in the industry. Laser acne (http://www.vfhcinc.com/photos.html) treatments are sure to continue to increase over the new few years.

In the near future, skin rejuvenating treatments will be available in the home with skin care technologies that make caring for your skin a more aesthetic and safe experience. Though medical technologies exist, trying to improve your skin’s appearance through natural means is always the best place to start. Vitamin B3, plant extracts that contain essential oils and herbs, amino acids, and lotions that include cocoa butter, shea extract and aloe vera are all natural, safe, and affordable ways to rejuvenate your skin.

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