What They Are:
Peptides or amino acids which are naturally found in the skin, encourage the production of collagen and elastin to maintain healthy skin cells and give a plumper, more elastic look. These amino acids make the skin repair and enhance itself by chemical reactions. Peptides are collagen-stimulators and skin problem-solvers without the need for injury or inflammation.
How They Work:
Since the aging process causes a natural decline of peptides in the skin, synthetic versions found in serums and creams help strengthen collagen and elastin levels. The smaller the chain of peptides in a product, the more impact there is on collagen production because collagen is made of proteins that are bonded together with peptides. Using peptides on the skin makes the skin think it is experiencing a breakdown of collagen internally and therefore prompts the body to make more collagen. Peptides also work well with glycerin, which together helps bring moisture to the outer most layer of skin and lock it in.
What You'll Notice:
Over time the skin will start to look more plump, brighter, tighter and smoother, which is a direct result of the increase in collagen. But beware: This doesn’t happen overnight and can take at least one month, if not longer, to see a difference in the skin.
If you are ready to find out more about peptides and other skin treatments, please call out office to set up a skincare consultation!